Drake - Honestly, Nevermind (2022)

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Whoop, here it is.

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Friday, 17 June 2022 04:03 (two weeks ago) link

Horrible '20s Album Titles Like...

Drake released pretty much house album and I am living. This one’s for the aunties who dance. I am an auntie who dances. Good knees only on the dance floor. pic.twitter.com/yX73MuxBGB

— Danez (@Danez_Smif) June 17, 2022

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Friday, 17 June 2022 04:53 (two weeks ago) link

Or:

I’m 7 songs in to this Drake album and I feel like I’m at Zara trying on jackets

— Eritrea’s own (@KingSenay) June 17, 2022

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Friday, 17 June 2022 04:58 (two weeks ago) link

exclusive hot ilm take: this album sucks.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 17 June 2022 05:24 (two weeks ago) link

I love this so much

Spottie, Friday, 17 June 2022 09:14 (two weeks ago) link

This is the Drake I love.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 17 June 2022 11:21 (two weeks ago) link

Sounds like "Passionfruit" the album - I'm into it.

yesca, Friday, 17 June 2022 11:38 (two weeks ago) link

Sounds like "Passionfruit" the album - I'm into it.
well, that does sound promising

butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 June 2022 11:59 (two weeks ago) link

don’t tell me both Drake *and* Beyoncé are going the amapiano way this summer

butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 June 2022 12:01 (two weeks ago) link

Sounds like "Passionfruit" the album - I'm into it.

don't make me want to hear this!

ufo, Friday, 17 June 2022 12:06 (two weeks ago) link

No amapiano on the album, breastcrawl, but Black Coffee exec produced it and has some tracks on it. I'm actually surprised he didn't at least try to put a piano track on here.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 17 June 2022 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

now I’m imagining afrohouse purist Black Coffee fighting tooth and nail to prevent Drake from getting wind of the hot, hip and happening sounds on the streets and in the clubs of Mzansi.

butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 June 2022 13:03 (two weeks ago) link

apparently tresor contributes vocals to a few tracks

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Friday, 17 June 2022 13:26 (two weeks ago) link

The few times I find Drake compelling is when he’s doing songs like Hotline Bling or Passionfruit. If this is “Passionfruit, the album” I’m going to love it.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 17 June 2022 13:26 (two weeks ago) link

now I’m imagining afrohouse purist Black Coffee fighting tooth and nail to prevent Drake from getting wind of the hot, hip and happening sounds on the streets and in the clubs of Mzansi.

― butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), 17. juni 2022 14:03 (thirty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol, he's namedropping uncle waffles on the album so I guess he knows what piano is...

https://sahiphopmag.co.za/2022/06/did-drake-name-drop-uncle-waffles-on-newly-dropped-album/

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 17 June 2022 13:38 (two weeks ago) link

I’m actually kinda enjoying a Drake album in full

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 17 June 2022 14:54 (two weeks ago) link

This is kind of pleasant but there’s nothing that reaches the heights of passionfruit.

Could do with some guest features. Drake’s ambien vocals do a weird contrast and feel a bit tiresome on a full on dance album.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 17 June 2022 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

next album: "Seriously, Let It Be"

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 17 June 2022 15:18 (two weeks ago) link

makes me excited for the new Beyonce record and how its being described. Did the big movers just decide that house is the move?

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 17 June 2022 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

big *steppers

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 17 June 2022 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

big movers, big steppers and long shaker intros

butt-mooning is a polysemous word, hoss! (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 June 2022 17:11 (two weeks ago) link

Feels like we’ll be hearing this in gyms and on rooftop bars for a long time.

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Friday, 17 June 2022 18:02 (two weeks ago) link

tmi buuuut im feeling sticky

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 June 2022 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

“Morale for Big Steppers”

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 17 June 2022 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

i want to like this bcuz he's made great house pop songs before but i'm not finding a ton to grasp onto here. i feel like he fell off from a songwriting perspective or ran out of ideas for songs. or is trying to make an actual dance record which... yeah. it's definitely better than scorpion and certified lover boy but that's clearing a bar that is lying on the floor. compared to "take care," "passionfruit," "get it together" i don't find this all that engaging sadly

J0rdan S., Friday, 17 June 2022 23:17 (two weeks ago) link

i'm glad you guys brought up the amapiano thing, it's interesting. he posted about uncle waffles on IG a month or two ago, so he's still plugged in to some extent. i feel like the issue per se is that amapiano is, like, actual club music, whereas this sorta tasteful deep house functions outside of clubs and thus is more approachable for someone (drake) who i assume doesn't actually go dancing to house music at clubs

J0rdan S., Friday, 17 June 2022 23:20 (two weeks ago) link

i listened to this after the warriors won so im gonna need to listen again when my head is clear

Spottie, Friday, 17 June 2022 23:31 (two weeks ago) link

tend to agree with Jordan S here. a club(bing) record this is not. listened to it last night, not super attentively I’ll admit, more hoping/expecting that something would jump out and grab me, and while there was some nice stuff, that never really happened.

also it’s a real shame he can’t be bothered to credit people when they won’t generate extra streams for him, cf Tresor on “Down Hill” vs 21 Savage on “Jimmy Cooks”.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 18 June 2022 07:47 (two weeks ago) link

btw the Uncle Waffles thing, based on that article, comes across more as grooming than anything musical.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 18 June 2022 07:53 (two weeks ago) link

yea now that I've spent some time with it, it's nice enough but nothing quite at the height of "Passionfruit". Probably like "Massive" the most which is some decent house music business.

yesca, Saturday, 18 June 2022 09:55 (two weeks ago) link

"massive" is like, fine but it's no "passionfruit" yeah

feels like he should have attempted this sort of album years ago

ufo, Saturday, 18 June 2022 10:35 (two weeks ago) link

I like this album

I'm mostly hearing the criticism that he doesn't sound v engaged on these songs but imo it's exactly the right amount, considering it's Drake we're talking about here and the type of music on this album

Murgatroid, Saturday, 18 June 2022 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

At first I thought it was boring average stuff (I didn’t care at all for his previous album) but after listening to it more I like its smooth vibe as a soundtrack for some late summer night swimming pool after parties (things I never do of course !). I’m still getting familiar with the songs but there are many moments I find very cool. Like « Down Hill » (I could easily imagine a single remix of that one) or the squeaky bed track (although I haven’t decided yet if I find that sound fun or annoying..).

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 19 June 2022 08:56 (one week ago) link

next album: "Seriously, Let It Be"

― m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, June 17, 2022 3:18 PM (two days ago)


An underrated talent of Drake is his ability to make me exhausted just by reading his album titles

Attached by piercing jewelry (bernard snowy), Sunday, 19 June 2022 13:40 (one week ago) link

Xpost: just realized this album is 100% getting a remix treatment.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 19 June 2022 14:24 (one week ago) link

Alright, Fine, A Quick One, While He's Away

maf you one two (maffew12), Sunday, 19 June 2022 14:39 (one week ago) link

An underrated talent of Drake is his ability to make me exhausted just by reading his album titles

― Attached by piercing jewelry (bernard snowy), Sunday, June 19, 2022 2:40 PM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

haha, otm

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Sunday, 19 June 2022 19:18 (one week ago) link

I just thought one of the reasons why I like this album a lot although it’s not great and doesn’t really have hits is because I hear it as a kind of alt OST to… Miami Vice (the movie) !
It’s more about atmospheric moments that are very « visual » to me than songs.
Anyway I’ve been listening to it a lot lately and it perfectly fits my current too warm/exhausting summer mood.

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 16:55 (one week ago) link

I really like the "Sticky" + "Massive" combo.

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Wednesday, 22 June 2022 18:54 (one week ago) link

this is the most listenable drake album in a long time though it still has a feeling of wasted potential, it's onto something at times but doesn't quite deliver

ufo, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 19:16 (one week ago) link

maybe he should have marketed it as a "mixtape" or w/e

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 19:20 (one week ago) link

yeah, it really feels like a mixtape or something.

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 23 June 2022 09:45 (one week ago) link

like the frustrating thing about this album is there's the bones of an actual good drake album here rather than it just being tiresome in the usual drake way

"falling back" is a very weird single choice because it's like, a moody bridge section stretched out to the length of a full song and that probably could have worked in the right context but as the single & first song on the album it just comes across as half-formed

i really like "down hill" though

ufo, Thursday, 23 June 2022 15:08 (one week ago) link

it just comes across as half-formed

and that applies to the whole album imo.
"Down Hill" is the perfect example of this : it's my favourite track but it seems amazing to me that no one involved in this project could see how that could be a GREAT single with more work/instrumentation...
It's so obvious that when I listen to it I can HEAR the missing arrangements !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 23 June 2022 15:17 (one week ago) link

the difference is that "down hill" still really works as it is but i get what you mean yeah

ufo, Friday, 24 June 2022 00:40 (one week ago) link

“Falling back” is a weird single yeah, it’s one of the weakest tracks in here.

“Jimmy Cooks”, “Sticky” and “Massive” are the obvious choices for singles imho.

“Down Hill” and “Tie that binds” could work too. Really like those two - I agree “Down Hill” could have been an even better song with some work.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 24 June 2022 17:22 (one week ago) link

Opening tracks are the ones I don’t really care for… album really gets on track for me Sticky onwards.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 24 June 2022 17:24 (one week ago) link

Sticky onwards every song has hit potential. Forgot “Overdrive” that one is also an obvious single…. I really don’t get why choose “falling back” when there’s at least 5 better choices for singles in here.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 24 June 2022 17:28 (one week ago) link

Yeah « overdrive » is pretty good. Also I » quite fond of the end of « calling my name ». So far I agree that the second half of the album is the strongest.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 24 June 2022 20:05 (one week ago) link

Also agree that « Jimmy Cooks » is quite obvious as a single (especially the first part). Actually back to my movie OST comparison, it’s very different from the rest of the album and as the final track I see/hear it as a end credits music!

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 24 June 2022 20:13 (one week ago) link

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

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 26 June 2022 07:16 (six days ago) link

Lol at the wedding singer guy

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 26 June 2022 07:39 (six days ago) link

Classic

johnny crunch, Sunday, 26 June 2022 10:12 (six days ago) link


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