Tyler, The Creator
the guys (& gal) of odd future wolf gang kill them all might have been around before 2010, but it was that year when then the west coast collective broke through. & they utilized all the hype & acclaim to their advantage by earning shows in new york city & london. they also all remained in the studio, crafting follow-up projects like tyler, the creator's ‘goblin’. a follow-up to previous effort ‘bastard’, this is another hugely impressive record of experimental insanity, with tyler’s gritty, disjointed beats providing an aptly murky backing to his foul-mouthed musings. although he’s clearly out to shock, this is still a hugely intelligent & forward thinking record which, considering the current climate of hip hop, is a very welcome thing indeed. approach with caution if easily offended!