TYRON

slowthai

TYRON

Second album from the English rapper Tyron Frampton includes guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, James Blake, Denzel Curry, Mount Kimbie, and Skepta.

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Method White
UK Release date
12/02/2021
US Release date
12/02/2021
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    Largely written in the solitude of lockdown, the Northampton rapper's second album sees him reckon with childhood, adulthood, shame, defiance and regret
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  2. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Rapper explores the nuance often lost around cancel culture
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    A multi-faceted and mature second album from an artist that a lot of people wrongly assumed could only work in one narrow lane
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  4. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The emerging artist offers his own unique stories of perseverance during frustrating times
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  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A many-sided gem. There’s a lot to take in on this album of two halves
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Despite the rowdy noise of TYRON's first seven tracks, it's the gentler songs on the second half that genuinely highlight Slowthai's voice

  7. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    As with his previous release, slowthai’s sound consists of a melting pot of genres to create a collage that is distinctly his own
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    A remarkably efficient job of reclaiming his own narrative
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    While slowthai has always been praised for his honesty, he reveals more of himself on Tyron than before, and it's equally as compelling as the sharp social commentary of his debut
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  10. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    TYRON is a move away from the raw production style as the beats and other instrumentals here are much more refined and polished
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  11. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    The most transparent approach to date
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    This otherwise excellent album is let down by excessive solipsism
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  13. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    On TYRON, slowthai sounds more together and present than ever
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  14. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Tyron unpacks its creator's complex character, flaws bravely to the fore. Print edition only

  15. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    slowthai’s self-titled sophomore album, TYRON is an exciting follow-up project whose bifurcated structure encapsulates the duality of slowthai’s effervescent rap persona and the evolving interiority of Tyron Frampton
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  16. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    The UK rapper’s first album since his disastrous appearance at last year’s NME Awards is split between welcome introspection and all-caps boasting. It’s a refreshingly candid self-assessment
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  17. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The UK rapper’s second album is all about new beginnings.
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  18. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Even though he’s placed himself as the centre of attention this time around, there is still plenty of societal commentary to be gleaned from his autobiographical missives – and it’s no less urgent or energising
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  19. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's when Slowthai turns the lens inward on the soulful "NHS" and loved-up "Feel Away" - featuring James Blake and Mount Kimbie - that he proves himself something of an original. Print edition only

  20. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Musically, lyrically and conceptually, it’s a strong comeback for Slowthai. Which is all you can ask of a second album, really
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  21. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    It’s a far from perfect album but it’s a statement of intent, an outpouring of emotion from someone willing to lay themselves bare in a time they felt the need to reflect and to heal
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  22. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Ultimately, the dichotomy TYRON creates feels forced, but there are enough moments here to remind us why slowthai is one of the most intriguing artists in the UK today
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  23. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The Northampton-born rapper keeps the energy high throughout the two sets of his second LP, but too often puts his authentic self in the hands of its guest stars
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  24. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The two sides to slowthai are explored on TYRON, allowing him time for some much-needed self-reflection after a turbulent year
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  25. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A compelling return that ultimately falters under its own weight
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  26. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s a clear attempt to deliver a more mature, varied work than Nothing Great About Britain, and in that it succeeds
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  27. 5.5 |   Under The Radar

    There is no escaping the fact that this album feels clumsy and disjointe
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  28. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    By dividing the British brute and the forlorn youth, slowthai spreads himself too thin
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  29. 4.0 |   The FT

    The rapper’s new album attempts to show different aspects of his personality but is let down by scrappy songwriting
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