Album Review: For All The Dogs By Drake
For All The Dogs
October’s Very Own
The long-anticipated eighth solo studio album and 13th album overall from Canada’s most popular current artist, Drake, finally arrived at the beginning of October. Titled For All The Dogs (FATD) and represented by an album cover designed by Drake’s son, Adonis, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. With his release, Drake became the first rapper to have their first eight albums all rank #1, tied Michael Jackson for most #1’s by a male soloist, and now has the most #1 projects this century.
With features like J. Cole, SZA, 21 Savage, Teezo Touchdown, SexyyRed, and Lil Yachty, along with the near-perfect production that we have come to expect from every Drake project, FATD hit all the right spots sonically. There are slow songs that will have listeners reminiscing about heartbreak, like “Bahamas Promises,” energetic bangers like “First Person Shooter,” and glowing songs that can light up the gloomiest of days, like “What Would Pluto Do?” Adonis, Drake’s son, even makes an appearance with a snippet from his first song, “My Man Freestyle,” coming at the end of “Daylight.” Overall, it’s a versatile album filled with emotions and themes that make it an essential addition to your playlist.
— Zafir Nagji