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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.

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Ifhy
I never would've thought that Feelings could get thrown in the air Cause I accidentally caught that I need some new boxing gloves, shit got hectic... See the rest of the song lyrics
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: 42 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. Jan 1, 2014
    10
    This album is perfect. Tyler has finally matured and found the perfect mix between his usual self that we have seen on Goblin and Bastard andThis album is perfect. Tyler has finally matured and found the perfect mix between his usual self that we have seen on Goblin and Bastard and his new self that we see here on Wolf. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    10
    Tyler, The Creator finally drops his third anticipated album, and in it contains musical growth from all aspects that most hip-hop fans canTyler, The Creator finally drops his third anticipated album, and in it contains musical growth from all aspects that most hip-hop fans can enjoy. This concept album strays a little off from the previous story line of his last two tapes and leaves you with a cliffhanger that excites you for his future releases. Everything is tuned and improved from lyrics to production, and each track has a different type of experience to provide. Tyler The Creator's new musical piece just could be his best one yet. 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'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!!!! Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2013
    9
    Great album, the only negative I have is some of the songs sound like "filler", like they don't really belong there, better then goblin, notGreat album, the only negative I have is some of the songs sound like "filler", like they don't really belong there, better then goblin, not sure if it's better then bastard, they have a totally different sound, it feels like comparing a taco bell to burger king, it's a matter of opinion and mine isn't totally formed yet, however, this might be Tyler's best project so far... Expand
  5. Jul 10, 2014
    8
    I liked Wolf. It had good verses, good beats, and good tracks all together. Just the thing that kind of disappointed me was that it didn'tI liked Wolf. It had good verses, good beats, and good tracks all together. Just the thing that kind of disappointed me was that it didn't have that Dark Flare that made up Bastard and Goblin. And, the subjects of the verses start to kind of get repetitive but, overall, it was a good album. 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 moldThis 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 inI'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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