Ezra Koenig Reviews Drake, Not Really

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The Talkhouse is a burgeoning online platform in which musicians review albums by fellow artists. While Lou Reed’s iconic review of Kanye West’s Yeezus was serious and insightful, a review by Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig of Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same might leave you scratching your head. Koenig gives Drake a 10 out of 10 but admits from the start, “I gotta be honest—I didn’t listen to the whole thing.” After briefly touching upon the song “Worst Behaviour,” Koenig dedicates the remaining 90% of the “review” to share an anecdote about how he was betrayed by a singer of a Danish band, named Hans. This could either be interpreted as a drunk blog rant or a deeper foray into creative nonfiction, but likely the latter. After all, Koenig did write a book of short stories while at Columbia University—and he does not have son, nor a wife, nor is he color blind.