True to Self

Bryson Tiller - True to Self
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #621 / 717
User Score
Based on 57 ratings
2017 Ratings: #612
May 26, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
XXL

True to Self may fall short in terms of being a showcase of Bryson Tiller’s maturation, but wins in terms of its aesthetic and addictive refrains.

67
GIGsoup

Tiller’s limited range and sound hurts him at times, but his aptitude for setting a mood can certainly help when you’re wallowing in your feelings or trying to woo that special someone.

66
Pitchfork

Bryson Tiller’s sophomore album leans heavily on ’90s R&B samples. It sounds luxurious, but Tiller’s come-up narrative and good-guy pose are starting to lose their power.

60
Exclaim!

It makes in confident swagger what it lacks in memorable hooks, but at 19 tracks, it's too imbalanced and stuffed to be considered a classic.

60
AllMusic

On the surface, Tiller still gives off that wallflower baller vibe; the brashness of the debut largely remains.

BuffaloStaple
60
This album is too long, it's very simple, predictable and kinda boring a lot of the time, but I can't lie, I got a few bangers from this album, and that's all I really hoped for with it, so I ain't too mad at it.
kelanobrien
NR
Seems like a solid album. It was not my type of music but two to three tracks really stood out to me.
Sergio98
70
Bryson falls in a good bad situation because of the of the huge success of TrapSoul, Now with his second album which has parts that one may like from TrapSoul but in reality this two albums are super different for one another big reason I found was True to Self is a more mature album which is not a great example, trust me I know but Bryson is now explain his current state in the music industry and as a bigger his stardom get he feels for his family. Overall it a good project, it doesn’t ... read more
dzrey
70
SLAP: Self-Made, Run Me Dry, Before You Judge, Set It Off

SKIP: Always (Outro), Rain Interlude, Nevermind This Interlude

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VERDICT: No one asked Tiller to release a 19 track album with zero features. No one. This sounds like a 58 minute song
therawreviewer
40
favs: self-made, money problems
least fav: before you judge
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MISC LISTS

#49/Complex (First Half)

Track List

  1. Rain On Me (Intro)
  2. No Longer Friends
  3. Don't Get Too High
  4. Blowing Smoke
  5. We Both Know
  6. You Got It
  7. In Check
  8. Self-Made
  9. Run Me Dry
  10. High Stakes
  11. Rain Interlude
  12. Teach Me a Lesson
  13. Stay Blessed
  14. Money Problems / Benz Truck
  15. Set It Off
  16. Nevermind This Interlude
  17. Before You Judge
  18. Somethin Tells Me
  19. Always (Outro)
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