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  • Summary: The 25-track fifth studio release for the Canadian hip-hop artist features guest appearances from Jay-Z and Ty Dollar $ign as well as vocals from Michael Jackson and Static Major.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Jun 29, 2018
    80
    The 12 track Volume 1 of Scorpion is a sharply focused hip-hop album, with Drake delivering eloquent zingers over stripped back beats and spine-tinglingly atmospheric hooks. ... Meanwhile, the 13 track Volume 2 showcases Drake’s flip side, sensitive R'n'B loverman whose simple two-note melodies offer nights of pleasure on dance floors and in bedrooms yet somehow always end with broken hearts (usually his).
  2. 80
    Yet for all its tiresome megalomania, Scorpion is so beautifully rendered--from vocals to samples to features to beats--that Drake ends up pulling you over to his side, much like Kanye West did on his similarly vexing “Ye.”
  3. Jul 13, 2018
    80
    In the long run, a few duds in 90 minutes of material doesn't seem too high a sin, especially considering the same concession could easily be made for a release like the Beatles' White Album. Thus, with Scorpion, Drake makes a cohesive argument for broadening our attention spans and enjoying life's music, regardless of runtime.
  4. Jul 2, 2018
    67
    It’s a drag, but a compulsively listenable one, with velvety production and Drake’s typically elegant taste in guest voices.
  5. The star’s hubris is no more apparent than in its sheer breadth and lack of quality control. At 25 tracks in total, Scorpion is way too long--even by Drake’s own standards--and simply doesn’t need to be.
  6. 60
    Oddly erratic. ... The way he darts between different sounds is exhausting and, ultimately, messy. On certain tracks he raps like he has something to prove, on others it's like he has nothing.
  7. Jul 3, 2018
    30
    Drake offers little here that does not retread the sonic and narrative territory of his previous work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 124
  2. Negative: 54 out of 124
  1. Jun 30, 2018
    10
    This is a streaming era album, and this album is good at what it does- provide a song for every mood, and act as an entry to the two sides ofThis is a streaming era album, and this album is good at what it does- provide a song for every mood, and act as an entry to the two sides of Drake- the braggadocios 6 God side, and the brooding reminiscer side. Expand
  2. Sep 1, 2018
    10
    His best work in years. Lots of really strange weirdos Drake attracts though. I cant imagine hating someone so much that you waste your timeHis best work in years. Lots of really strange weirdos Drake attracts though. I cant imagine hating someone so much that you waste your time spamming bad reviews when you clearly didn't listen to the album. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2018
    7
    Great production, versatility and lyrical content all on one project. It's very rare for a rapper to be able to include songs that coverGreat production, versatility and lyrical content all on one project. It's very rare for a rapper to be able to include songs that cover every possible tone and this album does just that, no matter what your current mood is there's a song for you on the album. Of all the rap albums this year this is the only one that does this. Side A gives a more lyrical approach as shown in his famous "am/pm" series & Side B caters to casual R&B fans...overall a perfectly crafted double album. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2018
    4
    This is an empty shell of what could've been a legendary entry in hip hop history. Scorpion was to be the one to top DAMN, giving the Crown toThis is an empty shell of what could've been a legendary entry in hip hop history. Scorpion was to be the one to top DAMN, giving the Crown to Drake, fail.... This album feels bloated, repetitive, lazy and craaaaaazy monotonous. The Side B with R&B is decent at most, and for Drake, that ain't close to acceptable. Expand
  5. Jun 30, 2018
    3
    There are some decent and good tracks on here, but there are so many fillers!! Overhyped album from Drake stans as always. This album is theThere are some decent and good tracks on here, but there are so many fillers!! Overhyped album from Drake stans as always. This album is the worst he ever made as of now.
    It's even worse then Views.
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  6. Jul 24, 2018
    2
    Really overrated album only enjoyed the pre-releases i dont see how it broke all these records
  7. Aug 24, 2018
    0
    El álbum es tan Drake, aburrido em toda a sua extensão. Não ofrece absolutamente nada. En sí es una mediocridad, lo que gusta a la gente deEl álbum es tan Drake, aburrido em toda a sua extensão. Não ofrece absolutamente nada. En sí es una mediocridad, lo que gusta a la gente de hoy dia......................... Expand

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