TITLE: Thank Me Later
YEAR RELEASED: 2010
CHART ACTION: #1 US, #1 R&B, #1 Rap, #15 UK
SINGLES: Over (#14 US, #2 R&B, #1 Rap, #50 UK), Find Your Love (#5 US, #3 R&B, #24 UK), Miss Me (#15 US, #3 R&B, #2 Rap, #162 UK), Fancy (#25 US, #4 R&B, #1 Rap)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: A lotta people bought this, so probably many know other songs. I don’t.
LINEUP: Drake, with guests Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, The Dream, Young Jeezy, Jay-Z, Little Wayne and a shit-ton of producers, etc.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: First full album (not a mixtape) by the Canadian multi-media star was popular, but didn’t move me.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Drake is…Drake. He’s sensitive, and his auto-tune singing and rapping along with his lyrics and melodies make him stand out from the pack.
But, on this record, I just didn’t connect with it. Some of his lyrics, and his explicit talk just didn’t work for me, and it seemed the tracks didn’t have a good solid core, just some production around some raps and singing.
It was popular, and others loved it. I didn’t, and it’s exiled.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: He released mixtapes and EPs before this came out, and that made his name in the business.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: C: Even the hits didn’t sound like they’d sound good on the radio. It’s probably just me, but I’m exiling this.