I had been eagerly awaiting Drake’s new album, the 3 promo tracks floating around Controlla, Pop Style and One Dance had me really excited but after my second listen I am still undecided as to whether I like it or not. I must admit on my first listen I was multi-tasking so could not fully take the album in and on my second listen I was still not able to focus.
I do love Drake as an artist and maybe this is why my expectations are very high, generally any track he features on I enjoy, so I was hoping just like Justin Bieber’s album Purpose and Mary J Blige’s album My Love I was going to hear banger after banger.
Last night Tim Westwood virtually featured the whole album on his Capital Xtra show, one thing about Tim he makes any track sound good, I am not going to lie I am now warming to Drake’s album and will go in for a third listen and come back with my verdict in a couple of hours.
The Final Verdict
So I am back, I decided to load the album onto my smart TV as opposed to my PC so as to get a fuller listening experience. What’s my View on Views From The 6 (Pardon The Pun) my view is that it is a good album, some of the additional tracks I am now loving include the Trap influenced Hype, Weston Road Flows which samples Mary’s Joint by Mary J Blige (taken from the My Life Album)
With You ft PartyNextDoor is a nice little track, Faithful, Still Here, Controlla – which is a slightly different mix (does not feature Popcaan but Beenie Man instead), Grammy ft Future and I am really feeling Too Good featuring Rihanna, it’s a catchy track and upbeat.
It took me 3 listens but I got there in the end I was determined not to give up on the album lol, there is something for everyone Trap, Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeat, Hip-Hop & R&B influenced tracks, a nice album for chilling out too. I think the 3 promo tracks that are floating around had set my expectations very high and on my first listen I thought the album was typical of many, a few good tracks and 10 other wack ones lol.
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