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holyfishpaste
87
Pop rap at its best. It's grandiose, it's memorable, great verses through and through! After re-listening all these years I forget how many songs weren't meant for radio play. It's really dense and well done, patient, creative and engaging. Also, remember he's a singer too! These have his best R&B songs PERIOD.

Is it Drake's best album? Arguable....
It can be cheesy sometimes cause sometimes it WAS on the radio. But honestly, at the time, it was the best thing you heard.

lol also ... read more
exception
39
As everyone knows, Drake has been one of the biggest rappers and pop stars in the world for the past two years or so. I've been extremely underwhelmed by the majority of his work, so I never saw the point in going deeper into a discography of an artist that I have already confirmed I did not like. But to hell with reason, I gave Take Care a listen; and from what I had heard and read, Take Care is his best album. How fucking wrong that was.
Take Care is about as watered down and cheesy as hip ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
73
Great

"Pop Rap at its best"?! PSsssSSHHHHhHHhHHH...........

Best: The Real Her, Shot for Me, Marvin's Room, Buried Alive, Lord Knows, Doing It Wrong, Look What You’ve Done, HYFR, The Ride

Weakest: We’ll Be Fine
Cyd
89
This album... I've always just loved it tbh. It's Drake’a most consistent body of work and it takes influence from an even better album, Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak.

I can't sit and tell you that this has no flaws, but I will say that the positives outweigh the negatives massively

Favorite tracks: Headlines, Marvins Room, Under Ground Kings and Look What You've Done

Least favorite song: Good Ones Go Interlude (Cameras is great, but the other side of the track is ehh.)
CxAylward
74
lush production and flawless songwriting. the true opus of hip-hop/R&B crossover EDIT: damn i was rly on Drake nuts huh
SoundAura
60
Although it is undoubtedly his strongest effort in a career of lackluster LP’s, mixtapes, and singles, Take Care doesn’t do much in the way of progression or poetic understanding. Some of it feels as if Drake is sort of getting the hang of his style and making it into something special and interesting, but then it just turns around and becomes the Drake everybody knows and for some reason... loves. It’s as if Drake did all his homework and studied everyday just to wind up ... read more
JFulfy
91
DRAKE at his BEST. My favourite album by him.

Fav Tracks; Over My Dead Body, Take care, Marvins Room, Doing it Wrong.
twwalter
83
His most mature album, easily his best work thus far. In time, it will probably be succeeded by a future work.
SirBarxAL0T
86
Phenomenal listen. Through Drake's melodic voice, and improved rapping, one can notice the hard work that was put in to evoke an atmosphere for R&B and a variety of emotions, especially melancholy. Only a few moments of inconsistency, nevertheless, the interludes make the album transition well. Very good production from his team. Heck, some songs induce the chills in me.
Favorite Tracks: Take Care, Marvin's Room, Lord Knows, Cameras, Doing it Wrong, The Real Her, Look What You've Done.
thisisabtlgrnd
92
This is a major rap record for me. I know Drake's persona rubs some people the wrong way, but I think it suits the music perfectly. Take Care is packed with introspective, evocative bars, ground-breaking (for the time) beats that filter the past 50 years of R&B through a 21st century lens, and a mostly great list of featured artists that serves as a snapshot of 2011's heavy hitters in hip hop. It's also the best encapsulation of Drake's hugely influential sing-rap style, which has been ... read more
trevorbarnes
55
This aged poorly over the years. I'm not blinded by nostalgia like I am with NWTS, so I can see so many awful points throughout this album. It definitely has it's great moments, and some of Drake's greatest moments are certainly on here. I seriously can't fathom how people can listen to how serious Drake is over some of the corniest bars that can come out of an artists mouth.

Regardless, it has some huge highs so it's decent. Decent to me is a 6/10.
MinatoArisato
75
What many would consider to be Drakes greatest body of work, Take Care is Drake perfecting his early style and is quite the notable release in modern Hip-Hop. Take Care is a fusion of R'n'B and Rap music, which was still a fairly new thing back in 2011, it's smooth and soulful. The production is excellent, each track feels smooth and refined. Drake's lyrics and persona still leave a lot to be desired but his voice and delivery is really good here, both rapping and singing with this sense of ... read more
Juan23
87
Tracklist (Best To Worst)
1. Lord Knows
2. Headlines
3. Shot For Me
4. Make Me Proud
5. Crew Love
6. The Ride
7. HYFR
8. The Motto
9. The Real Her
10. Practice
11. Marvin's Room
12. Look What You've Done
13. We'll Be Fine
14. Over My Dead Body
15. Take Care
16. Under Ground Kings
17. Doing It Wrong
Cory_Revv
80
This was my first drake listen...And it was amazing...not so much for his new work๐Ÿ˜
BruhMan
82
FAVORITE TRACKS: Shot for Me, Headlines, Crew Love, Take Care, Marvin's Room, Under Ground Kings, Lord Knows, HYFR & The Motto

LEAST FAVORITE: Make Me Proud, Good Ones Go (Interlude), Doing It Wrong & The Real Her
Obese_Beast
35
Headlines and Marvins Room are the only 2 tracks worth listening to on here
FinalLifeline
97
One of the 21st century's greatest pop records so far. Drake takes cues from Kanye, Aaliyah, Wayne, and most importantly, himself, to construct an album that is—in short—delectable. The life of the record is in the production: lush, ocean-deep, and gorgeous, it provides the perfect bed for Drake's soliloquies and confessions. The stories Drake weaves aren't intricate, but they feel hyper-real. His tales of opulence and new fame are in stark contrast to West & Jay's 2011 opus ... read more
dyelir
89
Mixing a solemn aesthetic with a boastful persona and you get Canadian rapper Drake - the former characteristic is displayed throughout the album the best. The ambiguity as to which Drake you're going to get is what makes this album so great. Refer to the cover for the sentiments the album holds: surrounded by gold, riches and fame but with nothing to look up for.
Creator R-Zita
89
Strong songs , strong vocals. Drake proves that he can be a great singer except a great rapper. R'n'B and Hip Hop are combining harmonically in this standout record!
DefSky
89
" The women be the taste makers for the shit we making " Kendrick Lamar
96
It's undeniable how this project influenced an entire generation including me.
It was the album that made me love rap.

Drake was at his prime as a artist and even hungrier to deliver more.
Production, verses, hooks, everything was on point. The perfect mix between rap and r&b.

(shoutout to weeknd for all the support. kendrick's interlude is ridiculous so as 3 stacks verse and also lil wayne)

Drake's best album by far and I hardly believe he will ever top this again.
SamWescott
85
Drake infuses soft love songs with club bangers in the ultimate fashion
mixtapesalsa
75
Take Care is the culmination of Drake finding his true sound after a few projects of building the persona, now adding in a generous dash of The Weeknd with already mixed amounts of Phonte, Lil Wayne, Big Sean and 808s & Heartbreak. His best proper LP, Drakes strengths are properly showcased whether he's rapping over soft, melodic beats, intertwining his singing into pop rap tracks, or shunning haters who can't admit he's got what it takes to hold his own on the mic by effortlessly dropping ... read more
Rock_Metalhead_
50
Extremely generic and boring album but it isn't as bad as his other works.
Favorite:The Real Her
Least Favorite:Make Me Proud
Becausetheinter
83
A great moody album with mixing of rap and R&B.
Tielur
75
This album is mad long like every other fucking Drake release, but this is tolerable...and pretty entertaining
Malneezy
70
Probably his best.
CJAYy
90
I’ve been procrastinating from giving this a 9 for so long. But a quick re listen really told me that I shouldn’t give a shit of other people’s opinion.
100
Take Care is the second studio album from Canadian rapper & singer Drake, released in the autumn of 2011 (he even says: "Damn, is it the fall, time for me to revisit the past, it's women to call, there's albums to drop" on "HYFR"). It features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Tyga, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and others. The project contains many melancholic tracks, such as "Doing It Wrong"; "The Real Her"; "Marvin's ... read more
devmo03
80
Drake sounds more focused and mature here on this project than he did on prior works. Very good album.
PeggyPomp
90
Yes I do like Drake

NWTS and Take Care been neck and neck for best Drake album for years and I still can't decide
KoleeKo
80
Revisiting this in 2019 confirms my view of this being Drake's grandest project and his best argument for a classic album. Hit after hit with some R&B cuts I actually thoroughly enjoy from him that match the luxurious night atmosphere. He flexes his lyrical chops that these days seems hard to come by on Lord Knows which is tough no matter how much of a rap purist you may be. However this album does have moments of dragging on as it has always been Drake's m.o. to have both killer AND ... read more
Hamilton
88
I hate Drake aside from If You're Reading This Its Too Late. BUT, I had never listened to Take Care aside from skimming through a bunch of the tracks and dismissing it as his most slow album, and I figured it would be terribly boring. Honestly though, the production is top notch, features are good, and it has its bangers but also slow songs that work great in the context of the record. This is probably the best pop rap album in existence, for a genre that is so filled with utter garbage this ... read more
EntryIncomplete
79
Just like Thank Me Later, Take Care is bloated to hell and back. Standing at almost 90 minutes, there's a lot of tracks here. The main difference between this lp and Drake's last record is the quality of the tracks. The production is denser, more glamorous and expensive sounding, matching Drake's overall presence very well. There's a lot of great tracks here, so while I think this album could have been 10-13 tracks ideally, I don't really know what tracks to cut. Most of them are pretty good, ... read more
Sappy
85
Top Favorite: Marvin's Room
Other Favorites: Crew Love, Shot For Me, The Real Her
Least Favorite: We'll Be Fine
XDRUG
80
Class-World-Classic

Satisfaction Song: "Over My Dead Body", "Take Care", "Marvin's Room", "Doing It Wrong"

Displeasure Song: "The Motto"
uhTragic
90
one of the best drake albums imo.

best tracks:
Over My Dead Body, Crew Love, Take Care, Marvins Room, The Motto

worst tracks:
Shot For Me,
100
I miss this Drake
MarcM
NR
I was happily listening to the first few tracks when I looked at album track list and saw one hour twenty three minutes. Not happening today, oh my god. If I do ever come back to this, I pray that the whole album isn't that soft and watered down because enduring that would require superhuman immunity to boredom.
bertdrew
69
1. Over My Dead Body - 8.5
2. Shot for Me - 8.5
3. Headlines - 8.5
4. Crew Love - 8.5
5. Take Care - 9.0
6. Marvin's Room - 9.5
7. Under Ground Kings - 4.0
8. We’ll Be Fine - 4.5
9. Make Me Proud - 6.5
10. Lord Knows - 8.0
11. Cameras - 7.0
12. Doing It Wrong - 8.5
13. The Real Her -76.5
14. Look What You’ve Done - 6.0
15. HYFR - 7.5
16. Practice - 5.0
17. The Ride - 6.0
18. The Motto - 9.0
Inglume
69
This didn't need to be as long as it was, but hey, it's Drake! Even at this point in his career he has put too many songs on an album and could've cut away plenty of them. Still a good record for Drake.
dzrey
76
SLAP: Marvins Room, Practice, Take Care, The Motto

BORDERLINE SKIP: Under Ground Kings, Over My Dead Body, Make Me Proud

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VERDICT: Never listened to this when it first released so I've avoided the nostalgia bias. Drake's performance on here is clearly less developed than his top tier albums, his voice is very monotone for the most part. But the songs individually are still very impressive, this is an anthem album
93
This shit's amazing man, the only two tracks I don't come back to is the first interlude and Cameras
ChannelBlonde
89
great
amygoodall
60
good with questionable moments
88
This is Drake's magnum opus. If Thank Me Later was an introduction to Drake, this is the body paragraph. He separates his raps from the R&B smoothly which makes for a lengthy but rewarding listen. The guests are top notch, the production is fitting, and Drake's raps are actually good.

Faves: Crew Love, Marvin's Room / Buried Alive Interlude, We'll Be Fine, Lord Knows
Least Faves: HYFR
YehiaSeyam
87
Hard to forget the impact this LP had when it was first released
Definitely one of the best times we have heard the Canadian artist
2011 aoty
therawreviewer
45
favs: over my dead body, headlines, crew love, buried alive interlude
least fav: take care
aaron
87
This album has aged so badly, but it was important to me upon its release thats for sure.
PMM
64
Over My Dead Body 6.6
Shot for Me 6.4
Headlines 6.2
Crew Love 5.2
Take Care 7.6
Marvins Room 7.3
Buried Alive Interlude 6.3
Under Ground Kings 8.6
We'll Be Fine 5.9
Make Me Proud 6.3
Lord Knows 6.7
Cameras / Good Ones Go Interlude 6
Doing It Wrong 6.8
The Real Her 6.4
Look What You've Done 5.9
HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right) 6.2
Practice 4.7
The Ride 5.8
The Motto 6.2
Hate Sleeping Alone 6.5
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