Tyler The Creator - IGOR
âThe multi-talented Tyler, The Creator follows up his critically acclaimed Flower Boy album with a self-produced project titled IGOR. The album begins with a surprising vocal performance from Lil Uzi on IGORâS THEME, and itâs all uphill from there. While the vocal mixing on EARFQUAKE leaves much to be desired, I THINK makes up for whatever the previous song lacks, as Tyler raps with a Kanye-esque flow over a bouncy trap beat with intermittent R&B vocals and beautiful, synth-filled bridge. Additionally, the beat breakdown halfway through RUNNING OUT OF TIME is god-tier and reminds us of Tylerâs growing production ability. NEW MAGIC WAND is a standout track, with a dark, distorted bassline driving the song. WHATâS GOOD, another standout track, kicks the energy up to 10 with a fast-paced beat and fiery line delivery. This is followed by the vastly different GONE,GONE/THANK YOU with a catchy refrain reminiscent of 70âs soul. The track switches up twice, first to a vibey slow jam with a verse delivered in Tylerâs signature style, and then to a harmonic, arpeggio-filled outro. This project is significantly different than anything the Odd Future alum has released before and speaks to how diverse Tyler can be.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
"Outside of the working world, music is something I invest a lot of time in, in more ways than one. I could spend hours on my SoundCloud timeline, Apple Music, or YouTube discovering new artists to listen to and enjoy. I have channeled this love into brief music reviews that can be found in the appropriate part of this website, and more recently, the First State Studios website. I have also begun to produce music myself, learning the ins and outs of Ableton, Serum, Audacity, and other necessary software, and it still remains one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. It has sparked a love for learning new technologies and software and is something I hope to continue to grow with. I feel that my lifelong interest in the technical side of creative arts combined with my newfound analytical knowledge combine perfectly to serve me well in the marketing and advertising realm."