Take Care (Explicit Deluxe) [Explicit] [+digital booklet]
 
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Take Care (Explicit Deluxe) [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

19 Mar 2012 | Format: MP3

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Digital Booklet: Take Care
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Mar 2012
  • Release Date: 16 Mar 2012
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Cash Money Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:23:19
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B007MRIVQE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 461 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Michael Cater on 14 Nov 2011
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Drake is a paradox; he's filthy rich and loving life, but since extreme highs lead to extreme lows, he also often finds himself depressed and insecure. "We live in a generation of/not being in love," he croons for perhaps the pivotal lyric of the whole album. He has all the girls he could wish for yet can't trust any of them. Drake makes music to reflect the generation we're in, reflecting equal parts materialism, disillusionment and self loathing, chronicling dispassionate sexual encounters and drug taking amongst the backdrop of egomania and emotional turmoil. All this he has channelled into Take Care, where amongst the masterful moody soundscapes of the beats, he sings and raps lyrics that are self deprecating, clever, revealing and most of all affecting.

Whilst a lot of the hate on Drake stems from typical populist backlash, there is also a level of misogynistic distaste in the rap community for his sensitive lyrics, large female fanbase and a suspicion at his relatively privileged background. Further anger comes from `serious' hip hop fans stems who feel Drake doesn't make real rap music, with his emotive soul bearing and silky singing voice. Those people are right to some degree - Drake is far closer to the minimalist/soul/blubstep of someone like James Blake than he is to murderous hardcore rap stars like Wu-Tang. But it isn't as if he has no predecessors in the genre; his flow is highly derivative of Lil Wayne, and lyrically his raw pathos brackets him with Kanye West, Kid Cudi and, further back, Tupac Shakur, albeit without the political bent of the latter's early work.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth on 10 Feb 2012
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I guess it's kind of fitting considering drakes persona is one of confliction, that i find myself liking this album when there are a plethora of reasons i shouldn't. Unless i'm mistaken this record runs for nearly 80 minutes and in that time you hear the voice of a man who is sickeningly self obsessed, shamelessly needy and by all accounts emotionally immature and i've walked away from this record feeling some genuine sense of satisfaction having heard it. Funnily enough i don't really have an answer as to why drakes personality flaws haven't resulted in me going to town on this, other than maybe he is all those things, but somehow his refreshingly self aware and unapologetically honest way of expressing himself is redemptive? Either way i'm charmed and i can't pretend otherwise.

There's more to the story than drakes wining/womanising of course and thats the music, which is by most accounts fantastic. We have "40" to thank as well as drake for creating a sound that is equals part soulful and minimalist. This is best exempliflied by opener "over My Dead Body and "Marvins Room" where there is little more than a simple chord progression on the piano and some reverberated electronic sounds throughout with drake singing/rapping almost in accapella and in the latter it's even sparser than that, where the music feels positively claustrophic. Replacing any instruments with similar elctronic sounds and the voice of an annonymous girl on the phone, who he's shamelessly attempting to convince she'd be better off leaving her husband and being with him "F that N that you love so bad", whilst in the same verse acknowledging how cliched he sounds "I'm just sayin', you could do better, tell me have you heard that lately?".
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Nov 2011
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There's a lot of music on Drake's sophomore release 'Take Care'. There are
eighteen tracks to consider and it is to his credit that the quality rarely
dips for a moment. With a hoard of top-notch producers at his right hand
the project could easily have dissolved into sonic incoherence but the
album achieves an admirable overall consistency both in structure and sound.
Guest appearances from his peers, too, are well-integrated into the whole.

When Mr Drake sings he sings beautifully; an easy voice to listen to, warm,
flexible and capable of expressing a wide range of emotions. When he raps
he does so fluently and without the braggadoccio which continues to infect
the work of many other big players in the upper echelons of the genre.
His lyrics are deeply personal, intelligent and well-constructed (the language,
however non-gratuituos, may be a tad strong here and there for younger listeners
so the "Parental Advisory" sticker seems appropriate in the circumstances).
One can imagine there were a whole bunch of yellow post-it notes on the studio
fridge to hold onto all the ideas in the project. It's fairly brimming over with
big themes : money, fame, women, politics, social commentary, all delivered
with a self-effacing mixture of irony, humility and a sharp eye for detail.

It is the melodies, however, which impress most. Whether writing alone or in
collaboration with his cohorts there is lot of really strong musical material in
evidence throughout the album framed in largely mid-paced rhythmic arrangements
which imbue the recording with a sense of subdued grandeur. It all hangs together.
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