Album of the Month: Drake’s For All The Dogs
After being delayed for months, Drake has finally dropped the long awaited new album, For All The Dogs, on October 6th at 6am.
Earlier this year, Drake released a poetry book, Titles Ruin Everything: A Stream of Consciousness, which had the message, “I made an album to go with the book. They say they miss the old Drake, girl, don’t tempt me.” By including this quote, Drake teased his entire fanbase.
A month before the album, Drake released a single, “Slime You Out”, with singer and songwriter SZA. The single would go on to be included in For All The Dogs. Other than SZA, the 90 minute album features appearances from Teezo Touchdown, 21 Savage, J. Cole, Yeat, PartyNextDoor, Chief Keef, Bad Bunny, Sexxyy Red, Lil Yachty, and even Drake’s son, Adonis Graham across the 23 tracks.
When interviewing sophomore James Scothorn, he exclaimed that the album was, “hard to listen to and didn’t have any depth of good songs, and to be honest, I’d rate it a 3/10.” This wasn’t the only low rating. Even senior Christian Willis gave the album a low rating of 3.5/10 saying that, “I had high expectations for this album, but, unfortunately, I don’t think that it met the high standards.”
Although the song is projected to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart, the album has received many mixed ratings, with many saying that it did not reach their expectations. Throughout many sites, it has averaged a 2.65/5 star rating. Making For All The Dogs not one of Drake’s finest works.