Album: Tyler, the Creator, Wolf (Columbia/Odd Future)

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Any idea that the furore about his homophobic and misogynist lyrics might have chastened him evaporates within the first few seconds of his third album.

Over MOR piano chords, he gleefully sings "I think you are a fucking fag". Which hasn't stopped his bisexual colleague Frank Ocean from guesting. Wolf's mix of retro soul, moody synths and backwards beats doesn't add up to his masterpiece, but the fan-stalker narrative "Colossus/The Bridge of Love" is his own "Stan".