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Honestly, Nevermind

by Drake

Released June 17, 2022 via OVO Sound / Republic Records

Reviewed June 27, 2022

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Jimmy Cooks (75%), Sticky (39%), Massive (33%)

Love or hate the guy, Drake’s calculated “risks” typically go as planned, and Honestly, Nevermind will reign as this summer’s soundtrack to late nightlife. His investment into club and dance movements based from places like New Jersey and Chicago have seemingly affirmed the recent resurgence of house, club, and dance music in the mainstream (-Beyonce enters the chat-). Many are rightfully panning Drake’s 7th studio album for its lack of core differences from any other of his albums, as well as his painfully mediocre singing and songwriting. Despite this, there is still a certain charm to the record that is felt by many and lost on many others. God only knows what styles and trends October’s Very Own will take stakes in as Drake looks to extend his commercial dominance to unprecedented lengths. – DeVan (6.5/10)

Alan: 7.9/10 | DeVán: 6.5/10 | Jacques: 6.5/10 | Dominick: 6/10 | Henny: 6/10

Cam: 4.5/10 | Jared: 4/10 | Daniel: 3.5/10

Community Reviews:

The album is an interesting yet polarizing change for Drake, it's pretty obvious this is made to satisfy a certain audience of chill club/partygoers. It's also really easy to play, so it's good to do homework with (in my case). The beats are minimal and so are the vocals, none would work on their own. I like that the production doesn't overpower Drake, as that would be the case if the Production was made by Daft Punk or Gesaffelstein, or some other amazing electric producer. This LP is solid, but weird – @alannuzcategui (8/10) Did anybody want a Drake Dance/House album? Nope. Drake announced a new surprise album and released it all within the span of 24 hours. The hype was insane considering it was now 14 tracks with apparent surprise features, not to mention the trap inspired artwork. When released, the reception for this record is polarizing with a partial audience loving that Drake is switching up his stale formula and, more commonly, the rest acknowledging how half-assed this attempt is. If you were to ask me, I’d say this is Drake’s most boring and uneventful release thus far. – (2.5/10)

He can't keep getting away with this. I can't wait for Drake to flop so he can start caring about the music again. I'm tired of the plain, brainless, yearly releases with no charisma and little to no substance. It seems the biggest rapper in the world can't afford memorable production and decent writers and composers. – @elbeatdeflatbedfreestyle (2/10)


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