I know spring is here when Tyler The Creator releases an album! Tyler The Creator released his fourth album Cherry Bomb just after I left Coachella. This album is a bit different than most of his albums, usually there is a storyline that goes along with album like Bastard all the way through Wolf. It seems on this one there isn’t one yet that I have caught onto. The album is great though; there is no mistaking that. My favorite songs off the album are “DEATHCAMP”, “FUCKING YOUNG/PERFECT”, and 2SEATER. I found it hard to narrow it down to just three songs; all the songs on here are good and have a unique vibe to them.
“DEATHCAMP” is pretty different for Tyler to do, with the rock feeling and Tyler’s flow goes real nice. It sounds pretty good live; It appears here that Tyler continues to pave his own lane and is excelling in doing so. I like this song because it just sounds so rowdy and can get you going, also it sounds pretty good live.
“FUCKING YOUNG/PERFECT” I like this song because it reminds me of “IFHY” off of Wolf. It seems like Tyler knows that there has to be a song for the ladies on albums. Not only is the song clever and funny but also the beat is really nice. No lie when I heard this the first thing that came to my mind was Tyga and Kylie Jenner. Besides that its a good song to sing out loud too, I am glad that I got to see this live because it was great. The second half of the song sounds great as well, it sounds like something from the 1950’s. It has a nice soft melodic feel to and a girl singing softly on it. I like when artist do this and I don’t because sometimes I just want to hear the second half of the song.
“2SEATER”I like this because the beat is simple and has this jazzy feel to it. It has the saxophone on it too. As well as Tyler rapping kind of low so you can barely hear what he is saying, which gives me more of a reason to bump it louder. As the song goes on he sings then switches to rapping a little only to be interrupted by a girl telling him to roll the window up. He complains then switches to in a high-pitched voice to finish off the song. Even though its high pitched it still sounds good, and enjoyable to listen to.
This album is great, not everyone loves Tyler so it’s easy for people to criticize him and not appreciate his flow and style. It’s not about money and girls and clothes and acting flashy, Tyler just raps about stuff he likes and thrives off the shock factor that made Eminem popular. He has a sense of humor that he exhibits through his music. So yes I think this album is great and fits well with all the other great hip-hop albums that have been released this year. This album fits well with my Oddfuture binge’s that go into quite often. This album is worth a purchase and definitely worth a listen.