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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Los Angeles-based rapper features guest appearances from ASAP Rocky, Dev Hynes, Frank Ocean, Playboi Carti, Santigold, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Charlie Wilson.
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ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?
Dream Just dream Long ago, long ago, long ago Dream Just dream Are we still friends? Can we be friends? Are we still friends? I've got to... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    The production here is superb. Tyler has never been one for traditional song structure, but on IGOR he’s like the Minotaur luring you through a maze that twists and turns around seemingly impossible corners, drawing you into the thrilling unknown. ... This is Tyler’s best work to date.
  2. May 23, 2019
    90
    Tyler and a motorcade's worth of supporting vocalists fulfill the promise and threat with what plays out, a creatively vital and emotionally heartsick set with as much pain, vulnerability, and compulsion as a classic soul LP.
  3. May 17, 2019
    80
    The trademark visceral beats, scathing lyrics and the general feeling of anger and aggression that peppered his previous albums have been replaced with slower beats and irresistible soul hooks. At first this change in tone, and pace, is jarring and you are waiting for it to kick off, but as the album progresses you get into it and dig this new Tyler.
  4. 80
    Whether or not you choose to take his advice with either your first or your 51st listen, IGOR is an accomplished and evergreen record that’s well worth putting your phone down, turning the TV off and devoting your full attention span to.
  5. Jun 27, 2019
    80
    For the most part, Tyler has opted out of his rapping heritage, preferring pitch-altered singing vocals which will split some opinion. However, this elevated IGOR beyond the mere confines of genre, to a substantially great work of art, cementing Tyler's case as one of this decade's most essential artists.
  6. May 24, 2019
    74
    IGOR is a commendable, yet flawed album, one that further challenges what we can and should expect from a rap album in 2019.
  7. The Wire
    Jul 11, 2019
    50
    Things improve markedly when he plays to his strengths with the nuanced narrative of “A Boy Is A Gun”, but ultimately such moments [are] hard to hear over the pitiable “Puppet” and “Earfquake”, functional pop wisely rejected by Justin Bieber and Rihanna. When the narrative sags and his mind seems to wander, it just isn’t enough, no matter how stylish the trimmings. [Aug 2019, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 149
  1. May 19, 2019
    10
    This is one of the most exciting albums of recent years. Superb production, interesting and different song structures. Gets better after eachThis is one of the most exciting albums of recent years. Superb production, interesting and different song structures. Gets better after each listen and as a full body of work it flows and tells a story. Very refreshing in an era filled with average music and predictability. Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2019
    10
    This album caught me off guard. Coming off the success of Flower Boy, it obviously would be extremely difficult to even top it. Tyler managedThis album caught me off guard. Coming off the success of Flower Boy, it obviously would be extremely difficult to even top it. Tyler managed to do it and even made a couple surprises. The lyricism is vivid, and filled with deep commentary and a complex yet easy to follow story. The production is rich, and Tyler has done it all himself, being the first chart topping rap album to do so. This is also a very important t]project to me, as I've felt as he has once before. This is a modern classic, and it will be treated as such for generations to come. Expand
  3. May 18, 2019
    10
    It is just an amazing piece of art. It is different to any other Tyler album though.
  4. May 21, 2019
    9
    Beautiful album. Do not go into this thinking it is a rap album. The lyrics are great, great features, production quality is amazing. Overall,Beautiful album. Do not go into this thinking it is a rap album. The lyrics are great, great features, production quality is amazing. Overall, a beautiful album. Not Flower Boy, but that isn’t what it was supposed to be. Best song: A Boy Is A Gun or Puppet Expand
  5. May 17, 2019
    9
    In one sentence, it’s a mix of Flower Boy and the positives of Cherry Bomb. It’s an album that’s accessible to anyone and Tyler pulls out allIn one sentence, it’s a mix of Flower Boy and the positives of Cherry Bomb. It’s an album that’s accessible to anyone and Tyler pulls out all the stops here. This is probably his most experimental in my opinion. His lyrics take a back seat to the music in many cases and I feel it lets the listener feel the music more. When I start thinking upon the topics, that’s where I found his lyrics were useful. The album really plays like a movie. The choruses and hooks set the mood perfectly and then the music paints a picture. His lyrics are the story behind the picture and it’s a beautiful one. It’s a solid 8.5-9 album. Expand
  6. May 19, 2019
    9
    Prepare yourself for a twisted journey in the mind of Igor, one of the many Tyler's personalities.

    Beautiful sounds and well thought lyrics
    Prepare yourself for a twisted journey in the mind of Igor, one of the many Tyler's personalities.

    Beautiful sounds and well thought lyrics are going to blow your mind and transport you into an unexplored world. This project is Great but yes... can get irritating at some small points. (not for me tho)

    If you love Tyler and his mystic sounds and personalities, this album is going to feel like fresh simphony in an era where everything sounds the same.

    prepare yourself for an incredible Journey!
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  7. Sep 6, 2019
    0
    uma merda, um tremendo pedaço de bosta acho que não da pra fazer um álbum pior

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