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Take Care (Deluxe) [Explicit]

Take Care (Deluxe) [Explicit]

15 Nov 2011
4.4 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 15 Nov. 2011
  • Release Date: 19 Mar. 2012
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: ℗© 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,843 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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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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By The Wolf TOP 50 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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I will start with a generalisation reflecting my own personal opinion; Drake's 'Take Care', the sophomore follow-up to his undeniably unique debut album 'Thank Me Later', is no less than a sheer epic of proportions. It seems unreasonable for someone like himself, a still relative new and upcoming rapper, to have been placed with such great burden of expectations. However despite this, Drake pushes his own previous boundaries and the boundaries of rap, hip-hop and r'n'b in general to deliver something truly special. I think he knows himself the amount of delicacy and intimacy he put into his latest effort, and as a result he crafts (along with leading producer 40) an album that can only be described as incredibly consistent, rather enigmatic but overall thoughtful (hence the name of the album title).

Here is a track by track review:

Over My Dead Body - Perfect intro track that really gives you the feel of the album. The gentle piano chords and twinkly melody is wholly atmospheric and introspective. 10/10
Shot For Me - Has that signature '40' beat, with Drake seamlessly interchanging with rap and r'n'b. I love the ending which gives a very nice lead in for Headlines. 9/10
Headlines - Drake shows off his refined flow with one of the catchiest hooks on the album. Boi-1da and 40 produce this triumphant, boastful winner of a track. 9.5/10
Crew Love - features a wonderfully haunting chorus from The Weeknd. The song mixes soft r'n'b sections with unsettling, hard-hitting beats. Has that lush sound only found on a Weeknd track. 9/10
Take Care - features Rihanna, however she barely sounds like herself. Whispered vocals on the chorus works extremely well with Drake's rap/r'n'b switch complementing this rather upbeat song.
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