Album review: ‘Flower Boy’


Album cover of Tyler the Creator’s, “Flower Boy.”

Alice Ottolino, Reporter

Tyler Gregory Okanma, better known as Tyler the Creator, can be known as a music video director, record producer and a rapper. So far, he has released six albums with his latest one called “Flower Boy.”

As I was listening to this album, I noticed that this is one of his shortest albums with only 14 songs adding up to 47 minutes.

His songs, “Boredom” and “911/Mr. Lonely” make me feel very relaxed, even though the songs give me melancholy feelings. Generally, his songs in this album are about being lonely and looking for a person to love. For example, in his song “911/Mr. Lonely” Tyler says, “I’m the loneliest man alive, but I keep dancin’ to throw them off.”  

This album might have something to do with the failure of his love life. I say this because in his song, “Glitter,” he raps about wanting to be more than friends with anyone he can find. In another one of his songs, “See You Again,” he talks about wanting Cupid to hit him because he’s tired of chasing girls that won’t give him the time of day.

You can tell by the lyrics that the songs are not going to be peppy, but Tyler doesn’t make them depressing. Overall, I think the album is very unique in the way that he presents the story lines. I like the way Tyler makes most of the songs connect with each other. This music isn’t really my type of music, so therefore it wasn’t my favorite album. I would rate it a 3 out of 5, because I think a lot of people can connect to his music, but it just isn’t my taste.