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More Life: A Playlist by October Firm

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More Life: A Playlist by October Firm

The latest release from the Toronto, Ontario rapper Aubrey Drake Graham is described by the artist as a playlist

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Young Money Entertainment / Cash Money Records
UK Release date
18/03/2017
US Release date
18/03/2017
  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The first record of Drake’s astronomically self-absorbed career to put music first
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    As an album, it is probably Drake’s worst. But as a collection of totally atomized songs and ideas, it’s up there with anything he’s released
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  3. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Drake seems to come to terms with the fact he may not dominate the rap world, but he can still find fun in the journey
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  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    The artist’s preoccupations are to the fore in tracks that cycle fluently from claustrophobic to delicate
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Cements a place for genres long-overlooked by mainstream media; dancehall, grime, Afrobeat, house, trap and, of course, rap, and takes Toronto on a world tour to celebrate life
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  6. 8.0 |   Crack

    Rich with subtlety and detail, you could make a case for More Life being best Drake’s best project since Take Care
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  7. 8.0 |   The Music

    One of the most consistent creators this century has offered us. A must listen
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  8. 8.0 |   NOW

    In lesser hands, all of this regional slang and cadence-hopping would seem like straight-up appropriation
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The project is closer towards old school rap mixtapes, where unreleased tracks sat alongside potential singles and one-off tracks from crew hanger-ons
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  10. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    An artist who always sounds most inspired when he remembers to look beyond his own head. On More Life, he's wearing less and going out more – and it does his music a world of good
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Something more akin to a mix album, with plenty of guests dropping by to chip in a verse or a rap, over 80 minutes’ worth of grooves and beats sculpted by a veritable army of producers
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  12. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    A vocalization of the heart in his heartless world, and a veritable return to form for it
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  13. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    Showing off his many talents and interests, the hardcore hip-hop tracks are just as enjoyable as the tropical beats. He’s back
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  14. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    It's a long player made for luxuriating and a total immersion into Drake's world-pop lifestyle
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  15. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    Still, in Drake’s capable hands, he’s able to mold these songs to where they’re creative, and some are extremely catchy
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  16. 7.3 |   Gig Soup

    There are enough great moments over the project’s 22 tracks to get fans excited; with the more melodic numbers in particular standing out
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  17. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Ultimately, More Life does a terrific job creating a mood with its dancehall-flecked, atmospheric production, and it certainly points to a fascinating fork in the road moment for the world’s biggest rapper
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  18. 7.0 |   The 405

    There are highlights, to be sure, ‘Passionfruit’ ranks among the best grooves Drake has graced in his career
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  19. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Drake’s idea of “more life” is “more everything”. My idea of More Life is less music, and the best thing about this playlist will be the one I eventually build for myself
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  20. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Regardless of your opinion of Drake’s music, you have an opinion on Aubrey Drake Graham, and because of this, More Life both succeeds and suffers
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  21. 6.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    It all stacks up as an agreeable (not wonderful, definitely not boring) assortment of thumpers, enough to pass the time until Drake finds a new culture to pillage
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  22. 6.0 |   The Observer

    More Life has sprawl in-built, so judicious use of the skip function is required, but this is high-quality filler
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  23. 5.0 |   All Music

    Another overly serious, musically uninteresting effort.
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