Certified Lover Boy

Drake - Certified Lover Boy
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2021 Ratings: #518 / 529
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2021 Ratings: #694
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Earmilk

Overall, he mostly avoids the pitfalls that were potentially threatening this release by pushing himself to continue growing, resulting in an improvement from his last official album Scorpion

80
Evening Standard

Across 21 songs and almost 90 minutes, Aubrey Graham goes into great detail about how talented, wealthy and desirable he is, and why we should pity him.

72
HipHopDX

CLB is a commercial juggernaut that sounds incredible but says very little.

70
Rolling Stone

For his part, Drake is rapping at a new level throughout CLB, and it’s worth noting that, as bland as it is by now, these are some of his best tough-guy raps which, perhaps depending on your level of toxic masculinity, is a good thing. 

67
A.V. Club

There’s nothing groundbreaking here. And honestly, groundbreaking doesn’t seem too much to ask from the man who calls himself the Champagne Papi.

66
Pitchfork

Drake’s sixth album sounds good but feels labored. Melancholic and often incisive, it becomes an overlong and very familiar journey through the life, mind, and heart of Drake.

60
Exclaim!

CLB is a serviceable enough Drake album, but he has a number of prior projects that showcase his dynamic rap abilities and frenemy quarrels at a much higher calibre.

60
Clash
Drake took three years out, enough time to go out and experience new things, change lifestyle and come back re-energised. Alas, the Pregnant Woman Emoji album is more of the same at its core.
60
The Guardian

Personally, sonically and thematically, Drake seems resistant to change.

60
The Arts Desk

A lot of CLB feels rehashed, but the way it captures Drake at an awkward junction in his life is intriguing.

60
AllMusic
As it stands now, the album is an overlong, undercooked, and cliched listen that will no doubt appeal to the Drake fans who can't get enough of him, but will leave anyone looking for something new sadly out of luck.
50
The Line of Best Fit

Certified Lover Boy is polished, well-executed and yet is completely devoid of ambition or memorable moments.

50
Entertainment Weekly
The new album is like watching the eighth season of a sitcom and growing hyper-aware of all the recycled jokes and actors' laugh lines.
40
Slant Magazine

Certified Lover Boy is a distended confessional wherein Drake tries to protect his reputation and reaffirm his image as a sweet-talking power player.

40
NME
On his sixth studio album, Drizzy sounds jaded and dull, treading water while he once again whines about women and fame.
40
The Independent

Certified Lover Boy’s greatest crime is just how bland and boring it is.

40
musicOMH

He has fallen into a deep complacency, and it’s unlikely that he’ll be shaken out of it until his sales decrease, making this yet another unimpressive, tedious release.

40
The Observer

On his sprawling latest offering, the rapper manages a few strong moments amid the navel-gazing and posturing.

MusicaMeretrix
NR
You knock up women, then get into legal bullshit behind closed doors instead of taking any kind of responsibility for your assholery unless Pusha T calls you out for being a pussy, and then have the nerve to put pregnant women emojis on your album cover as some sort of twisted act of pride in your shitty behavior? Go fuck yourself, Drake. I'm not listening to your stupid album. Your music bores the shit out of me anyways.
BradTasteMusic
41
stop
Musicnerdd
0
Nevermind
Doublez
35
Drake continues his downfall on Certified Lover Boy, a compilation of ultra comfortable songs that brings nothing special.

Is it possible to master the art of sass as much as Drake? It's been a few years now that the Toronto native has had this status of artist as much inescapable as irritable, because we must admit that Drake has raked up so many records that it is enough to put him on a featurings to make the sales figures of a frontman jump. When Drake proclaims himself the "Certified ... read more
Case
45
“Said that you a lesbian, girl me too, ayy” - Aubrey Drake Graham

Certified Lover Boy somehow manages to be 1 hour and 27 minutes of Drake’s most boring, lazy, and least interesting music ever. And unlike his other albums, there are like virtually no highlights that I can see myself going back to that make this listening experience any better.

I’m not like a big Drake fan or anything, but even in his lesser projects I usually find some enjoyment in them. But on ... read more
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Track List

1Champagne Poetry
5:36
59
2Papi’s Home
2:58
55
3Girls Want Girls
3:41
feat. Lil Baby
29
4In The Bible
4:56
38
5Love All
3:48
feat. Jay-Z
47
6Fair Trade
4:51
61
7Way 2 Sexy
4:17
41
8TSU
5:08
40
9N 2 Deep
4:33
feat. Future
45
10Pipe Down
3:25
46
11Yebba’s Heartbreak
2:13
with Yebba
53
12No Friends In The Industry
3:24
56
13Knife Talk
4:02
46
147am On Bridle Path
3:59
44
15Race My Mind
4:29
45
16Fountains
3:12
feat. Tems
38
17Get Along Better
3:49
43
18You Only Live Twice
3:33
59
19IMY2
4:12
feat. Kid Cudi
52
20Fucking Fans
4:05
17
21The Remorse
5:51
38
Total Length: 1 hour, 26 minutes
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Added on: August 14, 2020