Igor (album)

Igor (stylized in all caps) is the fifth studio album[a] by American rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator. It was released on May 17, 2019, through A Boy is a Gun and distributed by Columbia Records.

Igor
Igor - Tyler, the Creator.jpg
Digital cover; the CD release is available with a pink, yellow, blue or green background
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 17, 2019 (2019-05-17)
Recorded2017–2019[1]
Studio
Genre
Length39:43
Label
ProducerTyler, the Creator
Tyler, the Creator chronology
Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
(2018)
Igor
(2019)
Alternative covers
Special edition vinyl cover, by Lewis Rossignol
Special edition vinyl cover, by Lewis Rossignol
Apple Music Presents: Tyler, the Creator cover
Apple Music Presents: Tyler, the Creator cover
Singles from Igor
  1. "Earfquake"
    Released: June 4, 2019

Produced entirely by Tyler himself, the album features guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Solange, Kanye West, and Jerrod Carmichael. Proceeding the release of Flower Boy (2017), the album was primarily recorded in California, with recording sessions also being held in Lake Como, Italy, and Atlanta between 2017 and 2019.

Music journalists have noted that Igor continues to build on the hip hop and neo soul sound established in Flower Boy, while also incorporating R&B and funk influences. Critics have noted the album's use of synthesizers and low-mixed vocals. Thematically, Igor follows a narrative of a love triangle between the titular character and his male love interest. The album employs the "Igor" literary archetype to explore themes associated with love, such as heartbreak, loss, and jealousy.

To help market the album, Tyler, the Creator released the single "Earfquake", which reached number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest charting single. In its first week of release, Igor debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, moving 165,000 album-equivalent units and becoming Tyler, the Creator's first US number-one album. It was a widespread critical success, being named among the best albums of 2019 in many publications' year-end lists, and won Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

Background and recordingEdit

Work on the album began in 2017, with Tyler initially writing the song "Earfquake" for Canadian singer Justin Bieber and Barbadian singer Rihanna, who both turned down the song.[1] The song "I Think" was recorded in Lake Como, Italy with the help of American singers Solange, whose vocals feature on the track, and Frank Ocean.[6] Tyler wrote "Running Out of Time" while taking a break from a recording session with American rapper ASAP Ferg, feeling reassured after Kendrick Lamar told Tyler he appreciated his singing.[1][6] Tyler produced the beat for "Gone, Gone" in 2013 while on tour for his second studio album Wolf, choosing to scrap the song from both Cherry Bomb and Flower Boy since he didn't feel it fit either of those albums.[1]

In an interview with Fantastic Man for their Autumn and Winter 2018 issue, Tyler was asked if he had ever been in love, to which he replied "I don't want to talk about that. Um, that's the next record."[7] In October 2018, Tyler previewed the song "Running Out of Time" for an interview with Fast Company.[8]

On April 26, 2019, a supplemental financial report from Sony revealed that a new album from Tyler was expected by the end of June.[9] In early May 2019, Tyler released snippets for the tracks "Igor's Theme" and "What's Good".[10] The album was first announced by Tyler through his social media accounts on May 6, 2019.[11]

CompositionEdit

Rolling Stone writer Danny Schwartz described Igor as a "rich and messy mélange of R&B, funk and rap". The album is synth-heavy, with neo soul melodies and low-mixed vocals.[3]

Themes and narrativeEdit

The album follows a narrative of a love triangle where Tyler is seeing a man who is also seeing a woman who is pulling him away from Tyler.[12] American comedian Jerrod Carmichael serves as the album's narrator as it progresses, speaking short lines to make sense of Tyler's and the title character Igor's state of mind. Carmichael first appears on the album's fourth track "Exactly What You Run from You End Up Chasing".[12]

The character Igor is mentioned by name on the tracks "Igor's Theme" and "What's Good". Igor follows the Gothic "Igor" archetype as a villain's assistant and represents a darker, apathetic side of Tyler that comes out. Igor arrives after Tyler pours out all of his heart for his love interest, though his love interest remains focused on his ex-girlfriend. The arrival of Igor serves as a reset for the strong romantic emotions Tyler was entangled in during the album's first half.[12][13]

PromotionEdit

A music video for the song, "Earfquake", was released alongside the album's release on May 17, 2019.[14] It was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio on June 4, 2019, as the album's lead single in the United States.[15] On June 3, 2019, Tyler announced his forthcoming tour for the album, which was supported by Jaden Smith, Blood Orange, and GoldLink.[16]

Video albumEdit

On August 14, 2019, Apple Music released the video album Apple Music Presents: Tyler, the Creator. The album is a collection of eleven videos recorded from Tyler's first live performance of Igor, performed in May 2019.[17]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.9/10[18]
Metacritic81/100[19]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [20]
Clash8/10[2]
Consequence of SoundA−[21]
The Guardian     [22]
HipHopDX4.4/5[23]
The Independent     [24]
The New Zealand Herald     [25]
NME     [26]
Pitchfork8.0/10[27]
Rolling Stone     [3]

Igor was met with widespread critical acclaim. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 81, based on 18 reviews.[19] Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 7.9 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus.[18]

Roisin O'Connor of The Independent gave a positive review, stating "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."[24] Andy Kellman of AllMusic said, "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."[20] Danial Spielberger of HipHopDX saying "On IGOR, Tyler showcases a more polished iteration of the hazy pop he's been perfecting for years. Though some might be disappointed that he's becoming more of a singer than a rapper, this is the kind of project that should encourage more artists to disavow labels and relish in taking risks."[23] Rolling Stone critic Danny Schwartz said, "Igor is a heartfelt album that finds Tyler lowering his guard and revealing himself to be a shape-shifting artist who is still growing, and who has fully shed his skin as a vulgar internet cowboy."[3] Sam Moore of NME stated: "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."[26] Clash's Nick Rosebade wrote, "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."[2]

Reviewing the album for Sputnikmusic, Rowan5215 stated "IGOR is not by any means Tyler's best work, and at times deliberately plays against his strengths in order to keep the listener off-guard—this pays dividends in the stunning "I THINK" and "A BOY IS A GUN", less so on the repetitive and cloying "RUNNING OUT OF TIME" and "ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?". What it is, though, is a form of ragged beat-tape minimalist that Tyler wears extremely well."[28] In a mixed review, The Guardian's Dean Van Nguyen stated: "It's is no bad thing that Igor downplays Tyler's indomitable personality – but the writing and execution do not quite replace what has been lost. What's left is a fine showcase of ingenuity that too rarely burrows very far into your consciousness."[22]

AccoladesEdit

Accolades for Igor
Publication List Rank Ref.
Afisha Daily (Russia) The Best Foreign Albums of 2019
2
AllMusic AllMusic Best of 2019 N/A
Billboard 100 Best Albums of the 2010s
54
50 Best Albums of 2019
7
Clash Clash Albums of the Year 2019
2
Complex Best Albums of 2019
1
Consequence of Sound Top 50 Albums of 2019
6
Crack Magazine The Top 50 Albums of the Year
4
Flood Magazine The Best Albums of 2019
19
GQ (Russia) Best Music Albums of 2019 N/A
The Guardian The 50 Best Albums of 2019
5
The Independent The 50 Best Albums of 2019
6
The Line of Best Fit The Best Albums of 2019
13
NME The 50 Best Albums of 2019
2
Noisey The 100 Best Albums of 2019
6
Now The 10 Best Albums of 2019
2
NPR Music 25 Best Albums of 2019
25
Paste The 50 Best Albums of 2019
17
Pitchfork The 50 Best Albums of 2019
23
Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2019
12
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2019
66
Slant Magazine The 25 Best Albums of 2019
23
Spectrum Culture Top 20 Albums of 2019
5
Sputnikmusic Top 50 Albums of 2019
15
Stereogum Best Albums of 2019
43
Uproxx The Best Albums of 2019
12
Vibe The 30 Best Albums of 2019 N/A
Awards for Igor
Year Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Album of the Year Nominated [56]
2020 Grammy Awards Best Rap Album Won [57]

Commercial performanceEdit

Igor debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 165,000 album-equivalent units, of which 74,000 were pure album sales. It is Tyler's first US number-one album.[58]

Track listingEdit

All tracks produced by Tyler, the Creator. Credits adapted from Tidal and liner notes.[59][60]

Igor track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Igor's Theme"3:20
2."Earfquake"3:10
3."I Think"
  • Okonma
  • Bodiono Nkono Télesphore[a]
  • Bibi Mascel[a]
3:32
4."Exactly What You Run from You End Up Chasing"Okonma0:14
5."Running Out of Time"Okonma2:57
6."New Magic Wand"Okonma3:15
7."A Boy Is a Gun"
3:30
8."Puppet"2:59
9."What's Good"Okonma3:25
10."Gone, Gone / Thank You"6:15
11."I Don't Love You Anymore"Okonma2:41
12."Are We Still Friends?"4:25
Total length:39:43
CD and vinyl release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4."Boyfriend"4:00
Total length:43:29
Apple Music Presents: Tyler, the Creator
No.TitleLength
1."Igor's Theme" (Live)3:42
2."Earfquake" (Live)3:38
3."I Think" (Live)3:45
4."Running Out of Time" (Live)2:56
5."New Magic Wand" (Live)3:39
6."A Boy Is a Gun" (Live)3:54
7."Puppet" (Live)3:20
8."What's Good" (Live)3:29
9."Gone, Gone / Thank You" (Live)4:39
10."I Don't Love You Anymore" (Live)3:10
11."Are We Still Friends?" (Live)5:06
Total length:41:18

Notes

  • All tracks are stylized in all caps. For example, "Igor's Theme" is stylized as "IGOR'S THEME".
  • "Igor's Theme" features vocals by Lil Uzi Vert
  • "Earfquake" features a rap verse by Playboi Carti
  • "I Think" features vocals by Solange
  • "Exactly What You Run from You End Up Chasing" features vocals by Jerrod Carmichael
  • "A Boy Is a Gun" is stylized with an asterisk[61]
  • "Puppet" features a rap verse by Kanye West

Samples

  • "Igor's Theme" incorporates uncredited elements of "Attention", performed by Head West; and "Scatin'", performed by Dâm-Funk.[62]
  • ^[a] "I Think" incorporates elements of "Get Down", written and composed by Bodiono Nkono Télesphore, and performed by Nkono Teles; and "Special Lady", written and performed by Bibi Mascel.
  • "Running Out of Time" contains samples of "Hit It Run", performed by Run-DMC.
  • "New Magic Wand" incorporates elements of "Vsichni Praznj", written and performed by Siluetes 61.
  • ^[b] "A Boy Is a Gun" contains excerpts from "Bound", written by Bobby Dukes, Bobby Massey, and Lester Allen McKenzie, and performed by Ponderosa Twins Plus One.
  • ^[c] "Puppet" incorporates elements of "Today", written by Mick Ware and performed by Czar; and contains excerpts from "It's Alright With Me", written by David Smith and performed by Part Time.
  • ^[d] "Gone, Gone / Thank You" contains excerpts from "Hey Girl", written and performed by Cullen Omori; and interpolations from "Fragile", written by Alan O'Day and Tatsuro Yamashita, and performed by Yamashita.
  • ^[e] "Are We Still Friends?" contains excerpts from "Dream", written and performed by Al Green.
  • ^[f] "Boyfriend" contains excerpts from "Fluid", written by John Charles Alder and performed by Twink.

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal and liner notes.[59][60]

MusiciansEdit

  • Tyler Okonma – lead vocals, production, arrangement
  • Lil Uzi Vert – vocals (track 1)
  • Playboi Carti – rap verse (track 2)
  • Solange – vocals (track 3), background vocals (tracks 7, 11)
  • Jerrod Carmichael – vocals (track 4), additional vocals (tracks 6, 8–10, "Boyfriend")
  • Kanye West – rap verse (track 8)
  • Anthony Evans – background vocals (tracks 1, 3, 10)
  • Amanda Brown – background vocals (tracks 1, 3, 10)
  • Tiffany Stevenson – background vocals (tracks 1, 3, 10)
  • Charlie Wilson – background vocals (tracks 2, 11, "Boyfriend")
  • Jessy Wilson – background vocals (tracks 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11)
  • Ryan Beatty – background vocals (track 3)
  • Santigold – background vocals (tracks 4, 6, 8, "Boyfriend")
  • CeeLo Green – background vocals (track 10)
  • La Roux – background vocals (track 10)
  • Pharrell Williams – background vocals (track 12)
  • Slowthai – additional vocals (track 9)
  • Kevin Kendricks – keyboards (track 3), additional keyboards (track 7), chimes (track 8)
  • Jack White[63]

TechnicalEdit

  • Vic Wainstein – recording (tracks 1–3, 5–12)
  • Tyler Okonma – recording (tracks 1–3, 5–9, 11)
  • Kingston Callaway – recording (track 10)
  • John Armstrong – recording assistance (track 1)
  • Ben Fletcher – recording assistance (track 1)
  • Rob Bisel – recording assistance (tracks 1, 3, 9)
  • Ashley Jacobson – recording assistance (track 2)
  • Thomas Cullison – recording assistance (tracks 2, 10)
  • Josh Sellers – recording assistance (tracks 5, 6)
  • Derrick Jenner – recording assistance (track 7)
  • Neal H Pogue – mixing
  • Zachary Acosta – mix assistance
  • MeMiceElfani – mix assistance
  • Mike Bozzi – mastering

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Certifications for Igor
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[94] Gold 10,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[95] Silver 60,000 
United States (RIAA)[96] Gold 500,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Igor is Tyler, the Creator's fifth studio album release on a record label; however, Tyler has referred to the project as his sixth album, considering his debut mixtape Bastard as an album.[5]

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