Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Tyler, the Creator - Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 344 ratings
2018 Ratings: #1138
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November 16, 2018 / Release Date
EP / Format
Columbia / Label
Christmas, Neo-Soul / Genres
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With Christmas as his backdrop, he gets to really unleash the chords without consequence. He tinkers with sounds in this low-stakes arena with all the excitement of a kid tearing through wrapping paper Christmas morning.

The Needle Drop

Tyler, the Creator leaves an awkward and weakly assembled Christmas EP under the tree.

I mean, it's bad but you can see he didn't even take it seriously. Why are people saying he's selling out??? It's a ten minute Christmas EP based on the fucking Grinch! Did you expect a masterpiece?
This would be more fun if Tyler could say "fuck"
Uh... this is basically a set of awful Flower Boy B Sides.

But like in sellout form... not saying it is a sellout... cause it feels less like a sellout than most artists making projects like this. However, it is insanely awkward front to back. on the second half, there is some sweet jazz. I think it is okay... but man could it have been better.

Best: Big Bag, When Gloves Come Off
Worst: Hot Chocolate
I'm scared that Tyler's next project will follow the sound of flower boy. Flower boy is amazing, but i want Tyler to stay creative. This doesn't sound like he's changing anything up. It's like a "Mediocre Mini Flower Boy Christmas Edition EP"
Who thought Tyler, The Creator, the troll who rapped about eating dead bodies would be perfect to make a christmas inspired censored soundtrack for The Grinch Movie?
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Track List

  1. Whoville
  2. Lights On (feat. Ryan Beatty & Santigold)
  3. Hot Chocolate (feat. Jerry Paper)
  4. Big Bag
  5. When Gloves Come Off (feat. Ryan Beatty)
  6. Cindy Lou's Wish
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Added on: November 15, 2018