Monday, April 8, 2013

Wolf - Tyler, The Creator

This is the third album by Tyler, The Creator. It is the last in the trilogy, starting with 2009's Bastard (my favorite), then 2011's Goblin (Good), and now 2013's Wolf (TBA). This album was produced sole by T.C. and I've kind of been curious to see this album. I still plan on buying the CD, but I had to check out the leak. The first song that I heard was Domo23. I'm not huge on the name, but I was surprised that I like this song as much as I do. When I first heard it and saw the video I kind of rolled my eyes. I'll explain more about that later, but this was supposed to come out May, 2012. Well that didn't happen, and a month short of a year it came out. I am also interested in hearing the "Less Violent" lyrics on this. I like those, but I am curious to hear the more "mature" Tyler. Also I am interested in hearing these beats. (FYI, Next Day will be up this week)
  1. Wolf: This is the first track, I'm hoping that it's sick. The reason is because Bastard's best song, maybe, was the first one. This actually kind of made me want to download the leak. I didn't know, or really care enough to download the leak until I heard this song. And you meet Sam.
  2. Jamba: This song has Hodgy on it. This song actually kind of reminds me of French!. You know, that track of Bastard. I don't like this song as much as I like French! but I still kind of like it. I think mayve it will grow on me, but yeah. The beat on this song isn't that pretty, but in a good way. I think it's kind of cool that it doesn't really sound pretty. Like IFHY, you don't need to sound pretty to be good. I love John Zorn and some other ugly sounding things. I don't really care for the inbetween dialouge, "You don't even smoke". I don't know, what ever, he wants to do that. It doesn't ruin anything
  3. Cowboy: This song has an interesting beat to it. It kind of reminds me of the first Wu-Tang album. I can't quite put my finger on what song exactly, but maybe like a mix of Da Mystery of Chessboxin' and Bring The Ruckus, Can It Be So Simple, or maybe even C.R.E.A.M.. I can't pick which one exactly, but at least that gives you an idea. He mentions "That closet that Frankie was in". This song isn't that great. I like the "prelude" into the next song.
  4. Awkward: This song kind of continues the story about Her. I think that that's Sara or Rochelle that's mentioned on the track Bastard. On Bastard there were parts where Tyler seemed like he was venting, and Goblin had it's parts like that, Her, but this song seems kind of honest. The thing about this song is I could feel him, for the fact of being "in love". You know, and I'm still young too. So I kind of think it's kind of a neat angle to look at. I hope that makes sense. It isn't as good as Her though.
  5. Domo23: I like this song. I didn't really at first, but it grew on me. I like that it reminds me of Rella. My one problem with this song, for the most part, is that it's kind of like a sole Rella. It's only Tyler. I liked how there was more than just one rapper on Rella but this only has Tyler. I do like this song a lot though. This defiantly picks up and gives you energy between probably two of the the most meaningful songs. And the horns at the end, UGH! Its beautiful.
  6. Answer: This song is about if he calls his Dad, he hopes that his Dad would answer the phone. It's kind of a sad beat and backing to it. This is kind of a depressing song. This is him "venting" to his Dad over the "phone". This song is a good song. I didn't really think that I'd like it at first, but it grew on me after I actually heard the entire thing. I think it's cool that he handles this song. He seems mad, but he also kind of goes, I just want to hear you so I can say this to you. This is another honest song, and I think it's kind of cool for Tyler to be "straight". With each listen it means a little more to me.
  7. Slater: This song features Frank Ocean on it. I guess "Slater" is what he named his bike, at least for this track. I don't know if that's really the name of it, but who knows with Tyler. I think this song kind of goes back to that "young Tyler". You know, the one that's growing up. Like I mentioned earlier. He talks about a girl on this track. I think it's kind of cool when he doesn't just say "I fucked a couple of models in Europe, and a couple of them swallowed". I think that the beat on this is pretty cool on this song. "My Cruel Summer never ends". I think it's funny that Frank calls him a loser for talking to a bike at the end.
  8. 48: You know, I really don't know what to say about this song. I don't really care much for it. I don't know why, but I kind of just blank whenever I listen to this.
  9. Colossus: You could argue all you want, there is nothing in my mind that will change it. This song is his try at a Stan. Now I never said if it was good or bad or what not, I just said it was his "version". Like Buried Alive is to Avenged as Stairway to Heaven is to Led Zeppelin, and so on. This song is a pretty good song to, but I think that Tyler gets a little carried away. He is getting irritated by taking pictures with fans at six flags who "Haven't even heard Bastard". And he's "Tired of hearing Yonkers". I can understand that, Yonkers was a different part of his career and he is past that, but then he has this obsessive fan who is like Stan. But "More Gay". I mean that you know, whatever. The whole "Cut on my balls". I don't think that anyone really said that.  I think it's cool when he says something about the "First chords of Bastard" and it "Dragged me in". It's funny because thats kind of what got me wanting to check him out more. Maybe Rochelle is the person he talks about one Awkward. That probably doesn't really matter, but just thought I'd bring it up.
  10. PartyIsntOver/Campfire/Bimmer: This song features Lætitia Sadier & Frankie Ocean on it. I've never heard of the first person, and I don't think I know who Frank Ocean is either. No but seriously. I didn't know the first person. This song is pretty much on the same wagon as 48. I think it's kind of boring, and it's by far the longest track at 7:19, the second longest is like 5:20. Part of the PartyIsntOver beat reminds me of I Love You by Lil B off his God's Father mixtape. There is this crunch sound on Campfire, I don't know, but it's kind of bugging me. Bimmer is probably my favorite part of this melody. I wish that the songs didn't just stop. Like each track flows into each other, except the melody. WHY!
  11. IFHY: The rapper Pharrell is on this track. I can honestly say that I like this song. I think it like that it's kind of "Ugly". This isn't the beat that's on Her or She. It's kind of a love song, but more of like an obsessive lover. "I Fucking Hate You, But I Love." The intro, keys, remind me of Bad Religion. This song is creepy, it really is, but it's also beautiful. Through the Ugliness is Beauty. {8.7/10}
  12. Pigs: I like the Police Car siren in the background. Since the song is called Pigs. This song reminds me of Bastard, especially Seven. I like how he mentions 99 Problems on this song. This is an Ok song, but I fear it's becoming Goblin. It actually kind of reminds me a little of Pigs Fly. Which I don't know why, but it kind of does.
  13. Parking Lot: This song has Casey Veggies & Mike G. on it. Casey was also on Odd Toddlers off 2009's Bastard. (That's my favorite of the OF releases). During the review of this album, I took a break and started listening to something else to not be "bored". I was glad I did that. This song has this wah sound that reminds me of Rugrats. This beat is sick as fuck. There are piano keys in here. Ugh! It's pretty sick sounding, it actually reminds me of the electronic "flares?" on MGMT's 2010 title track Congratulations. I think Mike does a good job on this, and so does Casey. I also wonder if BBNG helped with this track.
  14. Rusty: I'm glad that I'm finally seeing Domo & Earl. This is a pretty solid track. Domo reminds me of him of, like me being this intrested, Double Cheeseburgers of Radical. The beat reminds me of Da Mystery of Chessboxin'. This song is hard. I can't believe that they are so like on this thing. I think it's awesome. Tyler is angry on this song, and Damn! Earl, you never let me down. At least on your features.
  15. Trashwang: I think that this was supposed to be like Bitch Suck Dick and Window. This song has a bunch of guests, which include Na'kel, Jasper, Lucas, L-Boy, Taco, Left Brain & Lee Spielman. You can also kind of hear L-Boy and Left Brain. I'm not huge on posy tracks. This tracks background reminds me of the first track on The Re-Up from Shady Records.
  16. Treehome95: This song has Coco O. & Erykah Badu. I don't know Coco, but I know of Erykah. I like the beat to this. But I don't think that Erykah really does anything for me on this track. I kind of would rather it be an instrumental than have her sing. Though I do really like the refrain in the song with the duet. But after thinking about it a little more I have learned that this has grown on me, and probably still will.
  17. Tamale: featuring Tallulah. This song is song is sick as FUCK! I can't believe that I love this song so much. I don't understand why this song is so sick, but it kind of just is. I like the Instagram reference. His voice actually kind of reminds me, at the chorus, of Pitbull. I love the Latin beat though. {8.6/10}
  18. Lone: This song is, after hearing it about 10 times, I have to say that this album is an awesome ending to this album. I love how he mentions his Grandma, and talks about him wanting to stop. The strings on this are like elevator music strings. But it's so epic. I don't know why, but I love it so much. I was surprised that I liked this album so much. One thing that bugs me is "Too Soon". How many times does he say that on this album? This song's story is actually pretty sad. Its kind of deep. This is another song that touches me. You know? {8.5/10}
Overall I  have to give this a 9/10. The track listing on this is interesting. When I listened to Goblin I kind of started to get bored at parts, kind of like at Sandwiches it starts to kind of get boring. I do honestly have to say that I did take my time on this, listened to the leak, and wanted to do a good job at it. I think I did a decent job, for my knowledge at the time, on Goblin, so I needed to live up to that, but do better. You know. There are some songs on here though that are awesome. I wish it was a little shorter though. I respect that he did this how he wanted to though. Maybe it'll grow on me with time. This is much better than the last. When you hear the whole album the whole summer camp theme is actually pretty cool. I think Salem is kind of cool to put in the story. And I guess IFHY is about Sam & Salem

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