Album Review: Tyler, the Creator – Wolf

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Tyler, the Creator

 

Wolf

 

Odd Future, April 2 2013

 
 
 
 
 

Reviewed by Jon Howard

Tyler, the Creator has always been known for his shock-value lyrics, dark themes, and tight production, and with 2011’s Goblin all three of these elements reached their apex. Tyler had long stated that his next planned album Wolf would move away from the violent themes of Bastard and Goblin and be far mellower album.  In fact, ‘mellow’ would probably be the best way to sum the album up as a whole in one word.  The harsh beats and violent lyrics of previous tracks like “Yonkers” and “Tron Cat” are all but absent on Wolf, appearing only in a few tracks over the album’s 70 minute span. Rather, Wolf hides Tyler’s deeply rooted issues behind a mask of smooth, Summery music.

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Concert: Tyler, the Creator

by Alex Green

There can only be so much pent up anticipation for a concert as dedicated and livid as the Odd Future fan base, and last night proved to be a special event; as fans lined up for hours outside the corridors of U Street Music Hall. Many donned in the collectives’ traditional garb (from a crude caricature of fellow OF rapper Earl, to various demonic cat hoodies) while my roommate and I, dressed in matching sweaters and chino pants, hoped to get heckled by the notably neurotic LA rapper.

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