Tyler the Creator releases his best album yet


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Every song on Igor is absolutely beautiful, with almost no flaws.

Mitch Davis, Staff Writer

Less than 24 hours before the release of his newest album, titled Igor, hip-hop artist Tyler, the Creator, tweeted out that it would be nothing like any of his previous albums.

As many would have predicted, Tyler delivered, with one of the greatest albums he has ever made.

Igor is a short, 12-song, 40-minute masterpiece, with some of the best production Tyler has had on an album.

Features are very limited as well, taking a different turn from his previous discography, as this time he is only supported by Playboi Carti, Solange Knowles, and Charlie Wilson. Kanye West also provides uncredited vocals on “Puppet,” and trap artist Lil Uzi Vert has a writing credit on “Igor’s Theme.”

The album deals with the themes of love, acceptance, and Tyler’s ambiguous sexuality, explored in the songs “A Boy Is A Gun” and “I Don’t Love You Anymore.”

In terms of sound, the album sounds like a much more mature mix of Tyler’s last two studio albums, Cherry Bomb, and Flower Boy. Igor contains the same sound of Cherry Bomb, with its loud and wild instrumentals, but with the lyrics and overall beauty that Flower Boy had.

Every song on Igor is absolutely beautiful, with almost no flaws. Standout cuts from the album are “Earfquake,” where trap artist Playboi Carti manages to outshine Tyler with an amazing verse; “What’s Good,” the only song where Tyler really expresses his incredible rapping rather than his great singing ability; and “Gone Gone/Thank You,” a continuation of the tradition that the tenth song on each of Tyler’s albums is a dual track.

This album is a must-listen for all fans of music, appealing to those who like storytelling, singing, rapping, and the great instrumentals that Tyler always manages to bring to the table.

Tyler has seemed to grow with each album, and it will be a very exciting wait to see what he develops into next.