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I was trying to avoid it as long as possible, but my wife became obsessed with it about 3 weeks ago and now I kinda dig it.
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April 29, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I'm glad you said that, I'm going to try listening again. I listened to "Pentecost" and didn't love it, but I'll try again and listen to the whole album.
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April 29, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Yeah I hope I can appreciate it like that eventually. I definitely don't hate it -- it just didn't grab me like most Drake albums do right from the start.
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April 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Drake Views
SOMETHING to look FOR-WARD to (in Britt Daniel's voice)
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April 29, 2016 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I have to say though, I do think the back half of the album is slightly better, starting with "Controlla." I really love "Too Good" and then like "One Dance," "Pop Style," "Fire & Desire" and "Views" well enough, but they aren't mind-blowing or anything.
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April 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Drake Views
I already said this in the comment party, but it's crazy that literally every one-off non-album track he's released over the past two years is better than most of the songs here: "0 to 100," "Back to Back," "Hotline Bling"... even "Right Hand" and "Charged Up" would be standouts on this lifeless album. Then 'If You're Reading This,' even though I thought it was too long, at least it had a sense of spontaneity and fun that is completely lacking here. And it had some straight-up bangers. There are NO bangers here, at all. And I'm not just talking about rap bangers, although that is a part of what's lacking. There aren't even any cathartic, catchy R&B hits, except if you count "Hotline Bling" as a bonus track. Nothing that comes close to "Hold On We're Going Home" or "From Time" or "Too Much" or "Take Care." It's super disappointing.
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April 29, 2016 on Premature Evaluation: Drake Views
I still feel like the album is a huge "meh," but "Too Good" with Rihanna is pretty awesome.
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April 29, 2016 on Comment Party: Drake’s VIEWS
It is definitely a dreary listen. I don't think the magic stopped working on you, I just think there's very little magic to grab onto here. Literally every one-off non-album track he's released over the past two years are better than most of the songs here: "0 to 100," "Back to Back," "Hotline Bling"... even "Right Hand" and "Charged Up" would be standouts on this lifeless album. And then there's 'If You're Reading This.' I thought that "mixtape" was a little too long, but it had a sense of spontaneity and fun that is completely lacking here. And it had some straight-up bangers. Why are there no bangers here? It's just really disappointing.
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April 29, 2016 on Comment Party: Drake’s VIEWS
I love these guys so much. Gorilla Manor is one of my favorite albums ever.
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April 29, 2016 on Local Natives – “Past Lives”
Just realized how funny it is to argue that Jay-Z is toxic and not Kanye
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April 29, 2016 on Comment Party: Drake’s VIEWS
He took Jay Z and Kanye off "Pop Style"! Maybe considering Jay's reputation at the moment, he decided he's too toxic haha. But Kanye!
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April 29, 2016 on Comment Party: Drake’s VIEWS
I know I shouldn't judge an album by its 1:30 samples, but this seems pretty mediocre so far -- we'll see if my opinion changes with the full album.
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April 29, 2016 on Comment Party: Drake’s VIEWS
Oh nice, I've been to Jupiter several times but didn't know about the yukon gold pizza. I'll have to try it out.
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April 28, 2016 on Watch Metallica’s Full Record Store Day Set At Berkeley’s Rasputin Music
What the hell is call ID?
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April 28, 2016 on Blink-182 – “Bored To Death”
I live 5 minutes from Rasputin, how did I miss this?!
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April 28, 2016 on Watch Metallica’s Full Record Store Day Set At Berkeley’s Rasputin Music
Also remember how the lead singles to Nothing Was the Same were "Started From the Bottom" and "Hold On We're Going Home"? We haven't heard anything that approaches those two tracks yet, so I'm hoping for some solid deep cuts.
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April 27, 2016 on Drake Reveals Views Tracklist