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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