- Flower Boy

Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Rank: #56 / 404
USER SCORE
81
Based on
158 ratings

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90
AllMusic
While most of these songs are rife with anxiety and isolation, the open-hearted lyricism and wide-scoped productions, put together by an artist in peak form, make them immensely engrossing.
85
Pitchfork
So subdued, wistful, permissive, and relatable, are these songs—they are Tyler’s most refined to date. Collectively, they’re a kaleidoscopic sonic wonder.
85
Northern Transmissions
Recruiting some of the best names in R&B for an album that pulls from the genre’s glory days, Tyler may have put together his finest record in a decade.
83
Pretty Much Amazing

At its core, Flower Boy looks inward. Underneath the hardened, immature exterior lies an impressionable psyche that pines to be understood.

80
NME

Backed by a supporting cast of R&B superstars and bright newcomers, it’s a record of long, lazy summers; sitting back and staring at the clouds.

80
Clash
Lyrically, this feels like Tyler’s most accomplished album yet.
80
Crack Magazine

Flower Boy has arrived in the age of wokeness and Tyler has swapped antics for introspection, though still with the same button-pushing that hooked a whole generation of kids.

80
The Independent
As he suggests, this is a new, mature Tyler at work.
50
Consequence of Sound

As for the actual music involved in the release of Scum Fuck Flower Boy, it’s fine. It’s more of the same. It seems to be needing something more.

Jul 22, 2017*
BruhMan
94
WOW, I'm still processing this shit. I have never heard Tyler so ambitious and so Lyrical. Coming out was probably the best thing he could ever do. He literally came out musicly, with such a personal album I feel like I've just met him. And the beats THE FUCKING BEATS. Entirely produced by the Flower Boy himself. They're so mellow and soothing and he made this album so cohesive and perfectly arranged with not one bad song, and the way they transition in to the next track is amazing. I truly ... read more
Jul 23, 2017
uralberk
85
- My top three albums of last year were from Frank Ocean, Kevin Abstract and Bowie. Just saying, no relevance to Flower Boy at all. Trivia, nothing to care.

- Contrary to many, I don't think that this was the music that Tyler tried to create since the beginning. His deep dive into jazzy arrangement stuff starts with the end of emo-punk phase around the album Wolf. He tried some stuff at the album intro and Erykah Badu song at that time, tried to develop it in non-industrial pieces of Cherry ... read more
Jul 12, 2017
exception
71
I was really harsh on Cherry Bomb, to say the least. It was a messy and poorly produced album that had no real sense of identity. Tyler as a rapper was not very interesting in both his delivery and lyrical content, which wasn't made any easier to listen to with the production choices. Looking back, I might have been too harsh on Cherry Bomb, but it really disappointed me because of all the artistic potential that Tyler has.
Since Scum Fuck Flower Boy leaked, all of the talk has been about ... read more
Jul 17, 2017
BuffaloStaple
81
Before this I really wasn't a Tyler fan, but this and Toro Y Moi's Boo Boo are probably gonna be my most played albums this summer. They're just so bright and sunny, perfect for this time of year, and i'm really happy to see that Tyler is finally making music that I personally think is great. I've always wanted to like his stuff more than I actually did, and I can safely say that i've had a fantastic time listening to this, SFFB has really made me smile a lot these past few days. My main ... read more
Jul 10, 2017
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100
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Track List
  1. Foreword
  2. Where This Flower Blooms
  3. Sometimes...
  4. See You Again
  5. Who Dat Boy?
  6. Pothole
  7. Garden Shred
  8. Boredom
  9. I Ain’t Got Time!
  10. 911/Mr. Lonely
  11. Dropping Seeds
  12. November
  13. Glitter
  14. Enjoy Right Now Today


Added on: July 6, 2017