🎵 Weekly Music Newsletter: Tired of Drake?

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9 min readOct 10, 2023

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Drake’s For All The Dogs is his fourth album in under two years. It’s evident that he’s haunted by the fear of fading into obscurity, especially given the album’s daunting 23-song, 85-minute duration, which arrives at a time when many of us are already experiencing Drake fatigue.

Regrettably, For All The Dogs succumbs to the same issues that have plagued Drake’s recent work. It feels hollow, lacking a clear artistic direction. The album encapsulates the essence of Drake: melodramatic relationship woes, trend-chasing, ostentatious displays of wealth coupled with rich-boy melancholy, and a fixation on petty grievances. The album revels in hedonism, with recurring themes of misogyny. It wallows in self-indulgence, unabashedly embracing Drake’s portrayal as a…

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