Almost a month has passed since VIEWS dropped, and we’re all still digesting Drake’s fourth studio album. Simply put—and no shots—it’s not the slam dunk that Drake hyped it up as. But, lofty expectations aside, it’s still a very good album. And with cutting, sequencing, and reattaching guest features easier than ever, you know there’s fun to be had in sitting down and making a good album better. Music Twitter has already started offering their own alternate VIEWS, so the Complex Music squad thought we’d get in on the action.
We’re not professing greater sequencing skills than the master producer/engineer Noah “40” Shebib, who worked on the album until literally the last hour; we know that 6ix God and his family made the album they wanted to make. And so we did the same, and made the VIEWS we wanted. The rules: we added/dropped tracks to our liking (no one kept “Hotline Bling,” a bonus that’s probably a streaming Trojan Horse), and we also had the option of including loosies released in the past year (like “Back to Back” or “Summer Sixteen”). Peep our track lists (including explanations) below, and drop your own in the comments.