Tyler, the Creator - Bastard
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 529 ratings
2009 Ratings: #185
Liked by 7 people
December 25, 2009 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
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Hip Hop / Genres
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KIDWITHGUNs
70
A Tyler album that isn't a Tyler album
HIVE
100
"Fuck a deal, I just want my father's email so I can tell him how much I fuckin' hate him in detail."

Bastard is a disturbing, esoteric, off-the-wall, raw, and most importantly captivating character portrait of a seventeen year old whose inability to be pigeonholed into society both comes as a curse and the catalyst for making him one of the greatest minds of modern music. A lyrical smorgasbord of obscure references, imaginative scenarios, hilariously confrontational and abrasive ... read more
slickleg
80
Tyler is so much better as a Neo-Soul / Synth Funk type artist but his older, hardcore orientated and experimental works are interesting and can be enjoyable to say the least. I honestly think he has a lot of potential as a horrorcore-esque / hardcore hip hop artist and had dropped some absolute bangers but I definitely prefer stuff like Flower Boy and IGOR. Despite this, "Bastard" is a pretty good mix and has some dope tunes throughout. I think this was his second best release of the ... read more
exception
58
i got bored very quickly on this tape. the production was interesting, tyler's lyrics were witty at times, but the speed of the album seemed much too slow, and i didnt think that tylers voice matched the beats all too well. the project is very impressive considering it was wholly self made by tyler when he was 17, but judging it as a piece of music shows the flaws in it. great start to his discography though.
fav tracks: french!
BruhMan
64
Tyler's signature eerie sound and abrasive lyrics just bore me at this point. On his debut, The production barely changes up, and most of what's being said here just makes me cringe. It also moves slow af.
This definitely sounded better at 16.

FAV: Bastard, Seven, Odd Toddlers, Blow, VCR/Wheels, Session, Sarah & Inglorious

LEAST: Tina
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Track List

  1. Bastard 
  2. Seven 
  3. Odd Toddlers (feat. Casey Veggies) 
  4. French! (feat. Hodgy Beats) 
  5. Blow 
  6. Pigs Fly (feat. Domo Genesis) 
  7. Parade 
  8. Slow It Down (feat. Hodgy Beats) 
  9. SssMilk (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) 
  10. VCR/Wheels 
  11. Session (feat. Hodgy Beats & BrandUn DeShay) 
  12. Sarah 
  13. Jack And The Beanstalk 
  14. Tina (feat. Jasper & Taco) 15.) Inglorious
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