Bubbling Under the 75 Best Songs of 2011

Drake

by Corey Beasley

5 December 2011

Today we presented our Best 75 Songs of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
 

77. Drake
“Marvin’s Room”


If you think Drake spends too much time moping, “Marvin’s Room” may not be the track for you… or, maybe it will. Yes, it details Drake’s late night, drunk-texting loneliness, but it does so over one of the most indelible sonic atmospheres of the year, all downcast synths and from-the-next-room bass hits. Drake’s performance here manages to sum up his entire ethos in a single track, lamenting his ironic inability to make a real, human connection while surrounding by fawning admirers. If you don’t buy his complaints by themselves, the music will sell you the whole package. At once lush and minimal, “Marvin’s Room” sees producer Noah “40” Shebib turn in the best production job of the year.

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