• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Flower Boy Image
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 429 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Estelle, Steve Lacy, Lil Wayne, Frank Ocean, Rex Orange County, Jaden Smith, and Kali Uchis.
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 28, 2017
    91
    Flower Boy is the first time he’s been equally as forthcoming in his actual music. His flow has tightened up, and for a man whose voice basically destined him for rap stardom, he’s become even better at stretching his booming baritone into novel shapes, employing a plethora of flows.
  2. Jul 25, 2017
    90
    While most of these songs are rife with anxiety and isolation, the open-hearted lyricism and wide-scoped productions, put together by an artist in peak form, make them immensely engrossing. Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Kali Uchis, Syd, and Estelle are among 11 supporting cast members, not one of whom is inessential to the whole.
  3. 83
    Flower Boy has elevated Tyler closer to the line. An unexpected move to be sure, but no less impressive whatsoever.
  4. Jul 21, 2017
    80
    If anything, Flower Boy captures Tyler at his least tormented and twisted; it is an album of exquisitely arranged, melodious synth-rap, wistful and reflective, heavy on the heavenly. It’s not all dreamy--watch out for the occasional profane pothole--but largely this is the work of an evolved artist and mature person.
  5. Jul 28, 2017
    80
    If “maturity” isn't quite the word for Flower Boy, however, the album is nevertheless a significant milestone. This is easily Tyler's most emotionally risky, and rewarding, work to date--and, in its own way, more transgressive than anything from Odd Future's punk-rap peak.
  6. Jul 24, 2017
    80
    Previously it felt like as though these two sides have been difficult to reconcile on record; the abrasive would often be at odds with the tranquil, particularly on last studio album ‘Cherry Bomb’. On Flower Boy, though, Tyler has perfected his marriage of the two.
  7. 50
    It’s more of the same. It seems to be needing something more. An extra spark of interest.

See all 18 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Jul 21, 2017
    10
    This is Tyler's most concise and consistent album in his entire catalogue. This is by far his most focused work and he shows his trueThis is Tyler's most concise and consistent album in his entire catalogue. This is by far his most focused work and he shows his true creativity as an artist. Expand
  2. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    Flower boy is incredible. Its an ambitious, flowing portal into deep sadness and insecurity, whilst at all times not feeling depressing orFlower boy is incredible. Its an ambitious, flowing portal into deep sadness and insecurity, whilst at all times not feeling depressing or morose. After cherry bomb and goblin I wasn't expecting Tyler to come out with any feelings, ever to be honest. But now we've got this that should be listened to by everyone. Oh, but See You Again is not my jam... Expand
  3. Jul 27, 2017
    10
    Tyler's created an album which just perfectly speaks to my mental state this summer. I'm isolated from my friends, girlfriend, and I'm reallyTyler's created an album which just perfectly speaks to my mental state this summer. I'm isolated from my friends, girlfriend, and I'm really lonely and bored. I'm also thinking about changing a lot of things in my life, and wondering if I should make the jump. Tyler encapsulated all the anxiety, loneliness, and introspection of this summer and these last few years.

    His bars also go so hard, and the production is just stunning. This is by far my favorite album of the year so far, I can't stop listening to it.
    Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2017
    9
    Nostalgic and funny, this is the best Tyler's album, he's amazing singing and production. My favorites tracks: 911 - Garden shed and Glitter.Nostalgic and funny, this is the best Tyler's album, he's amazing singing and production. My favorites tracks: 911 - Garden shed and Glitter. Flower Boy Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2017
    9
    An excellent 4th album by Tyler, "Scum **** Flower Boy" is easily his most lyrical, and mature album he has put out. I've been a Tyler fanAn excellent 4th album by Tyler, "Scum **** Flower Boy" is easily his most lyrical, and mature album he has put out. I've been a Tyler fan since "Yonkers", and at that time I heavily enjoyed "Bastard" & "Goblin", then "Wolf" was released in 2013, it was (at that time) his best album, then followed "Cherry Bomb", a very different album from his previous work, more positive lyrics and a more rock style production. In my opinion it was his worst album to date (not bad, but easily his weakest effort) and forward to 2017 and we have "Scum **** Flower Boy." this album is a very interesting listen with the entire album being produced by Tyler himself. My Fav 3 Tracks are: "See You Again," "Boredom," & "Where This Flower Blooms." Please support Tyler by buying/streaming the album. You will not be disappointed. Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2018
    9
    This is an amazing album. Probably his best work. The lyricism and production is just genius on this thing. Track after track. And you'dThis is an amazing album. Probably his best work. The lyricism and production is just genius on this thing. Track after track. And you'd expect the slow beats on most of the songs to seep into each other but no. Even Jaiden Smith on this thing was good. He details boredom and loneliness in such a way it's like the definition of it. My only gripes are that I think it should have a bit more energy and it didn't really wrap up well. Expand
  7. Jul 25, 2017
    0
    This album does nothing for me. I can hear what he's trying to do but it isn't communicating well enough for me to engage with the album,This album does nothing for me. I can hear what he's trying to do but it isn't communicating well enough for me to engage with the album, unfortunately. Expand

See all 45 User Reviews