Drake: Views

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... (Eazy), Friday, 29 April 2016 04:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Views from the 6 was such a good album title

flappy bird, Friday, 29 April 2016 04:22 (two years ago) Permalink

this, however

JWoww Gilberto (man alive), Friday, 29 April 2016 04:42 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i dont know where the views are coming from. are they still from the 6 or from a different position on the number line?

6 god none the richer (m bison), Friday, 29 April 2016 04:43 (two years ago) Permalink

so depressed Popcaan was cut from Controlla

Captain Maximus, Friday, 29 April 2016 07:23 (two years ago) Permalink

#torontoslang

r|t|c, Friday, 29 April 2016 07:27 (two years ago) Permalink

I don't think there are any other views than Drake's in his universe. So he probably cut "from the 6" because, you know, someone else could have viewed something from the 6 too and he wanted to avoid the confusion.

And yeah, the missing Popcaan makes me all kinds of depressed.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 29 April 2016 07:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Future's verse is great tho

Captain Maximus, Friday, 29 April 2016 07:32 (two years ago) Permalink

they're playing the whole album (minus previously released singles) on trevor nelson's show rn - http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 April 2016 09:33 (two years ago) Permalink

The Rihanna track is good.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 29 April 2016 09:55 (two years ago) Permalink

why you gotta fight with me at cheesecake

johnny crunch, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:12 (two years ago) Permalink

pretty boring album so far

warm winds and clear skies, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:17 (two years ago) Permalink

someone shouldve talked him out of putting 20 songs on it

johnny crunch, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:20 (two years ago) Permalink

0 songs would have done just fine.

Matt DC, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm not listening to it and that's final *crosses arms*

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 April 2016 12:22 (two years ago) Permalink

This is probably the most "3 am and insomniac" album he's made yet.

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 29 April 2016 12:32 (two years ago) Permalink

lol this is trash he should make an album with mark kozelek

adam, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:34 (two years ago) Permalink

you're all still gonna find a way to get it in the 77

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Friday, 29 April 2016 12:36 (two years ago) Permalink

the back half of this is a lot stronger than the front imo, like controlla on I fuck w

johnny crunch, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:36 (two years ago) Permalink

think its time to ditch 40 as a producer

just sayin, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:36 (two years ago) Permalink

this like Lemonade for dudes

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 29 April 2016 12:45 (two years ago) Permalink

ew

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 29 April 2016 13:02 (two years ago) Permalink

listened to about half while I was drunk and:

- production is real pretty
- it's too long (even just in the half I've heard) and moves like it (unlike say the fetty album which is paced well for 20 damn tracks)
- weston road flows was great
- that's about all I got rn

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Friday, 29 April 2016 13:31 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm not listening to it and that's final *crosses arms* otm

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 29 April 2016 13:34 (two years ago) Permalink

^^

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 April 2016 14:06 (two years ago) Permalink

4thed

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 29 April 2016 14:16 (two years ago) Permalink

like, I don't envy the colleagues who have to write 900 words on this twaddle and the Beyonce parallels we'll read

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 April 2016 14:22 (two years ago) Permalink

more like boos from the 6th

ejemplo (crüt), Friday, 29 April 2016 14:25 (two years ago) Permalink

uh, from the 6

ejemplo (crüt), Friday, 29 April 2016 14:25 (two years ago) Permalink

^^

― thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Friday, April 29, 2016 10:06 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

4thed

― cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, April 29, 2016 10:16 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

cheers for solidarity but I am physically located in TO which means my resistance is futile :(

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 29 April 2016 16:22 (two years ago) Permalink

The only drake song I know is hotline zing. Will I like this?

calstars, Friday, 29 April 2016 16:29 (two years ago) Permalink

has anyone said "views from the 6/10" yet

probably

i woke up late

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Friday, 29 April 2016 17:31 (two years ago) Permalink

could this be his New Jersey?

Van Horn Street, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:31 (two years ago) Permalink

it's just so long. so long.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

I was gonna say, it feels like we've reached peak Drake.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 April 2016 18:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Sorry for using that phrase, but it seems like the Drake market is saturated and people are gonna start getting sick of (or at least bored with) him.

Probably wishful thinking.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Friday, 29 April 2016 18:45 (two years ago) Permalink

i would always argue that his best tracks are his less known (non-album, deep cuts), but the ten tracks of the second half + hotline bling would have been enough to be a good album. it's a shame because the better tracks here have the potential to convince the non believers.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:47 (two years ago) Permalink

there's literally nothing that will "convince me" wrt this clown

Is Jack Nicholson really qualify as "Partyman"? (jim in glasgow), Friday, 29 April 2016 18:50 (two years ago) Permalink

also yeah, his ubiquity is a disservice to his craft. there's another universe in which he has much less success and is still just this dork who's really good at playing the rapper. instead I guess we are all tired, I know I am.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 29 April 2016 18:50 (two years ago) Permalink

agree w/ VHS re: the second half of the record

with few exceptions, he'll prob always be a love him or hate him rapper (and those on both sides will continue having to LET YOU KNOW those feelings in no uncertain terms). kanye is prob the only hip-hop figure who's as thoroughly polarizing at this point

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Friday, 29 April 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

it is funny 2 me that ppl so much feel they have to be a part of w/e the cultural discussion is w/r/t drake that they post like no way am I listening to this

that seems to not happen w other artists or other high profile media does it? I know im not posting on every Marvel movie thread 'no interest never seeing this'

johnny crunch, Friday, 29 April 2016 19:06 (two years ago) Permalink

^ i want to do this whenever i see a marvel movie thread tbf but yes OTM

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i have no interest in ever seeing a marvel movie!

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:16 (two years ago) Permalink

easier to escape marvel movies.

Is Jack Nicholson really qualify as "Partyman"? (jim in glasgow), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:23 (two years ago) Permalink

i absolutely disagree

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:27 (two years ago) Permalink

it's easier to escape marvel fanboys, the movies' presence is inescapable but neutral. no one says they identify with captain america

cher guevara (lex pretend), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:29 (two years ago) Permalink

i work for a video game company so i may be an edge case but i can absolutely tell you i ehar people discuss the relatability of spiderman and batman more often than that of drake

yellow despackling power (Will M.), Friday, 29 April 2016 19:31 (two years ago) Permalink

same

His best album since Take Care if I ignore him. The guests and samples are OK to excellent.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 March 2017 14:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Want to say VIEWS would be a great album if it was cut down to 10 tracks and 40 minutes, but upon revisiting it, I think it would just be pretty good. The dancehall songs are the only ones that feel like expansions on his style, the rest feel like retreads. I like "Feel No Ways" a lot, but can't shake the fact that it sounds like the bitter sequel to "Hold on We're Going Home" (although I wouldn't be totally opposed to Drake further exploring his chillwave side...). Also, the sequencing is terrible. The title track would be a decent closer if the album itself wasn't so exhausting.

Drake shocked me by essentially admitting VIEWS was disappointing artistically ("I was an angry youth when i was writing Views/Seen a side of myself that I never knew" is most direction admission we're going to get) and pivoted with More Life, reestablishing himself critically and further cementing his status as a commercial force. VIEWS will not be his New Jersey.

For what it's worth, here's my ideal VIEWS tracklist:

9
U With Me?
Feel No Ways
Hype
Controlla
One Dance
Hotline Bling
Too Good
Childs Play
Views

Handsome Bookor, Thursday, 30 March 2017 14:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Views can't be a New Jersey because Hotline Bling is his definitive track imo.

gospodin simmel, Thursday, 30 March 2017 17:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Views can't be a New Jersey because Hotline Bling is his definitive track imo.

― gospodin simmel, Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:49 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah this is true

gimp in wankouver (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 30 March 2017 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Hotline Bling was released 9 months before Views and was only tacked on to juice the streams count

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

also true

gimp in wankouver (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 30 March 2017 18:04 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

How much of More Life supposedly being better than this album is because of people actually like it more, vs. the Critical Narrative willing a return to form after such a "bitter" and "dark" album? Which is only true for maybe half of this.

I understand I'm the last one not onboard who just doesn't appreciate dude's current alleged genre-mixing genius. I wonder though

nova, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:34 (one year ago) Permalink

More Life made me like Views better—i appreciate Views's cohesiveness more now

austinb, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 18:52 (one year ago) Permalink

How much of More Life supposedly being better than this album is because of people actually like it more, vs. the Critical Narrative willing a return to form after such a "bitter" and "dark" album? Which is only true for maybe half of this.

personally i prefer More Life because it has more good music on it. just one man's opinion

flopson, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 19:40 (one year ago) Permalink

"Travel through the Caribbean with Drake as he tweets passive-aggressively"

Let’s just do it and be legends, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:50 (one year ago) Permalink

lol flopson, fair. I think it's got a few dope songs vs. his other albums which I don't like in general. Find a lot of the supposedly more "fun" material dull per his usual though, just in a different way. + him reverting to his old mopey personality toward the end

That part in "Free Smoke" where he speeds up his flow is cool tho, first time I've been kinda impressed by him stylistically since I don't know

nova, Thursday, 11 May 2017 03:22 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Today I am going to challenge everyone to just go out and do something for someone, anything, the smallest thing just to bring another human being some joy and please tag me in it somehow so I can see all the love being spread.

You don’t have to play the song in the background or have some hashtag. This isn’t about streams and all the other tactics being used...just go be kind in any way you can and let’s all watch the world be nice to each other even if it’s for 24 hours.

Thank you

- Drake

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:59 (five months ago) Permalink

and you get a car

warm winds and clear skies, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 02:57 (five months ago) Permalink

Drake becoming the Oprah of rap is very on-brand.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:51 (five months ago) Permalink

"do something for someone, anything, the smallest thing just to bring another human being some joy"
"please tag me in it somehow so I can see all the love being spread"

basically as long as you tag Drake it satisfies these two conditions lol

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:01 (five months ago) Permalink

His next album will be about being happy and the ridiculous pictures of Drake will reach its peak.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:03 (five months ago) Permalink

for something that was apparently the biggest song of 2016 i literally never saw or heard one dance anywhere (and still haven't)

which feels especially weird considering i've bumped into heaps of other drake stuff just moseying about over the years

heliogabberlus, Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:16 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpVfcZ0ZcFM

I find this slightly repulsive

niels, Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:01 (five months ago) Permalink

that song is SO POPULAR on the radio

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is a weird hit. I mean, I like Drake, but I’ve listened to this song plenty of times and nothing about it sticks with me. I think we’ve just reached peak Drake, where any song he releases is an automatic #1 based on the obscene amount of streams he’ll get for it. I thought he’d kinda peaked a couple of years back, but I guess not.

triggercut, Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:30 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah but this is radio and at night they take call in requests and it's always this or Cardi ppl ask for

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:23 (five months ago) Permalink

Signs flopped just a few months ago, fyi. This is v catchy.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:26 (five months ago) Permalink

it is catchy indeed, but wtf is up with that video

niels, Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:59 (five months ago) Permalink

He’s god.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:02 (five months ago) Permalink

hah i had typed that then deleted for some reason. otm. part of me hates this ego-stroking video but part of me is like hm maybe this will inspire some youngsters (or anyone) to do some good or nice? idk

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:38 (five months ago) Permalink

sure, in that sense it's nice

but I can't help feeling like it ends being more of a demonstration of power, a celebration of the inequality that Drake is benefitting from and other people are suffering under, and maybe it's because of all the Trump stuff but that kind of gesture probably seems less innocent to me now than it would have 5 years ago

niels, Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:26 (five months ago) Permalink

for sure

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:33 (five months ago) Permalink

Stuff like that’s Never innocent, but not necessarily bad or nefarious either. I like the song. It feels as if he has stripped everything down to the purest, drakiest sound ever. The acapella part in the middle is a stroke of genius. So simple, so effective. So very Drake.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:39 (five months ago) Permalink

otm i also only love my bed and my momma im sorry

johnny crunch, Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:44 (five months ago) Permalink

Love the b-side "Diplomatic Immunity." Goes from Motor City Casino details (Detroit) to L.A. restaurants to the UAE.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 22 February 2018 18:02 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

He sampled Lauryn Hill's Ex-Factor on his newest song. It's pretty good!

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 7 April 2018 21:56 (three months ago) Permalink

yea this knocks

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:02 (three months ago) Permalink

New song is great

flappy bird, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:57 (three months ago) Permalink

the best bit is the brief break that's just the Lauryn Hill and Big Freedia samples layered over each other

ufo, Sunday, 8 April 2018 03:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Fuck the beat is so good

flappy bird, Sunday, 8 April 2018 03:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Drake knowing exactly when to release a single with a Lauryn Hill sample is why he is dominating the charts, dude is just in total sync with the moods and zeitgeist.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 8 April 2018 04:27 (three months ago) Permalink

the same part of "ex-factor" is interpolated in cardi b's latest single

dyl, Sunday, 8 April 2018 10:16 (three months ago) Permalink

as immediate as God's Plan is, it's grown on me

niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 11:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Did not expect him to come out with a New Orleans bounce song, it's nice though

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 8 April 2018 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

He had one on Views, no?

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 8 April 2018 19:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I wouldn't know, did he?

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 8 April 2018 22:22 (three months ago) Permalink

the same part of "ex-factor" is interpolated in cardi b's latest single

More on this – https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/hip-hop/8297506/drake-nice-for-what-lauryn-hill-ex-factor-samples-kehlani-cardi-b

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Monday, 9 April 2018 00:19 (three months ago) Permalink

I wouldn't know, did he?

― change display name (Jordan), Sunday, April 8, 2018 6:22 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Child's Play was described to me as such

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 01:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Thanks, I checked that out, it has a slowed-down bounce sample buried in there, but doesn't feel like a bounce track (it's way outside the tempo range for one thing). The new one has 'that beat'.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

well now i got to know more about NO's bounce, which does deserve a mainstream crossover.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 21:18 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

new album blew me away, i'm sorry

Ross, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There is 13-14 worth of great stuff on this record, but as always with Drake there is also 10 absolute duds.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 5 July 2018 04:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New Jersey predictions turned out to be off didn't they?

https://pitchfork.com/news/drakes-scorpion-went-platinum-on-its-release-day/

piscesx, Thursday, 5 July 2018 12:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wanted to trim it down to the tracks I enjoy and thought I'd be left with roughly a single album worth material (around 13-14 tracks)... but I ended up with 20 !
So yeah, I really like this album.
btw there's a dedicated thread ya'll :
Drake - Scorpion (June 29, 2018) ~it's a double album~

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 5 July 2018 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp riaa counts streams and digital sales ("streaming equivalent" and "track equivalent albums") from pre-release singles toward album certifications now. consequently it's normal for albums to be eligible for certification immediately upon release.

the album's total first-week 'consumption' total as reflected on the billboard charts will likely be a bit less than what views pulled, inevitably broken streaming records aside.

(since i've seen heavily-rt'd twitter threads getting this point very wrong, i should point out that the way riaa handles things is NOT the same as how billboard does it. billboard will count streams and sales for "god's plan" "nice for what" and "i'm upset" towards the album's first-week total, but only those attained during the tracking period i.e. after the album was actually released. none of the streams/sales "god's plan" racked up while it was #1 on the singles chart will impact scorpion's placement on the album chart.)

dyl, Thursday, 5 July 2018 18:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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