Bryson Tiller “A N N I V E R S A R Y” Album Review

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The album cover for “Anniversary” mirrors the album cover for Bryson Tiller’s 2015 release, “Trapsoul”

Azwad Ahmed, Editor

 After 3 long years, Bryson Tiller has finally released his 3rd studio album,  “A N N I V E R S A R Y”. Tiller releases the album after releasing two singles in 2020 called “Inhale” and “Always Forever”. “A N N I V E R S A R Y” comes after Tiller’s last two albums “T R A P S O U L” and “True to Self” both charted on the Billboard 200. 

 This album channels the sound of Tiller’s first album “T R A P S O U L”, mixing the sound of R&B and Trap music. 

 The album has been out for a week now, and I’ve given it a good 4 listens. I personally feel that Tiller set the bar way too high for himself with his first album. After 3 years of working on this album, fans expected this album to be his best one to date, but for me personally, I rank this album last out of his 3 releases. The album itself is not terrible at all. With the sing-rap style, heavenly harmonies, and the only feature on the album coming from Drake, the project has many amazing moments. This album in my opinion is a 7 out of 10. 

 Bryson Tiller is an artist who is haunted by his previous success. Not to say that it’s a bad thing, but fans and critics alike expect an artist to get better with every release.

 Overall, this album is amazing as a standalone body of work but is overshadowed by its predecessors. None of the songs “A N N I V E R S A R Y” are bad whatsoever. I believe that every song has its own time and setting to be played. Only time will tell how this album ages in the eyes of the public. 

 After listening to this album a few times here is my most played to least played list:

  1. Always Forever
  2. Outta Time (feat.Drake)
  3. I’m Ready For You
  4. Sorrows
  5. Things Change
  6. Years Go By
  7. Inhale
  8. Keep Doing What You’re Doing
  9. Next To You
  10. Timeless Interlude