Nothing Was the Same

Nothing Was the Same

Music CD - 2013
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"8.6 out of 10...the most morose and triumphant of Drake's career."--Pitchfork
"Grade of A....superb thrid album..."--Entertainment Weekly
"3 out ot 4....'Nothing' finds the younger rapper asserting his own authority with increased confidence."--USA Today
"4 out of 5....It's a brilliant summation of all the things you already love about Drake..."--Rolling Stone
Drake continues to add onto an already impressive 2013 with the follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning album Take Care. His third CD includes the single Hold On, We're Going Home as well as the hit Started from the Bottom.
Publisher: New York, NY : Cash Money Records, [2013]
Edition: Explicit version
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,rda
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 03, 2017

This album is about the happiness of Drake himself. In the cover art of the album, there is a young Drake and an adult Drake or what he is now. He compares his thoughts of what he wanted to do or accomplish when he was young and what he has become today. When you put the covers of the albums facing each other, young Drake is looking up to adult Drake and what that means is that the young Drake is still searching for what he wants while the adult Drake has already found what he wants and is very happy with what he got.
He also wants people to be able to connect with him, having gone through the different relationship splits and how to deal with them.
The general tone of the music in the album is calm and laid back. The tone of the music is usually influenced by the style of the rapper and Drake is generally a calm and collected type of person. However, there are times when the tempo of the music becomes faster.
Overall, Drake’s Nothing Was the Same is a very enjoyable album to listen to. It also gave me a bit of courage to move on forward.
- @newtricksterx of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nothing Was The Same is one of Drake's best albums. It contains a lot of rap which people enjoyed a lot from him. It has one of the best intro songs from Drake which is Tuscan Leather. It contains big hits such as Started From The Bottom and Hold On, We're Going Home. Also, it has deeper songs about girls and his family such as Own It, From Time and Too Much. This is another Drake album that is very enjoyable to listen to and won't get old. It contains 15 songs with features from Jhene Aiko, Majid Jordan, Detail, Jay-Z, Big Sean and 2 Chainz. This is one of my favourite Drake albums. None of the songs were bad for me. Some of my top songs on NWTS are Tuscan Leather, Worst Behaviour, Wu-Tang Forever, Too Much and Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2. This is a Drake album you must listen to if you are into hip hop/rap.
- @sra1031 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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rosalinda_4
Feb 02, 2016

it is a very good rap songs of drake

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middlepath
Jan 29, 2015

Only slightly less garbage than his previous stuff.

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smichal
Jun 29, 2014

I liked the songs that I know from the radio/TV... but I did not like the others.

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babygcin
Oct 17, 2013

Honestly, this is one of his best albums yet! Love this!

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ewonderham
Oct 01, 2013

I personally think this is his best album yet. Great lyrics, and beats.

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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

There's never been a hip-hop star quite like him – his taste in beats runs to gloomy synths rather than dusty samples, and passive-aggressively burning his exes (or himself) is his favorite way of bragging. This approach helped sell 2 million copies of his last album, 2011's Take Care, and he's not about to mess with the formula. A more accurate title for this album might have been Everything Was Pretty Much the Same: It's a brilliant summation of all the things you already love about Drake – unless you find him totally annoying, in which case it probably won't change your mind. As usual, Drake is full of doubts and regrets, though maybe a little less so than before. On the catchy lead single, "Started From the Bottom," he celebrates his success so insistently you can't help but cheer him on – even if you know in the back of your mind that "the bottom," in his case, was the set of the popular Canadian soap opera Degrassi: The Next Generation. Elsewhere, on the bittersweet piano ballad "From Time," he settles a score with a long-gone flame: "She started telling me how I'll never be as big as Trey Songz/Boy, was she wrong!" But just a few bars later, he's switched to kicking himself over an ancient breakup with a Hooters waitress named Courtney: "Girl, I felt like we had it all planned out, I guess I fucked up the vision/Learning the true consequences of my selfish decisions." Yep, still Drake. His secret weapon has always been a keen ear for off-beat, vibe-y sounds. Longtime partner Noah "40" Shebib handles most of the production here, layering backmasked instruments that flutter like iridescent seaweed on the ocean floor. It's the perfect backdrop for Drake's quiet-storm raps, which he delivers in his signature suave singsong. The more melodic his flow, the slicker he sounds, allowing him to get away with some truly corny lines ("Girl, you know I've seen you naked"). He's most charming of all when he breaks into a full-on croon for "Hold On, We're Going Home" – an R&B air kiss so Eighties it should come with pastel leg warmers. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/nothing-was-the-same-20130919#ixzz2pSi3cvP6 Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

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