Cherry Bomb Review
By Kyle Pinaro
The once unstoppable force of Odd Future has subsequently died down in the last year and a half, leaving everybody to wonder what happened? Tyler, The Creator, the group’s front man of sorts, has put out three moderately solid albums all intersecting in story lines and all varying sonically. But how does Cherry Bomb sound in comparison?
Wow. Well there really isn’t much to say about Cherry Bomb because it’s utter garbage. Admittedly somewhat excited for this album, I was let down tremendously by a collection of songs that not only feel incoherent and stupid but sound incoherent and stupid. The project lacks the one thing Tyler’s project had going for it and that’s direction, mostly importantly thematic direction. All the songs are a mish mosh of noises and complete chaos, intersecting with Tyler’s raps that make absolute no sense and have no rhyme scheme with multiple derivatives of the F word. Sonically this project breaks new ground for the OF de facto leader, but it’s not for the better. The tone is all over the place and there’s absolutely nothing even remotely appealing about this album.
This project has LITERALLY one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard in my entire life, and that’s found on the title track “Cherry Bomb.” Starting off as a hard hitting drum kick over and over for 40 seconds until it sounds like somebody dropped all the pots, pans, and silver ware in the kitchen and looped it, thus making the lyrics inaudible. Another issue with this LP is that the mixing and mastering are awfully done. Many times background noises on the beats were too loud therefore making the lines muffled and taking the listener out of the song. It feels like you’re trying to focus on what someone’s saying from a distance while someone else screams in your ear.
The only shred of positivity this album has going for it is the Kanye West and Lil Wayne feature on the track “Smuckers.” The beat is somewhat okay and it’s nice to see Kanye and Wayne together on a track for the first time in 5 ½ years. But sadly this album is bad. Really bad. Probably one of the worst albums I’ve ever heard, which is sad to say considering I was a Tyler, The Creator fan. Avoid this like the plague.
0 out of 5 stars