Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
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Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #12 / 262
User Score
2019 Ratings: #3
May 17, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Independent

Tyler has never been one for traditional song structure, but on IGOR he’s like the Minotaur luring you through a maze that twists and turns around seemingly impossible corners, drawing you into the thrilling unknown.

91
Consequence of Sound

By closing the door on the philosophies and musical approaches he used to take, Tyler discovers an open window, leading him to new, peaceful strength and mastery of his craft.

90
Highsnobiety

Within the framing of Tyler, the Creator, IGOR does feel like a triumph, the best of both worlds, a balance between the crazy kid he was and the precariously stable adult he’s still trying to become.

90
The Needle Drop

IGOR is easily one of the best breakup albums of the decade.

88
HipHopDX

On IGOR, Tyler showcases a more polished iteration of the hazy pop he’s been perfecting for years.

80
Clash

With his sixth album ‘Igor’ Tyler again not only pushes himself, but what hip-hop should be in 2019.

80
Pitchfork

Tyler, the Creator’s sixth album is impressionistic and emotionally charged, the result of an auteur refining his style and bearing more of his soul than ever before.

80
NME

‘IGOR’ is an accomplished and evergreen record that’s well worth putting your phone down, turning the TV off and devoting your full attention span to.

80
Rolling Stone

Across IGOR, he achieves a happy balance by tempering his wonky song structures bordering on the surreal and dogged pursuit of synthgasms with a clear narrative arc and careful calculated swerves in tone and texture.

78
Sputnikmusic

It's the clarity of vision and production quality that called Donuts to my mind, but really IGOR is comparable to every instance good or bad where a rapper has stepped outside the box they made for themselves.

60
The Guardian

It’s no bad thing that Igor downplays Tyler’s indomitable personality – but the writing and execution do not quite replace what has been lost. What’s left is a fine showcase of ingenuity that too rarely burrows very far into your consciousness.

PipePanic
93
It's weird how we disapprove of Stans for artists like Ariana Grande because they flood the reviews, but at the end of the day we are the just the same.

Anyway, we Stan Tyler the Creator and his seemingly endless creativity.

Tyler could have literally done anything with this project. Like anything. Coming straight off of Flower Boy, the album that expanded Tyler's potential from dark, distorted and demented persona to pop star in seemingly hours. So the question with this record, which had no ... read more
BradTasteMusic
51
album has been up for 15 minutes and it has 3 ratings already. that is how you know it is a classic

Edit: everyone is just spewing first impressions so I think I will join them. I would usually wait until I released my video on it but I really want to say my thoughts. The production ranges from amazing for a few moments... to just being okay. The overall vibe and theme of the album is strong... but now here are the negatives. The vocals... Jesus Christ dude... it was cute on flowerboy when it ... read more
zachthesnack
88
Oh look, a new BROCKHAMPTON album!
Toasterqueen12
95
Is Playboi Carti on the album:

Bastard: ❌
Goblin: ❌
Wolf: ❌
Cherry Bomb: ❌
Flower Boy: ❌
The Grinch EP: ❌
Igor: ✔️

I think we can all see what the best album is.

Edit: Wooah they got The Ponderosa Twins on this shit too!
Inglume
81
Anyone who gives this below a 70 should be locked in a room with Corey Feldman! (Me: *gives it a 69*)
Okay, this is actually pretty great.

Review:
My experience with this album is one of the reasons why rushing a rating or review out after first impressions is not a wise choice by anyone, because this definitely took a bit of time to digest. I'm expecting a lot of differing opinions by the end of the week, whether good or bad.

Anyways, I think this is probably the most interesting Tyler The ... read more
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Track List

  1. IGOR'S THEME
  2. EARFQUAKE
  3. I THINK
  4. EXACTLY WHAT YOU RUN FROM YOU END UP CHASING
  5. RUNNING OUT OF TIME
  6. NEW MAGIC WAND
  7. A BOY IS A GUN
  8. PUPPET
  9. WHAT'S GOOD
  10. GONE, GONE / THANK YOU
  11. I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE
  12. ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?
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