- 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.
- Record Label: Columbia
- Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Contemporary Rap
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Jul 28, 2017Flower 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.
Jul 25, 2017While 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.
Jul 21, 2017If 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.
Jul 28, 2017If “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.
Jul 24, 2017Previously 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.
Jul 21, 2017This 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
Sep 23, 2021This album is amazing, The flow is so great and you can see his improvement after this album was released all of Tyler's albums were amazing IThis album is amazing, The flow is so great and you can see his improvement after this album was released all of Tyler's albums were amazing I think he really learned from this album. 10/10… Expand
Jul 31, 2017This album will go down as one of the best hip hop albums this year, and certainly Tyler's best work to date. I was completely blown away withThis album will go down as one of the best hip hop albums this year, and certainly Tyler's best work to date. I was completely blown away with the creative direction and the production. There aren't too many rap features, and the ones chosen are minor, but help drive the point of the album. Tyler maintains a focus on lyrics even with his strong production, and he is very focused. The only downfall I would give this album is the short list of topics, but even Tyler himself addresses this in a couple songs.
Tyler has put together a concept album that is as gripping as it is explorative. This is hands down the best produced album of the year, and at least in the top 5 Hip Hop albums this year overall.
Top tracks (for me):
911/ Mr. Lonely
Who Dat Boy
There are no bad tracks.… Expand
Nov 10, 2018this album is horse **** even tho i like the fact that he was influenced by tpab by kendrick lamar all the homophobic slurs he used to do nowthis album is horse **** even tho i like the fact that he was influenced by tpab by kendrick lamar all the homophobic slurs he used to do now hes gay? lol stop looking for attention nut head… Expand
Awards & Rankings
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