IGOR – Tyler, the Creator: Good or Bad?


Sean Whitaker, Entertainment Writer

On May 18th, 2019 , Tyler, the Creator released his 6th debut album “IGOR.” The album contains 12 songs and features multiple artists on the album.

The album features are not listed on the songs but Tyler left this for the fans to figure out. A majority of the songs features are easy to figure out. Tyler did release the names of the artists on his official Instagram.

This list consisted of: Playboi Carti, Solange, Lil Uzi Vert, Jessy Wilson, Kanye West, Santigold, Pharrell, Jerrod Carmichael, La Roux, slowthai, Charlie Wilson, Kevin Kendricks, Cee Lo Green, and Jack White.

Tyler explained how Lil Uzi Vert produced the instrumental for “IGOR’S THEME,” The first song featured on the album.

Playboi Carti’s verse on “EARFQUAKE,” which has become of the most popular songs on the album, is hard to understand as Carti seems to speak in his own language.

Kanye West’s verse on “PUPPET,” doesn’t draw too much attention form many fans but the feature is great nonetheless.

Tyler even went further to mention how slowthai’s vocals are in the background of “WHAT’S GOOD.”

While Tyler didn’t mention A$AP Rocky or Frank Ocean on the feature list, Tyler could very well be purposely not revealing all the features on the album.

The album revolves around the concept of the formation and break ups of relationships. While this may be a depressing theme for an album, it’s simply how Tyler wanted to construct the album based on his personal experience.

I’ve listened to “IGOR” in multiple rotations and I’ve come to the conclusion that while the album may be good, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s “God Tier.”

For those that don’t know, the album rotation Tyler goes through is unique is its own sense. There releases a new album every two years on an odd numbered year in respect of “Odd Future,” the old Hip-Hop group Tyler and many others were apart of before they disbanded.

While I did like the features the album and the overall feel of the album, I found myself going back to Tyler’s previous album, “Flower Boy” from 2017.

Personally I think that “Flower Boy” is one of Tyler’s best works and while “IGOR” is a good album, I don’t think it lives up to “Flower Boy,” or any Tyler’s 2013 album “Wolf.”