Certified Lover Boy Review

Certified Lover Boy Review

Date
September 12, 2021
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A very Drake album....
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Overall

Let's be a real, this is a 'very Drake album'. He's given us Instagram captions, fxckboy anthems and borderline toxic 'in your feelings songs'. Despite the lack of musical growth (especially if you've given into the Certified Lover Boy vs. Donda hype), Drake knows what his fans want and expect - so he delivered.

I've lived with this album for a week now and some songs, like Yebba's Heartbreak, have grown on me, while other songs like 'You Only Live Twice' I find annoying now, after a few listens. Read my breakdown below of my reactions to each song, mood ratings, star ratings and of course - the best Certified Lover Boy Instagram captions

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Track by Track

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Track No.RatingTrackMoodCommentsInsta Captions
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Champagne Poetry
Beast ModeChill VibesIn Your FeelingsClub Bangers
Navajo beat - nice little tempo switch up at the end. Second listen and tbh, it bangs! When he says it’s the “pretty boys vs the petty boys”, you need to run back the tuneeee. This is that track where people will know every word so they can flex when it comes on
- "It's the pretty boys vs the petty boys" - "This the part where I don't ever say "Pardon me" anymore This the part where I'ma find a new part of me to explore"
2
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Papi’s Home
Chill VibesIn Your FeelingsBeast Mode
Fire intro -middle of the night vibes when it’s been really hype but you need a break - nice little cameo from Nicki
3
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Girls Want Girls ft. Lil Baby
Chill VibesEnd of the Night
This one is definitely 'for the ladies' - or at least that's what he thought he was doing 🥴 . The 'say that you a lesbian girl, me too' line is a bit for bit questionable for obvious reasons
4
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In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon
Chill VibesFor Long DrivesIn Your Feelings
Drake's part is honestly a bit skip-overy but worth it for the Giveon part which is easily the best part of the song
- "Think I'm Tiger Woods, the way I'm teed off thе 17" (for when you play golf, obviously)
5
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Love All ft. Jay-Z
Chill VibesIn Your FeelingsFor Long Drives
The most Drake song if there was one - if you know what I mean. He basically says the same thing over ad over again. the Jay-Z part is... fine
6
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Fair Trade ft. Travis Scott
Club BangersBeast Mode
Banger, Banger, Banger - expect this in the clerbs
- "I don't understand why you blame me Just take me as I am, it's the same me' - "Feeling young but they treat me like the OG" -"And the dirt that they threw on my nameTurned to soil and I grew up out it" -"I've been losing friends and finding peaceBut honestly that sound like a fair trade to me" -"I don't think you feeling me, I'm out here being everything they said I wouldn't be and couldn't be"
7
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Way 2 Sexy ft. Young Thug & Future
Club BangersBeast Mode
Set the scene: he’s out with the boys and they just ordered a bottle of Grey Goose - the bottle girls are bringing it out with the sparklers going - city boys anthem. But also one for the city girls, because who are we kiddingggg
-"I'm feelin' too sexy to accept requests" -"Too sexy for your girl, too sexy for this world"
8
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TSU
Chill VibesFor Long Drives
A tune for your long drives playlist - you’ve lost track of how many times you’ve heard it but you somehow you know all the words when it comes on
-"This is a story, it came from my life and I'm just recording this shit"
9
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N 2 Deep ft Future
Chill VibesClub BangersEnd of the Night
Sounds like a filler track at first - you're not expecting the second half the song. It's definitely giving 'chill club banger vibes'
10
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Pipe Down
BreakupsBeast ModeIn Your Feelings
A track for kicking it / remembering when your ex did you wrong
11
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Yebba’s Heartbreak ft Yebba
In Your FeelingsBreakupsChill Vibes
Beautiful vocals, what else can ya say - Drake doesn’t actually rap on this one
12
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No Friends In The Industry
Beast ModeClub Bangers
Play this song on a run - thank me later. Suddenly really hype/feeling myself/maybe wanna fight someone?! You know when the DJ drops this one it’s mosh pit vibes only
13
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Knife Talk ft. 21 Savage & Project Pat
Beast Mode
This is about to play in very Hookah Bar - there’s gonna be that one guy in the corner rapping every bar in the corner between each smoke
-"Checked the weather and it's gettin' real oppy outside"
14
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7am On Bridle Path
In Your FeelingsFor Long DrivesChill Vibes
It’s another classic Drake in his feelings song - basically a song to stroke his ego and take shots at Kanye. But kudos to lyricism/songwriting - marked down for toxic masculinity
15
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Race My Mind
In Your FeelingsChill Vibes
Personally, I'd skip over this one. Beat is bearable enough for background 'white noise', but that's about it
16
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Fountains ft Tems
In Your FeelingsEnd of the NightChill Vibes
Okay, afrobeats, we see you! The return of culture chameleon Drake and we love to see it. Tems is floating, as per usual
17
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Get Along Better ft Ty Dolla $ign
In Your FeelingsBreakupsChill Vibes
Respectable track - Drake is in his R&B bag in this one. Still kind of a filler track
18
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You Only Live Twice ft. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
Beast Mode
A 'feeling yourself' track - tried to bask in the glory of YOLO, but fell short (in my opinion)
19
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IMY2
In Your FeelingsBeast ModeBreakupsChill Vibes
Vibeyyyyyy - love Kid Cudi on the chorus melody. A great feel-good (or eff-your-ex) track. Not too hype or overdone
-"Lifted are my days, my dreams are vivid colours"
20
Fucking Fans
In Your FeelingsChill Vibes
I wouldn't have missed this one if it didn't make the album - my personal least favourite
21
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The Remorse
In Your FeelingsChill Vibes
It’s a vibe - some solid verses from Drake. Definitely one for when you just need to chill. Nice dedication to everyone who's pulled him up. Perfect end of the album track
-"And I'm drowning out the noise from the sideline Sometime it's louder than the voice I got in my mind I can't even hear myself when I get quiet time Like, how they telling me I'm done, when I'm in my prime?"

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Beast Mode
Champagne Poetry
Champagne Poetry
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Fair Trade ft. Travis Scott
Fair Trade ft. Travis Scott
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No Friends In The Industry
No Friends In The Industry
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Way 2 Sexy ft. Young Thug & Future
Way 2 Sexy ft. Young Thug & Future
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IMY2
IMY2
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Pipe Down
Pipe Down
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Papi’s Home
Papi’s Home
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You Only Live Twice ft. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
You Only Live Twice ft. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
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Knife Talk ft. 21 Savage & Project Pat
Knife Talk ft. 21 Savage & Project Pat
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Chill Vibes
Champagne Poetry
Champagne Poetry
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The Remorse
The Remorse
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Fountains ft Tems
Fountains ft Tems
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IMY2
IMY2
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Yebba’s Heartbreak ft Yebba
Yebba’s Heartbreak ft Yebba
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N 2 Deep ft Future
N 2 Deep ft Future
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Papi’s Home
Papi’s Home
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Love All ft. Jay-Z
Love All ft. Jay-Z
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7am On Bridle Path
7am On Bridle Path
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Get Along Better ft Ty Dolla $ign
Get Along Better ft Ty Dolla $ign
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In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon
In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon
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TSU
TSU
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Girls Want Girls ft. Lil Baby
Girls Want Girls ft. Lil Baby
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Race My Mind
Race My Mind
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Fucking Fans
Fucking Fans
In Your Feelings
Champagne Poetry
Champagne Poetry
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The Remorse
The Remorse
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Fountains ft Tems
Fountains ft Tems
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IMY2
IMY2
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Yebba’s Heartbreak ft Yebba
Yebba’s Heartbreak ft Yebba
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Pipe Down
Pipe Down
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Papi’s Home
Papi’s Home
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Love All ft. Jay-Z
Love All ft. Jay-Z
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7am On Bridle Path
7am On Bridle Path
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Get Along Better ft Ty Dolla $ign
Get Along Better ft Ty Dolla $ign
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In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon
In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon
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Race My Mind
Race My Mind
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Fucking Fans
Fucking Fans
Club Bangers
Champagne Poetry
Champagne Poetry
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Fair Trade ft. Travis Scott
Fair Trade ft. Travis Scott
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No Friends In The Industry
No Friends In The Industry
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Way 2 Sexy ft. Young Thug & Future
Way 2 Sexy ft. Young Thug & Future
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N 2 Deep ft Future
N 2 Deep ft Future
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End of the Night
Fountains ft Tems
Fountains ft Tems
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N 2 Deep ft Future
N 2 Deep ft Future
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Girls Want Girls ft. Lil Baby
Girls Want Girls ft. Lil Baby
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For Long Drives
Love All ft. Jay-Z
Love All ft. Jay-Z
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7am On Bridle Path
7am On Bridle Path
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In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon
In The Bible ft. Lil Durk & Giveon
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TSU
TSU
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Breakups
IMY2
IMY2
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Yebba’s Heartbreak ft Yebba
Yebba’s Heartbreak ft Yebba
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Pipe Down
Pipe Down
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Get Along Better ft Ty Dolla $ign
Get Along Better ft Ty Dolla $ign
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