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Tyler, The Creator - Igor (2019) Published: May 17/19 Released: May 17/19 albumHip-Hop/Rap12 Tracks • 39 Minutes
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98%
    SELECTED LINE: IGOR builds atmosphere with a goldmine of distinct vocals and dazzling instrumentation. -DJ Booth
    Igor is the fifth studio album by Tyler, The Creator, released Columbia Record from Sony Music Entertainment on May 17, 2019.
    Preview
    1. IGOR'S THEME3:20
    2. EARFQUAKE3:10
    3. I THINK3:32
    4. EXACTLY WHAT YOU RUN FROM YOU END UP CHASING0:14
    5. RUNNING OUT OF TIME2:57
    6. NEW MAGIC WAND3:15
    7. A BOY IS A GUN3:30
    8. PUPPET2:59
    9. WHAT'S GOOD3:25
    10. GONE, GONE / THANK YOU6:15
    11. I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE2:41
    12. ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?4:25
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Critic Reviews (47)

With Igor, Tyler remains true to his clever, chaotic nature while introducing new sounds and themes that both display his maturation and set the stage for succeeding eras to come.

1 week ago

Entertainment Weekly Entertainment Weekly (TOP)

While IGOR may not be a perfect album in itself, it is the most perfect album Tyler could have made right now.

1 week ago

Erie Reader Erie Reader

Tyler continues his development of "Flower Boy" seamlessly and cemented his status as one of the most artistically exciting musicians in the US scene. "For Real This Time."

92% 1 week ago

JUICE Magazin JUICE Magazin

There is no stopping Tyler, The Creator.

90% 1 week ago

The Spill Magazine (CA) The Spill Magazine (CA)

An imaginary soundtrack to his continuing conflict.

2 weeks ago

ABC Australia ABC Australia

Album after album we can see growth in lyrical content and musical production.

100% 2 weeks ago

EARMILK EARMILK

This rich and messy melange of rap, funk and driving beats sees him shedding the guise of vulgar internet provocateur, revealing the genuine artist underneath.

70% 2 weeks ago

Belfast Telegraph Belfast Telegraph

Like a non-relationship, the psychedelic soul-inspired album feels endless and all-encompassing, then hard not to put on repeat.

80% 2 weeks ago

NOW Magazine NOW Magazine

A psychodrama less about repression than about romance.

2 weeks ago


This is not only Tyler’s best album, it’s an early contender for 2019 year-end lists.

2 weeks ago


The wildly inventive set pulls together the 28-year-old multifaceted artist’s love of sensual R&B, lopsided rhythms and candid confessions in a crisp, sonically restless 40-minute set that rarely hews to expectations.

3 weeks ago

San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle

Tyler, The Creator sets a tour de force with 'IGOR'.

90% 3 weeks ago

Indiestyle Indiestyle

IGOR is easily one of the best breakup albums of the decade.

90% 3 weeks ago

theneedledrop theneedledrop

It’s Tyler, the Creator’s most complicated act as a composer to date.

80% 3 weeks ago

FLOOD Magazine FLOOD Magazine

IGOR is a commendable, yet flawed album, one that further challenges what we can and should expect from a rap album in 2019.

74% 3 weeks ago

Paste Magazine Paste Magazine

Tyler's latest album remains ambiguous and uncertain.

3 weeks ago

The Quietus The Quietus

Carefully constructed, with more melody and with complex instrumental textures drawn from old-school soul music and psychedelic rock.

3 weeks ago

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (TOP)

Once again, Tyler's boundless ambition has outstripped his execution.

73% 3 weeks ago


It's probably Tyler's most cohesive but boundary-pushing project to date in terms of his sound.

60% 3 weeks ago

Spectrum Pulse (CA) Spectrum Pulse (CA)

This is his album, his truth and his vision, and while it may be a slower, more winding ride than we're used to, the scenery is gorgeous.

80% 3 weeks ago

nzherald nzherald

As Tyler chronicles on his 2019 masterpiece, IGOR, the present isn’t always paradise, and love is more complicated than our daydream idealizations.

91% 3 weeks ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

Truly, this is an “album” more than it is a collection of songs. These songs are meant to be listened to together to evoke a certain mood.

3 weeks ago

Weekender Weekender

It takes the best parts of his previous works to create yet another entirely unique experience.

3 weeks ago

RIFF Magazine RIFF Magazine

IGOR is Tyler’s best work to date.

3 weeks ago

setlist.fm setlist.fm

IGOR is memorable as a whole but punches under its weight track for track.

79% 3 weeks ago

THEFRESHCOMMITTEE THEFRESHCOMMITTEE

A new climax.

89% 3 weeks ago

ByteFM (DE) ByteFM (DE)

An emotional and meticulously chiselled album.

80% 3 weeks ago

Rolling Stone Italia Rolling Stone Italia

It’s a transitional record, but one that shows a new, exciting technical acuity.

3 weeks ago


Igor is Tyler pushing all his chips to the center of the table, showing his cards, and coming up aces.

3 weeks ago

UPROXX UPROXX

A form of ragged beat-tape minimalist that Tyler wears extremely well.

78% 3 weeks ago

Sputnikmusic Sputnikmusic

This album is so pretty, confident, and considered that you wonder why he named it IGOR.

3 weeks ago

Vulture Vulture

A masterful ode to heartbreak.

90% 3 weeks ago

Highsnobiety Highsnobiety

Igor is a heartfelt album that finds Tyler lowering his guard and revealing himself to be a shape-shifting artist who is still growing.

80% 3 weeks ago


A fantastic continuation of his artistic transformation.

88% 3 weeks ago


Igor’s successes mainly comes from Tyler’s own growth.

3 weeks ago

Stereogum Stereogum

‘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.

80% 3 weeks ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)

Impressionistic and emotionally charged, the result of an auteur refining his style and bearing more of his soul than ever before.

80% 4 weeks ago


A refreshingly daring, musically robust, and strangely beautiful journey through the mind of a conflicted artist in search of freedom.

4 weeks ago

POPDUST POPDUST

It’s just too unfinished-sounding for me to give it an unabashed thumbs up.

50% 4 weeks ago

Sputnikmusic Sputnikmusic

The latest step in his evolution into something of an elder statesman.

4 weeks ago

The Ringer The Ringer

It's still early, and it will take some time for us to gather our full thoughts on the project, but it's already apparent that IGOR is among the year's best albums so far.

4 weeks ago


A radical, outstanding work.

1 month ago

splash! Mag (DE) splash! Mag (DE)

It’s one of Tyler’s most powerful albums.

90% 1 month ago

Soundblab Soundblab

A fine showcase of ingenuity that too rarely burrows very far into your consciousness.

60% 1 month ago


With his sixth album ‘Igor’ Tyler again not only pushes himself, but what hip-hop should be in 2019.

80% 1 month ago

Clash Music Clash Music

This is Tyler’s best work to date.

100% 1 month ago

The Independent (UK) The Independent (UK) (TOP)

IGOR builds atmosphere with a goldmine of distinct vocals and dazzling instrumentation.

1 month ago

DJ Booth DJ Booth
User Reviews (0)
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