‘Igor’ is the new sound for Tyler

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‘Igor’ is the new sound for Tyler

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By Angelina Scalici, Apprentice

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Igor: Album Review: A+

Rapper Tyler, The Creator, released his sixth album, “Igor,” on May 17. Tyler is known for completely changing his style from album to album and has held true to his word on “Igor.” The album is a beautiful mix of autotune, heavy bass lines, and smooth guitar riffs. With the least amount of rap ever on a Tyler, The Creator album, he makes up for it with a new definition to the Rap/Hip Hop genre.

Opening with the heavy instrumental based track “Igor’s Theme,” Tyler proves that he has switched from the light sounds of 2017’s “Flower Boy” to a much darker tone. Accompanying the rougher sounding songs are “What’s Good” and “New Magic Wand.” The meaning behind the lyrics is still there, introducing the listener to a newly exposed side of Tyler. The self-confidence based narrative of the album takes off the mask that Tyler has put up for so long.

As the experimental album carries along, songs “Earfquake”, “Gone Gone/ Thank You” and “I Think” only prove even more that Tyler is capable of reinventing himself every time he enters a new musical era. The progress from his first album, Bastard, to Igor shows that Tyler has definitely grown up with his creations, bringing a more sophisticated approach into putting his songs together.

He organically leads the listener into the intoxicating track “Are We Still Friends? “to close off the album. Altogether, there is not one note that could have made this album better, and Tyler did an amazing job at putting together a perfect coming of age soundtrack.