Released: June 15 (Click Here To Buy It Now On MP3)
Best Song: "Miss Me" f/ Lil' Wayne

Thankfully, Drizzy lives up to his improbable hype by sticking to the script and fine-tuning the So Far Gone sound—moody, conflicted R&B hooks and witty lyrics paired with quirky, sample-laced beats. He adds in a superstar guestlist for fun—Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy, Weezy, T.I., Nicki Minaj and The-Dream—but the album could easily stand alone on the songwriting and Drake's Stefan Urquelle-esque underdog charisma on the mic. It's the rare debut that feels sonically cohesive and thematically thought out (with the exception of "Fancy," the album's Swizz Beatz-produced weak link), a new blueprint for post-808s & Heartbreak pop rap.