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74
Coke Machine Glow

So Bastard‘s central question remains not is it good? but what’s your tolerance for wide-eyed musical celebrations of rape and violence? I’m not sure I have an answer for either.

70
The Needle Drop
Tyler, The Creator's full-length debut is a surprising collection of beats and rhymes coming from a teenage kid. On this album, Tyler lashes out against hip hop, his negligent father, and rap blogs. He says most things for the lulz, but it's hard not to laugh along with him.
Bobby792003
75

SHORT REVIEW #14

You would think that a 55-minute, misanthropic horrorcore album would either be too long to enjoy or too edgy to take seriously, but with Tyler, the Creator’s ‘Bastard’, it’s different. In particular, the album is lo-fi, and the songs have decent beats, which is different from the full-on demonic instrumentation I was expecting. While the lyrics can be distasteful, they can be humorous, and they compliment the album’s theme. It also helps that ... read more

KIDWITHGUNs
70

A Tyler album that isn't a Tyler album

Case
70

REVISITING TYLER, THE CREATOR’S DISCOGRAPHY #1

Tyler, The Creator is one of my favorite artists ever, and his music has been ridiculously important to me. So with his new album coming in less than 48 hours, I decided to go back and revisit his discography. So let’s start with Bastard:

Looking back on this tape, you can see the growth of Tyler as a writer and producer. While there are many moments I enjoy a lot on here, there aren’t a lot of super memorable tracks. Bastard, ... read more

SOILESS
70

honestly better than what i was expecting. sure some of the lyrics havent really aged that well..... but theres a few bangers. but ya proceed with caution while listening to old tyler

qwayZ
69

look if you see past the outrageous lyrics, some of these songs are pretty good

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fav: Bastard, Seven, VCR / Wheels
worst: Tina, Sarah

DickyNeuce
55

Humble beginnings

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Track List

1Bastard
6:09
86
2Seven
3:29
80
3Odd Toddlers
3:36
79
4French!
4:03
feat. Hodgy
76
5Blow
2:55
74
6Pigs Fly
3:35
73
7Parade
2:23
70
8Slow It Down
3:08
feat. Hodgy
59
9AssMilk
3:40
79
10VCR / Wheels
3:28
73
11Session
3:35
72
12Sarah
4:47
62
13Jack and the Beanstalk
3:51
59
14Tina
3:07
47
15Inglorious
4:05
81
Total Length: 55 minutes

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