Tyler the Creator
Bastard


3.5
great

Review

by ShamzStarr USER (4 Reviews)
May 17th, 2011 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The latest rap/hip-hop star Tyler, the Creator makes an impressive first album that will surely blow away fans of rap music as they're introduce to a new type of artist.

Tyler, The Creator is one of rap/hip hop’s newest acts who is constantly growing in popularity along with his group OFWGKTA. He may only be improving upon a sound used by many rap acts that try to shock the critics with their lyrics but he’s doing it so well and he’s doing it the best in a way that is not always silly like Insane Clown Posse but he does it in a way that he’ll make viewers listen to the things he say and he’s not afraid to speak his mind about ANYTHING.

Bastard is Tyler’s first solo release and it does very well from the beats which are pretty phenomenal and dark to the clever lyrics he speak. And even though he’s not the greatest lyricist he has a way with words and he knows how to use them and put them together.

Bastard kicks off with the self-titled track that begins with an intro with Tyler being talked to by a therapist as part of the album’s concept. This song is really strong and pretty personal on certain parts mostly stuff about his father. The song is rapped over a piano which is something you don’t hear a lot and the piano has a dark sound to it which works so well. The next track “Seven” is very well and creates the formula in which some of the other songs will follow. “Odd Toddlers” comes next and is a descent track with fellow Odd Future member Casey Veggies who does little to impress with her rapping ability on the song. “French” is very short song but a very good one with Tyler using some of his shock humor in the song as well Tyler also edits his voice making it deeper than it already is. “Blow” is next and is one of the better tracks on the album but the lyrics are not to great but fits as part of the concept of the album.
“Pigs Fly” is very good and Tyler is really impressive on this track as well as Domo Genesis. “Parade” comes on and the very dark beat makes this song stand out as it sound like a beefed up old Three Six Mafia beat.

“Slow It Down” is an okay track but will more than likely fall victim to being a skip track and to make up for that is “AssMilk” arguably the best track on the album after “Bastard” it’s very well made and it’s transition in the beat from when Tyler rap to when Earl rap is genius. “VCR” comes next and is very different as it’s like Tyler’s version of an R&B song with it’s dark beat and tale of obsession in a way.
“Session” is a very good filler track that is very well written but sounds like a lot of other tracks on the album. “Sarah” is a good song that follows Bastard’s concept as well as “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Tina” and they work very well in going with the concept. Then the closer “Inglorious”(put the first track’s name in front of this track’s name and you get Inglorious Bastard, now think of the movie btw no relation to this album’s point or review) is very strong and seems like the perfect way to end the album as he mentions his hate for his father again and how he leaves you waiting for the next album.

Overall this album is good with the only problem of trying to wonder whether to take Tyler serious or just feel he’s going for shock value which he more than likely is but this album is just very good and very creative and different from what’s out now in the dying genre of rap music.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
wabbit
May 17th 2011


7009 Comments


"Overall this album is good with the only problem of trying to wonder whether to take Tyler serious"

The whole thing is he is serious

Jash
May 17th 2011


4244 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

"(put the first track’s name in front of this track’s name and you get Inglorious Bastard, now think of the movie btw no relation to this album’s point or review)"

then why put it in the review?

newjunkaesthetic93
May 17th 2011


1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Where can I find an active download think to this? The one on their website is an expired file.

Apollo
May 17th 2011


10330 Comments


stop reviewing...seriously

iFghtffyrdmns
May 17th 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

limit one review per day kid, slow your roll

Winesburgohio
May 17th 2011


1040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You've got some sound points here but they are, basically, chocolate sprinkles on a turd: the structure, grammer, writing style and superfluous comments all need editing. Tt might pay not to piss out three reviews in one day- It's better to analyse one album comprehensively than a hundred superficially is my motto.

Hope that helps and don't stop reviewing y'all. Practice makes perfect



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iFghtffyrdmns
May 17th 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Tt might pay not to piss out three reviews in one day- It's better to analyse one album comprehensively than a hundred superficially is my motto."

or just the simple fact that people on here shit their pants when some noobie comes rolling in a posts all these reviews he's got saved on his computer. then the negs start flying and everyone's mad and it's just a bad scene, especially if the review is as much of a stinker as this one.

amontillado
May 17th 2011


56 Comments


Wow, this review blows.

demigod!
May 17th 2011


44713 Comments


Holy run on sentences batman.

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beefshoes
May 17th 2011


4204 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So much better than that piece of shit that is Goblin.

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demigod!
May 17th 2011


44713 Comments


nah

ShamzStarr
May 17th 2011


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this was a bad review that was rushed so my mistake.

letsgofishing
May 17th 2011


903 Comments


"Overall this album is good with the only problem of trying to wonder whether to take Tyler serious or just feel he’s going for shock value which he more than likely is but this album is just very good and very creative and different from what’s out now in the dying genre of rap music."

Your sentence structure is ingenious...ROFL.


Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2011


23900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

blows, neg, kill yourself, blah blah blah

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amontillado
May 18th 2011


56 Comments


"this was a bad review that was rushed so my mistake."

No, keep it. I like to laugh every once in a while.

illmitch
May 18th 2011


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

only problem of trying to wonder whether to take Tyler serious


i have the same sentiment about this review

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2011


2714 Comments


I have over 70 terrible reviews floating around the internet that I did years ago so they haven't seen this site. I'm thinking I should post all of them later today...

;)

letsgofishing
May 18th 2011


903 Comments


Make sure too remove several periods from all of them, and cut out a variety of random words...or it won't stand a chance against this

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2011


2714 Comments


Will do. Was about to post one as well... that was close.

ShamzStarr
May 18th 2011


4 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great one guys hahaha



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