I didn’t know if I was gonna be able to go into work today, let alone enjoy my weekend knowing how much slander I was gonna have to write in this blog. Never in a million years did I think hell would freeze over and I would be saying this: for the first time ever, Drake made a bad album.
The four time Grammy winner dropped Honestly, Nevermind and Honestly…it was not good at all. For the first time in my 25 years of existence, I don’t think I downloaded one song off of this album. Besides having to go into the end of the work week with no new Drake I can enjoy, the hype was a even bigger let down.
I wanna first start off by saying I don’t blame Drake, as much as i want to blame the production team. The album starts off with his classic R&B, singing style we are used to (which was expected and we all can appreciate), but after the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th song all sounding the same it quickly went from bad to worse. Other than maybe two songs where we somewhat starts rapping, the whole album sounds like The Weeknd singing over tropical house music. Drake has always been good at keeping a good healthy mix of rap and R&B tracks on his album, but when roughly half of your 14 songs sound exactly the same, that was the straw that broke the camels back. I mean the instrumentals alone, is stuff you’d hear in the lobby of a American Eagle store.
Drake being one of my Top 5 favorite artist of all time, I can say this was truly a disappointment. “Jimmy Cook’s” was one of two songs I came remotely close to downloading, due to it actually being a classic Drake, rap (with an okay 21 Savage feature) and “Downhill” was one of the only tolerable R&B tracks on there (and still I couldn’t do it).
It pained me to write this but honestly…Honestly, Nevermind is a 5.6/10.