Wolf

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Apr 17, 2013
    60
    Tyler rages at his absent father, scowls through uncomfortable fan encounters and--true to form--spews tons of supposedly ironic sexism and homophobia. If you can get past that tic, there's plenty to admire on Wolf.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    60
    While Wolf definitely feels like progress on some fronts, it's also a resolutely conservative effort, marred by a neurotic sense of self-involvement that recalls Eminem at his worst.
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    58
    After three albums of unfiltered angst, the one-time wildcard now seems like a stubbornly static figure, an impression that’s supported by his monochromatic self-production on all of Wolf’s 18 tracks, which rarely build on the synthesized strings and tranquilized pianos of his other releases.
  4. Apr 4, 2013
    56
    Unfortunately, Wolf fails in the very same manner as Goblin, albeit with slightly more class.
  5. Apr 5, 2013
    50
    So much of Wolf is about distancing Tyler from the listener, whereas the vulnerability and melodic mirroring of "Answer," awash in sad organ glissando and two decades of unmet emotional need, is the album's truly shocking moment, in large part because it's so much better than everything else. From there it's another eight problematic songs until a pulse returns during Earl Sweatshirt's guest verse on "Rusty."
  6. 42
    Wolf's disengaged haunted-house funk plods joylessly through empty rage and squirmy homophobia. [12 Apr 2013, p.72]
  7. Apr 4, 2013
    40
    He seems bent on making a career out of his adolescent emotional turmoil, resulting in a thematically stagnant, myopic and ultimately immature record.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 162 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. Apr 2, 2013
    10
    I think this albums is his best album to me personally. He has matured from Goblin a lot. He stated that, cutting bodies up and raping didn'tI think this albums is his best album to me personally. He has matured from Goblin a lot. He stated that, cutting bodies up and raping didn't interest anymore. With this album you get a personal track like "Answer" then you have your having fun go stupid song like "Domo 23" and then you have my favorite which is "Rusty" where he just goes off. His lyrics have gotten way better since Goblin. The production on this album is great!! SO FAR this is the best hip-hop album of 2013. SO FAR!!!! Full Review »
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    10
    This is Tyler’s most mature effort yet, he learned how to channel the anger to create music, the music itself is actually a focus here, andThis is Tyler’s most mature effort yet, he learned how to channel the anger to create music, the music itself is actually a focus here, and everything is intelligently done. There are also six very standout tracks, but no song is bad. Therefore this becomes one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time, and honestly the most surprising. I never saw a day when Tyler, the Creator would earn five stars, let alone blow me away with the music as he did here.

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  3. Apr 3, 2013
    7
    The third album of Tyler, The Creator is the awareness of his talent. Domo23 is one of the best songs of this year. Wolf is a dark album thatThe third album of Tyler, The Creator is the awareness of his talent. Domo23 is one of the best songs of this year. Wolf is a dark album that reminds Eminem, but can not be said the height of Goblin. Full Review »