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Certified Lover Boy


Certified Lover Boy

Sixth studio album from the Toronto rapper featuring guest appearances from 21 Savage, Future, JAY-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, Young Thug and more

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  1. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Six albums in, the rapper is still going into great detail about how talented and desirable he is — and why we should pity him
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  2. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The rapper’s latest album succeeds at vanquishing real and imagined foes, but at what cost?
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  3. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    This is Drake's third studio album in a row that's merely adequate, another missed opportunity from the talented rapper
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  4. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    Drake’s sixth album sounds good but feels labored. Melancholic and often incisive, it becomes an overlong and very familiar journey through the life, mind, and heart of Drake
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  5. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It feels rehashed, but the way it captures Drake at an awkward junction in his life is intriguing
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  6. 6.0 |   All Music

    The album is an overlong, undercooked, and cliched listen that will no doubt appeal to the Drake fans who can't get enough of him, but will leave anyone looking for something new sadly out of luck
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  7. 6.0 |   Clash

    Drake took three years out, enough time to go out and experience new things, change lifestyle and come back re-energised. Alas, the Pregnant Woman Emoji album is more of the same at its core
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  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Has hip-hop’s most self-pitying superstar finally grown up? The answer delivered by another album of toasts, boasts and dubious love songs is clear: you bet he hasn’t
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  9. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    CLB is a serviceable enough Drake album, but he has a number of prior projects that showcase his dynamic rap abilities and frenemy quarrels at a much higher calibre
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  10. 6.0 |   The FT

    The Toronto rapper’s brand of rampant individualism is in full force on his sixth album, smoothed by flowing melodies
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  11. 5.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    The problem is not in the lack of talent, but in its presentation
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  12. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Certified Lover Boy is polished, well-executed and yet is completely devoid of ambition or memorable moments
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  13. 4.0 |   The Independent

    There’s very little here that Drake has not done better or more emphatically elsewhere; his album is deprived of any kind of experimentation or insight
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  14. 4.0 |   musicOMH

    Drake was once a consistently enjoyable performer, but those days are long gone. He has fallen into a deep complacency, and it’s unlikely that he’ll be shaken out of it until his sales decrease, making this yet another unimpressive, tedious release
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  15. 4.0 |   NME

    On his sixth studio album, Drizzy sounds jaded and dull, treading water while he once again whines about women and fame
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  16. 4.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Drake’s Certified Lover Boy is a distended confessional wherein the rapper attempts to reaffirm his image as a sweet-talking power player
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  17. 4.0 |   The Observer

    On his sprawling latest offering, the rapper manages a few strong moments amid the navel-gazing and posturing
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