Tyler, the Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
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Based on 23 reviews
2021 Ratings: #11 / 527
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2021 Ratings: #5
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The Independent

Much of this album feels like the apotheosis of all Tyler’s past works.

The Guardian
Bursts of kaleidoscopic synth-pop, soul balladry and jazz sweep you through the latest offering in the artist’s eclectic, controversial and – against the odds – enduring career.

With his sixth studio album Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler turns everything up-side-down again, resulting in one of the most dynamic and interesting entries in his discography so far.

It’s rare that an album as close to flawless as this gets released – although we do wish he’d avoided the pointless addition of DJ Drama shouting nonsense across parts of the album’s first half.
Loud and Quiet

The most refined record Tyler, the Creator has made.


Tyler has delivered a project that yet again pushes the boundaries of his music while simultaneously being a culmination of everything that he's done so far.

The Forty-Five
Tyler, the Rapper, Tyler, the Poet. Call him if you get lost in the album’s deep web of hip-hop motifs and references. Call him if you get lost in its exquisite tangle of sensation. Call him if you get lost just at the opening line: “The sun beamin’.”

Tyler has every ounce of talent to square up with rap's greats, and he now has enough confidence to do so.

The Young Folks

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is a masterful record.

The blatant dichotomy between emotiveness and almost blind arrogance peppers nearly every track, shedding even more light on who Tyler is beneath the surface.

Call Me If You Get Lost delivers, by way of investigating a part of Tyler we’ve not yet seen on any of his previous projects: transparency.

With DJ Drama in tow, Tyler thrives in the realm of the rap mixtape, which allows him great freedom to explore every facet of his talent as a producer, writer, and vocalist.
Beats Per Minute

He’s displaying lessons learned here – the fact that he can legitimately sing, that he can tell narrate without insulting a demographic, and that, most importantly, Flower Boy wasn’t a fluke.

FLOOD Magazine

Flying backwards into abstraction while maintaining the potency of the present tense of IGOR, and a free-music future that is, collectively, the point of Call Me If You Get Lost, is what Emily Dickinson once referred to while writing about hope: the elusive thing with feathers.

Evening Standard
There are many layers to sift through. Tyler’s music is as fascinating as ever.
This is a record that showcases Tyler, the Creator’s continued refusal to be caged in by any set sound or genre, with references to his earlier style alongside tracks that sound completely new. Defying expectations, Tyler, the Creator continues to rise.
Rolling Stone

The rapper’s signature self-awareness has matured into some of the more compelling rap music being made today, and as such Call Me If You Get Lost proves to be Tyler’s best effort to date.

The Line of Best Fit

Time will tell exactly where this album lands in Tyler, The Creator’s discography, but CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is yet another memorable record from Wolf Haley himself, one that only further cements his status as one of the best artists of his generation.

The iconoclast confronts cancel culture, his own controversial past and the notion of personal growth on a kaleidoscopic record that reaffirms his greatness.

By taking the time to delve back into his rap upbringing, he's progressed further, gleefully throwing a ton of ideas at the wall and finding that nearly all of them stick.

Spectrum Culture
The part that wants to be a Beach Boys album ultimately triumphs over the part that wants to be a Gangsta Grillz, and the album’s probably better for it.

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is too busy shooting itself in the foot and calling it coming down to earth to be complete, but following along with its fragmented course down is still an exercise worth engaging in.

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CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is a lightning wink to nostalgia, a real instropection of its author. Tackling a very human concept album and a formidable musicality, Tyler delivers us a new lesson.

(Back from vacation, I missed you AOTY)

Since his debut, Tyler The Creator has been a force to be reckoned with, both for his personality and his musical signature, without having been unanimous for many years. With Flower Boy, he managed to reconcile the two to become undeniable. However, Tyler has ... read more
Before you come in with a prejudiced mindset or one to look for hidden flaws, keep one thing in mind. Greatness can only be achieved so many times in a consistent manner, and holding artists up to this high standard will only ruin your experience as you are looking for problems rather than seeing what you love. Take this album as it was presented. With that being said… “Call Me If You Get Lost” may not be Tyler’s greatest effort, but it sure as hell is one his ... read more
for 'call me if you get lost’, tyler okonma frames his own perspective into an out-of-bounds, disparate product. tyler crafts against conventions, and his creations flourish as result.

‘call me if you get lost’ is tyler’s best rap album yet; while it is not street, not grimey, and it does not necessarily sound “hard”, ‘call me if you get lost’ may be tyler’s smartest work thus far.

tyler projects typically have common denominators: each ... read more
How do you followup a record that is both your the culmination of every step in your artistry resulting in a conceptual masterpiece AND your most popular release that garnered you the most mainstream praise you’ve received to date? Singer, rapper, producer, and Creator Tyler Okonma decides that the answer is “you don’t”, with “Call Me If You Get Lost” being a back to basics album - well, as basic as Tyler, the Creator can be.

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Added on: June 14, 2021