Wolf - Tyler, The Creator
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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release from the Odd Future rapper features guest appearances from such artists as Erykah Badu, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Laetitia Sadier, and Earl Sweatshirt.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 90
    Wolf is both a departure and a refinement for Tyler, combining his best traits in such a way as to nearly eliminate his weaknesses.
  2. Apr 8, 2013
    80
    We already knew he was a talented composer and producer, but Wolf suggests he now may just be the finished article.
  3. 80
    At times, there's the sense Tyler's charisma outweighs his content, and as such it's probably up to Earl to deliver the group's first bona fide hip-hop classic.
  4. 70
    Tyler is his own worst enemy, of course. But the buoyancy of the production and the overall intrigue of hearing him struggle with his idle hands prevent the album from getting mired down in too much vanity.
  5. Jun 26, 2013
    70
    It's complex, conflicted, and bipolar. Paranoid, even. Most of all, it reveals the harmless and empathetic character behind Tyler, the Creator's complicated persona.
  6. Apr 4, 2013
    70
    This album is so enjoyable on a musical level that my qualms with Tyler as a personality are essentially nullified, but I’m not sure that will ring true for most others.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    Wolf shows that even the dirtiest rappers can evolve. The subject matter has changed here. Tyler is talking more about his personal life rather than his rape and murder fantasies. Production wise, it is really good especially "Rusty". This album is awesome. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    10
    Tyler the Creator really stepped up his game to the next level lyrically and production. He tackles some difficult topics such as his rise to fame, not knowing his father, heartbreak and the death of his grandmother. His maturity as an artist is clear. Expand
  3. 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'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!!!! Collapse
  4. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    To be blunt; it's a really great album. A lot more focused and less 'juvenile bratty' than Goblin was. The lyrical content is much more personal and engaging, and the production is retro but extremely refreshing. Tyler continues to be enigmatic and enthralling. Standouts: 48, Domo23, IFHY, Rusty. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2013
    8
    The production has improved astronomically since Goblin. There are many great features on this album and it is a joy to listen to. Tyler's flow has also improved since goblin. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2013
    8
    This album obviously was more mature than Goblin, and Bastard. But that's besides the point. The production value Tyler took the time to mold and create and integrate into WOLF made this album really, really good. This album was really personal and intimate on a good level that we could enjoy. Add Frank Ocean, and friends on the album and you really have a good album. Must buy if you're a fan, must buy if you're a first time listener. You won't regret it. Its like listening to art. After this album I really can't say Tyler is a rapper anymore, because he's not. He's an artist who makes awesome music. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2013
    0
    I'd struggle to call this music. This is pretentious whining from a sad little man with no life experience. It sounds like he recorded it in his basement on garageband. Stay away. Expand

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