The eighth solo studio album, For All The Dogs, is five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Drake’s latest project. This highly anticipated yearly release by the rap superstar was pushed back on two different occasions, the delay accompanied with Drake hinting at the album having features from J. Cole, SZA, and 21 Savage made expectations for the album rise.
The album is Drake’s usual style, songs talking about how great of a guy he is, and how he spoils all of the women that have had the pleasure of being in contact with him. The album has a great mix of intricately produced high energy songs reminiscent of his previous album, Her Loss, and a slower paced melodic R&B style very similar to his fourth studio album Views. The album has ten features: SZA, Bad Bunny, Teezo Touchdown, J.Cole, Sexyy Red, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Lil Yachty, Yeat, and 21 Savage. The features that stood out the most were the songs by Teezo Touchdown, J.Cole, SZA, and 21 Savage; their styles blended fluidly with Drake’s, and sounded the best compared to the others. Yeat, Lil Yachty, and Sexyy Red’s features weren’t as fluid because of the respective artist’s overwhelming musical presence, but the songs were still good.
This was a very solid release from Drake. Every song was above average, and the features on the album rounded out the vibe that Drake’s verses were trying to convey. The only problem with the album is its lack of standout hits. The song with the most plays on Spotify is “Slime You Out (Ft. SZA)” but it is the album’s precursor, as it was released before the album, which allowed for the song to have more time for people to play it. With that being said, I would rate this album a 7/10 For its replayability, good features, and balanced tracklist.
Drake’s newest album release: For All The Dogs [Image Credit: Drake]