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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British rapper features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, James Blake, Deb Never, Denzel Curry, Dominic Fike, Mount Kimbie, and Skepta.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    On ‘TYRON’, Slowthai roars.
  2. Feb 12, 2021
    80
    TYRON is a move away from the raw production style, too, as the beats and other instrumentals here are much more refined and polished. Lyrically, he turns away from the harsh political themes and statements of his debut to topics of much more personal significance to Ty, while not forgetting the part of him that is ‘the contemporary rapper’. Even with this more personal approach, slowthai truly embodies the idea that punk is not dead.
  3. Feb 8, 2021
    80
    On TYRON, slowthai sounds more together and present than ever.
  4. Mar 2, 2021
    80
    He’s successfully bridged the gap from local to international with this album and when everyone can go on tour again I think he’ll have a ready made audience well outside of the United Kingdom.
  5. Mar 8, 2021
    76
    The end result is an album that passes by without any significant misfires, and at least a handful of headshots. It's probably a stretch to say that he's met the potential signified by the queue of people within the industry that have recognised his talent and reached out to him, but TYRON's best cuts provide further unequivocal evidence that there is something special about Tyron Frampton.
  6. Uncut
    Feb 8, 2021
    70
    It's when Slowthai turns the lens inward on the soulful "NHS" and loved-up "Feel Away" - featuring James Blake and Mount Kimbie - that he proves himself something of an original. [Mar 2021, p.37]
  7. Feb 18, 2021
    55
    For all of their obvious quality and intricate attention to detail, there is no escaping the fact that this album feels clumsy and disjointed. It isn’t an abject failure but flirts with this possibility on too many occasions for it to be even mentioned in the same breath as slowthai’s previous studio effort.

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  1. Feb 19, 2021
    10
    Though I love nothing great about Britain, I find Tyron to be a more complete album, with side 1 being full of angrier bangers and side 2Though I love nothing great about Britain, I find Tyron to be a more complete album, with side 1 being full of angrier bangers and side 2 being more conscious, giving the listener a choice in later listens, as much as I enjoy the 1st side, I do find the second half to be where the best music is, as I do prefer conscious rap Expand
  2. Feb 12, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Tyron goes hard on this joint Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2021
    9
    Great record by Slowthai, not disappointed. He raps about his life and has many references to pop culture, mainly football. Raps a bit tooGreat record by Slowthai, not disappointed. He raps about his life and has many references to pop culture, mainly football. Raps a bit too much about zoots Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2021
    9
    Been waiting a while for this , I was interested in how slowthai would top his debut and what themes he would discuss . I think he perfectlyBeen waiting a while for this , I was interested in how slowthai would top his debut and what themes he would discuss . I think he perfectly continued on , with tyron being more about him and his character . Not only is it a very enjoyable listen but it's very well structured and goes deeper in who slowthai is. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2021
    9
    This album is scorched earth. I have been impatiently awaiting Slowthai’s follow-up album ever since Nothing Great about Britain imprinted hisThis album is scorched earth. I have been impatiently awaiting Slowthai’s follow-up album ever since Nothing Great about Britain imprinted his music into my sonic consciousness. With Tyrone, he doesn’t disappoint. I don’t know which of the two is the stronger album. They are both banging. I love how Tyron unravels who he is in the second half, showing vulnerability and sensitivity, after spitting fire for the first 7 tracks. This is a complex album made by a complex, supremely talented young man. The future is bright for our uncancellable protagonist Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2021
    9
    Breathtaking effort! I won't lie, I did consider giving it a ten out of ten. Slowthai here on 'TYRON' hesitated between producing bangers orBreathtaking effort! I won't lie, I did consider giving it a ten out of ten. Slowthai here on 'TYRON' hesitated between producing bangers or introspective songs and chose to do both. Fortunately he decided to showcase bangers first and his reflections next instead of doing it the other way around. If you don't know slowthai, just know that he is the type of guy who impressively manages to capitalize on his British accent, origins and patois.

    The album starts without any introduction nor precautions but with the most fire, fast-paced and energetic songs I've heard in a while. The tracklist and the sequence of songs is terrific: slowhtai just lets enough silence to allow you to realize what you are actually experiencing but always comes back to the charge with more infectious, stimulating and rough bars and beats. I just couldn't have enough of it and got these four first songs on repeat one after the other, again and again. I don't really need to write about 'MAZZA' since it counts as the most beloved tracks for many on this record. A$AP Rocky hits amazingly on it. The track 'WOT' sounds like an unfinished maquette but I guess it is better that way than if he desperately tried to make it last longer. 'PLAY WITH FIRE' closes this first part with an outro that sounds just like a Jaden Smith's work. This leads us to the second part of 'TYRON'.

    This disc shows off more structured, emotional and longer songs paved with more featured artists. I can't deny too the fact that I've been very disappointed by Denzel Curry's apparition since we all know him for his powerful bar and his particular energy (why who slowthai put it in the second part ?). The (very) few samples (on 'i tried' and 'feel away') are interesting and bring a bit more depth to slowthai's approach. Kenny Beats offers us a marvelous production on 'focus': and it is a great pleasure to encounter him in such a record. James Blake's performance is a miracle. It perfectly fits with the atmosphere set by the production, it is beautiful as it often is with this incredible man. The very end of the album strikes as hard as its beginning but the last moves are so sudden...

    In the end 'TYRON' is hell of a record. Many powerful and deep positive characteristics but unfortunately some minor flaws. The biggest one remaining that... Well, all these tracks (and especially on side one) feel so disjointed. It is really hard to believe that slowthai remained focused on a particular subject when he crafted this. Certainly, if slowthai had placed more emphasis on mixing emotions throughout their tracks rather than presenting an album with two separate sides, he would have received a ten from my humble opinion. About the production though, there is not much to improve. Can't wait new material from him.
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  7. Feb 15, 2021
    8
    Great Album, I have never listened to Slowthai before this project and I was very pleasantly surprised. The first half was fine, kindaGreat Album, I have never listened to Slowthai before this project and I was very pleasantly surprised. The first half was fine, kinda experimental British rap but It was nothing compared to the second half. The second half blew me away with how emotional and creative it got with great flows amazing beats and a nostalgic feel. The project overall really helped me understand what someone with ADHD may experience and I think that's a great thing to get out of a project. The first half however lacked some aspects that prevent this album from being as good as it could be. Expand

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