Nothing Was the Same

Drake (Music CD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Nothing Was the Same

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Drake continues to add onto an already impressive 2013 with the follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning album Take Care. His third CD includes the single Hold On, We're Going Home as well as the hit Started from the Bottom.
Authors: Drake, 1986-
Title: Nothing was the same
Publisher: New York, NY :, Cash Money Records,, [2013]
Edition: Explicit version
Characteristics: 1 audio disc :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in.
audio file,CD audio,rda
Content Type: performed music
Media Type: audio
Carrier Type: audio disc
Notes: Title from container.
"Parental advisory, explicit content"--Container.
Contents: Tuscan leather
Furthest thing
Started from the bottom
Wu-Tang forever
Own it
Worst behavior
From time (featuring Jhene Aiko)
Hold on, we're going home (featuring Majid Jordan)
305 to my city (featuring Detail)
Too much
Pound cake/Paris Morton music 2 (featuring Jay-Z).
Summary: Drake continues to add onto an already impressive 2013 with the follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning album Take Care. His third CD includes the single Hold On, We're Going Home as well as the hit Started from the Bottom.
Local Note: 1 15 24 53 54 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 84 102 109 112 118 153 159 210 211 216 228 231 236 242 243 244 245 250 258 276
Additional Contributors: Jhené Aiko 1988-
Jay-Z 1969-
Majid Jordan (Musical group)
Statement of Responsibility: Drake
Performers: Drake, vocals ; with accompanying musicians.
Subject Headings: Rap (Music) Popular music 2011-2020.
Topical Term: Rap (Music)
Popular music
Publisher No: B0019139-02
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Jun 29, 2014
  • smichal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked the songs that I know from the radio/TV... but I did not like the others.

Honestly, this is one of his best albums yet! Love this!

Oct 01, 2013
  • ewonderham rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I personally think this is his best album yet. Great lyrics, and beats.


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There's never been a hip-hop star quite like him – his taste in beats runs to gloomy synths rather than dusty samples, and passive-aggressively burning his exes (or himself) is his favorite way of bragging. This approach helped sell 2 million copies of his last album, 2011's Take Care, and he's not about to mess with the formula. A more accurate title for this album might have been Everything Was Pretty Much the Same: It's a brilliant summation of all the things you already love about Drake – unless you find him totally annoying, in which case it probably won't change your mind. As usual, Drake is full of doubts and regrets, though maybe a little less so than before. On the catchy lead single, "Started From the Bottom," he celebrates his success so insistently you can't help but cheer him on – even if you know in the back of your mind that "the bottom," in his case, was the set of the popular Canadian soap opera Degrassi: The Next Generation. Elsewhere, on the bittersweet piano ballad "From Time," he settles a score with a long-gone flame: "She started telling me how I'll never be as big as Trey Songz/Boy, was she wrong!" But just a few bars later, he's switched to kicking himself over an ancient breakup with a Hooters waitress named Courtney: "Girl, I felt like we had it all planned out, I guess I fucked up the vision/Learning the true consequences of my selfish decisions." Yep, still Drake. His secret weapon has always been a keen ear for off-beat, vibe-y sounds. Longtime partner Noah "40" Shebib handles most of the production here, layering backmasked instruments that flutter like iridescent seaweed on the ocean floor. It's the perfect backdrop for Drake's quiet-storm raps, which he delivers in his signature suave singsong. The more melodic his flow, the slicker he sounds, allowing him to get away with some truly corny lines ("Girl, you know I've seen you naked"). He's most charming of all when he breaks into a full-on croon for "Hold On, We're Going Home" – an R&B air kiss so Eighties it should come with pastel leg warmers. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/nothing-was-the-same-20130919#ixzz2pSi3cvP6 Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook


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