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Author: Cole Cuchna | Spotify

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The anatomy of an album. Named “Best Podcast of 2018” by The New York Times.

Each season host Cole Cuchna examines a single album, forensically dissecting the music and lyrics of one song per episode.

Currently dissecting Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator (Season 4).

Past seasons:
S3 - Blonde by Frank Ocean
S2 - MBDTF by Kanye West
S1 - To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
MS1 - Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
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Today’s special episode dissects Tyler, The Creator’s 2019 album IGOR. After a thorough dissection of the album’s narrative, we hypothesize about thematic and narrative connections between IGOR and Flower Boy.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
After a thorough recap of the album’s narrative, we draw some final conclusions about the themes of Flower Boy and dissect the album’s cover art and title. We then hear from you, the Dissect audience, sharing their biggest takeaways from the album.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.Stay in touch over the break by following @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Glitter”. It’s that Tyler’s album long journey culminates with him expressing how he feels to the love interest he’s been chasing throughout Flower Boy. But as we’ll discover, this beautiful moment comes with a twist ending.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “November.” In terms of the album’s narrative, “November” represents rock bottom, an emotional low point. But after a near death experience, Tyler is inspired to pull over his sports car and seize his moment.Purchase limited Season 4 merchandise at shop.dissectpodcast.com.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Limited Season 4 merchandise available at https://shop.dissectpodcast.com/store.Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “911/Mr Lonely”. Despite its upbeat tempo and danceability, “911/Mr Lonely” is in Tyler’s own words “the saddest song I’ve ever written.” Find out why through our line-by-line analysis.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “I Ain’t Got Time.” The isolation expressed on the previous song “Boredom” is too much for Tyler to handle. He regresses and gets back into his sports car, using ego and testosterone to mask the loneliness he feels within.  New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Boredom.” Still in the isolation of his garden shed, Tyler’s boredom reveals an underlying loneliness and aimlessness that triggers his unhealthy defense mechanisms. New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Visit spotify.com/promo/Dissect for 60 free days of Spotify Premium.Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the album’s centerpiece “Garden Shed.” In one of the greatest songs of our generation, Tyler acknowledges his attraction to men in the privacy of his garden shed.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
Our season long analysis of Flower Boy continues with the song “Pothole.” Tyler takes his mother’s advice to heart and examines the various “potholes” in his life that hinder his personal growth.New episodes of Dissect release every Tuesday. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect.Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
In this special BONUS episode, Cole talks to Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) about Tyler, The Creator's IGOR and where the album fits into Tyler's legacy. Then co-host of Watching The Throne Chris Lambert joins Cole for a song by song dissection of IGOR's narrative and the meaning behind the album's title.Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram. New episodes release every Tuesday.
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Comments (29)

smash the kyriarchy

again, generally appreciate and enjoy this season. at the same time, this episode is another classic example of a cishet man being out of his depth and unequipped to meaningfully dissect/unpack/deconstruct sexual orientation outside of heterosexuality. people can be bisexual - as in, the love interest maybe actually wants to be with the girl cuz... he likes her and is attracted to her? he could just not be out about being bisexual and the whole "take your mask off" would still apply.

Aug 20th
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smash the kyriarchy

cant help but cringe at two lightskinned cishet dudes attempting to deconstruct a black gay/bi/queer man's work. generally enjoyed season 4, but yall are not equipped to meaningfully unpack the themes of sexual orientation by sheer lack of lived experience. cant even name the LGBTQ community lol... apparently we are just "that community".

Aug 20th
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Xavier Doc Jenkins

Dig the analysts but the B in LGBT is not just a stepping stone.

Aug 12th
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Cassandra Collins

Xavier Doc Jenkins 🤔ok...

Aug 13th
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Kababiito Tracy

Never stop dissecting,you restore hope within me and many other people ❤️🙏🏾

Jul 28th
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Tiff

Also, the fact that it's ELTON JOHN that sings at the end!! Who also had a "shooting star" type of intro to the celebrity life. Who also drowned himself in drugs and alcohol and sex to escape his reality. Chilling

Jul 26th
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Owen Jenkins

Tiff agree

Jul 26th
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Paul Moulton

Great podcast with thoughtful commentary.

Jul 2nd
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Promaxius

This breakdown is phenomenal, and it makes me appreciate the album so much more than I already did.

Jun 18th
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Promaxius

Truly an inspiration to all. Kendrick Lamar asked, "When shit hits the fan, is you still a fan?" This absolutely applies to the tragedies that fell onto Lauryn Hill. She was and still is a visionary, and she deserves all the respect and love in the world.

Jun 14th
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Gavin Milligan

great conversation

May 24th
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Gavin Milligan

way to give everyone blue balls

Apr 12th
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Renee Zamora

Aaaah.... The Queen...Selah🙏🏾🙌🏿🙏🏽🙌🏿

Feb 23rd
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Ljsmom

Awesome podcast, could you plz dissect an Eminem album?

Jan 10th
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Jordanm

preach

Dec 31st
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🦑 suprising cameo character 🦑🏳️‍🌈

If you like music you need to hear this, it changes the way you consume music

Nov 25th
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🦑 suprising cameo character 🦑🏳️‍🌈

This episode was fantastic thank you!

Nov 25th
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Jason G.

Disect

Nov 24th
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Sgt. Rex Power Colt

Jason G. Disect

May 1st
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Tim Jordan

For those who "listen" to music rather than "hear" it, you will be hooked. This is the analysis you have been missing and in my opinion one of the highest quality podcasts available, period.

Nov 3rd
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Corry Hinckley

This is exactly the podcast I was dreaming of. Thanks for your efforts.

Oct 19th
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Carolyn Guandique

Incredible dis sect

Oct 8th
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Renee Zamora

I've been searching for a Podcast like this all my life! Thoroughly Satisfying 🙌🏿🙏🏾🙌🏽 w music and all its mercurial significances😊Thank-you

Sep 30th
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