Acoustic Avenues: Certified Lover Boy


Morgan Kong

Junior Ana Toro takes a dive into the world of music.

Ana Toro, Staff Reporter

There was a lot of hype going around about Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy, but is it really worth it? I will admit that I took part in some of that hype because I was excited but looking back on it, I don’t think this album was worth all of the recognition that it got.

Drake’s album dropped a few days after Kanye’s Donda album, which if you know anything about beef in hip hop, Drake and Kanye had some. It’s because of this that I felt like the two albums would generate a lot of competition, and since I didn’t really like Donda, I thought that CLB would be better. I was wrong. Though I actually like CLB more than Donda, it still wasn’t that good. It’s certainly not Drake’s best.

I do like a few songs from the album though. I realize that “Girls want Girls” featuring Lil Baby is quite hated on but I actually really like it. The lyrics are ridiculous but it sounds nice and is kind of fun. “Knife Talk” featuring 21 Savage and “Fair Trade” featuring Travis Scott are also pretty good.

The problem with this album is that it’s repetitive and dare I say basic. The production and lyrics were really weak. It feels like Drake really didn’t put much effort into this album. He did have a lot of features though which I guess is a plus.

I can only really compare this album to Donda because they came out at relatively the same time and shared some of the same featured artists like Jay-Z and Travis Scott.

Ultimately it wasn’t a great album but it does have more replay value than Donda. I wish that Drake had put more effort into it and reviewed his material before releasing it but it is what it is.