Bastard (album)

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Bastard
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Studio album by Tyler, the Creator
Released December 25, 2009
Recorded 2007–09
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 55:50
Label Odd Future
Producer Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, the Creator chronology
Bastard
(2009)
Goblin
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork positive[1]
Cokemachineglow.com 3.2/5 stars[2]
Complex positive[3]

Bastard is the debut studio album[4][5] by American hip hop recording artist and Odd Future member Tyler, the Creator.[1] It was self-produced by Tyler, the Creator and was first released on December 25, 2009, by his own independently-incorporated Odd Future record label.[6][7]

Concept and content[edit]

This project features Tyler speaking to a character named Dr. TC, who acts as Tyler's therapist and guidance counselor. During the intro to the title track, Dr. TC hints at Tyler's second album, Goblin (2011), to be an additional session with him, stating that there would be three sessions. The songs "Odd Toddlers" and "Slow It Down" were previously released on The Odd Future Tape (2008). The chopped and screwed version, hosted by rapper and his label-mate Mike G, was released for free online.[8] On the one-year anniversary of the album's release, the song "Session" was updated, replacing Brandun DeShay's verse with one by Mike G, after Tyler had a falling out with DeShay. The project is now available on Odd Future's online music store with DeShay's vocals returning to the track. Tyler plans on re-releasing Bastard in a remastered physical form through Odd Future Records; however, since this announcement, nothing has materialised.[9]

Reception[edit]

Bastard received critical acclaim, and was ranked at number 32 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2010,[10] while the single "French!" was ranked at number 61 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 100 Tracks of 2010.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs produced by Tyler, the Creator.
No. Title Length
1. "Bastard"   6:09
2. "Seven"   3:29
3. "Odd Toddlers" (featuring Casey Veggies) 3:36
4. "French!" (featuring Hodgy Beats) 4:03
5. "Blow"   2:55
6. "Pigs Fly" (featuring Domo Genesis) 3:35
7. "Parade"   2:23
8. "Slow it Down" (featuring Hodgy Beats) 3:08
9. "AssMilk" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt) 3:40
10. "VCR/Wheels"   3:28
11. "Session" (featuring Hodgy Beats & brandUn DeShay / Mike G) 3:35
12. "Sarah"   4:47
13. "Jack and the Beanstalk"   3:51
14. "Tina" (featuring Jasper Dolphin & Taco) 3:07
15. "Inglorious"   4:05
Notes
  • "Blow" contains additional vocals from Syd tha Kyd.
  • On December 25, 2010, one year after the album's initial release, it was re-released with brandUn DeShay's verse on "Session" replaced by a verse from Mike G. However, in 2012, the album was re-uploaded to the official Odd Future website with both DeShay and Mike G credited on the song.
  • "VCR" contains uncredited vocals from Earl Sweatshirt.
  • "Inglorious" contains uncredited vocals from Hodgy Beats.
Sample credits
  • The instrumental for "Odd Toddlers" is sampled from "Huit Octobre 1971" performed by French artist Cortex.
  • "Jack and the Beanstalk" contains a vocal sample from "What More Can I Say" performed by Jay-Z.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (2011-03-14). "Articles: Odd Future Mixtapes | Features". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  2. ^ Marsh, Calum (2010-10-08). "Tyler, the Creator: Bastard (Self-released; 2010)". Cokemachineglow.com. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ernest (2013-03-11). "The 50 Best Rapper Mixtapes". Complex. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  4. ^ https://www.discogs.com/TylerCreator-Bastard/release/6082692
  5. ^ https://www.discogs.com/artist/1967268-Tyler-The-Creator
  6. ^ "OFWGKTA: Tyler Creator – BASTARD". Oddfuture.tumblr.com. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Cakes & Brains: Tyler, The Creator Presents:BASTARD". Cakesandbrains.blogspot.com. 2009-12-25. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  8. ^ "The Odd Future Wolf Gang Bible «". Sibatmedia.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  9. ^ wolfhaley. "will BASTARD ever be physically re-released? | Formspring". Formspring.me. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  10. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2010". Pitchfork. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  11. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Pitchfork. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2011-03-19.