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Tyler, The Creator Raises His Game on ‘Cherry Bomb’

Tyler, The Creator’s career has firm roots in shock value. His third studio album Cherry Bomb fell right in step this month, with a surprise early release on April 12. His Coachella performance the same weekend served to hype the project, which was already tangibly buzzing thanks in part to the Kanye West, Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q and Pharrell features. The hour-long album is produced entirely by Tyler, which becomes increasingly obvious as the instrumentals mirror the ADHD persona that’s helped win him his cult-like following. Cherry Bomb plays like a disheveled homage to N.E.R.D., with some Yeezus peppered in for ...

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