Tyler, the creator took the world by surprise as he began the rollout of his next album, Call me if you get lost. Armed with a notice board on Sunset Boulevard, a phone number that teased fans with what they can expect from the IGOR tracking and an identity card identifying him as Tyler Baudelaire, it seems that the artist is ushering in a new era. It’s already established itself as a household name that can’t be framed by traditional genre classifications, so it goes without saying that fans should step into the world of. Call me if you get lost without expectations or assumptions – just an open mind and excited ears.
To celebrate its legacy and the upcoming release, HYPEBEAST has compiled a chart of studio albums from Tyler, the creator. And tell us which album you think deserves the # 1 spot in the poll below.
Released two years after his first mixtape BASTARD, LEPRECHAUN was effectively billed as Tyler’s first full studio effort and effectively carried over the style, themes, and hype of its predecessor. The record in itself turned out to be impressive, but on its own; the artist himself declared in 2018 that he would have kept only seven of the 17 tracks of the original disc. Either way, it was clear from the start that Tyler, who was only 20 when the album came out, is a rare figure brimming with groundbreaking talent. The mostly self-produced album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, hinting that the young artist could possibly have the Midas touch.
4. Cherry Bomb
Tyler’s growth in Cherry Bomb was obvious, but we all know that growth is almost always a messy process. A major change was evident in its predecessor WOLF and this album continued to test the limits of the founder of Odd Future; the album marked the first time he had supervised a live orchestra (and in Hans Zimmer’s studio, nevertheless), which can be heard on fan favorite entry, “2Seater”. Cherry Bomb was ambitious and imposing, and continued to nurture the idea that Tyler the creator was now a pedestal for the next generation of artists, but ill-conceived decisions were present in the pockets throughout the album. Still, he managed to land on the stars and build momentum for the sound structure of the album’s follow-up.
After playing two records with his “therapist” Dr TC, Tyler was ready to say goodbye to WOLF. He delved deeper into his creative mind and built a world with a whole new set of refreshing characters, recounting the journeys of a fateful summer combined with relatable themes of tumultuous family, friendships and intimate relationships, loss and hardship. to walk on such an erratic path. like glory. WOLF Almost sounds like the record where Tyler began to accept the value of his name, and that kind of understanding has to come with some kind of evolution that will appease his own artistic will. In his own words, “I can’t rap the same shit.”
2. flower boy
If Tyler lived through chaos in his previous job, flower boy heard him digest. With tighter raps, exquisite production, and a downright honest take on his personal relationships and sense of isolation, the maturity of the 14-track record was offered at the perfect stage of his career. Many may suggest that Tyler’s lack of anarchic energy and the album’s ease of listening are signs of an artist at peace, but that doesn’t seem likely – he’s just grown up and has bigger issues. introspection to manage. He was already sonically ahead of his age, but flower boy, which premiered in the mid-twenties, was thematically and lyrically a sign of the times. Chaos is still rife, but Tyler stepped up to the plate with new wisdom.
IGOR is probably Tyler’s most diverse work to date – and that alone was enough to divide listeners on their appreciation. As stated by Hip-hop in numbers, Tyler spent more than half of the 12-track album singing rather than rapping, with the famous track “EARFQUAKE” not featuring any rap from him. The artist himself too talked about his growing love for the 80s and the entanglement of the opposing inspirations of the time, and he succeeded in manifesting these contradictory but complementary sound structures and made them his own. There is still a hint of “old Tyler” in the work; he explores personal relationships, abandonment and isolation, and “NEW MAGIC WAND” hears him speak cruelly about the end of an unhappy love triangle using all necessary violent means. No matter what you think IGOR, the album really proves that there is so much more to Tyler, the creator.