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  • 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.
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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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 73
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 73
  3. Negative: 2 out of 73
  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. Apr 6, 2019
    10
    One of his best works. That's it.

    Favorite tracks: ALL.
    Least favorite: None.
  3. May 24, 2020
    10
    Flower Boy. Is Tyler's most well-crafted album so far. I really love the vibe that it gives. You can listen to this album in the car. Or justFlower Boy. Is Tyler's most well-crafted album so far. I really love the vibe that it gives. You can listen to this album in the car. Or just in a park or a place that looks just like the album cover. One of the best albums of all time 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. Oct 14, 2019
    9
    Flower boy has great production and sees Tyler growing as a lyricist. All songs flow nicely into each other which makes flower boy sound likeFlower boy has great production and sees Tyler growing as a lyricist. All songs flow nicely into each other which makes flower boy sound like one big song in a good way. Tyler definitely redeemed himself with flower boy after the release of cherry bomb which got mixed reviews. Overal flower boy is a modern classic. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2018
    0
    this 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

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