‘The Estate Sale’ brings satisfying end to an era

Tyler, The Creator releases deluxe edition of award-winning album

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor

On June 25, 2021, Tyler, The Creator released his second Grammy-award-winning album, “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” (CMIYGL). After receiving critical acclaim, headlining Austin City Limits and touring across North America and Europe, fans were left entranced by the aesthetic Tyler brought. Nearly two years after the initial release of CMIYGL, Tyler released a deluxe edition named “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale” on March 31, 2023. 

The original version of CMIYGL has a runtime of 52 minutes and 50 seconds with 16 tracks in total, while “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale” boosts the runtime to one hour and 17 minutes with 24 tracks in total. The new tracks included on the album are as follows: “EVERYTHING MUST GO,” “STUNTMAN (feat. Vince Staples),” “WHAT A DAY,” “WHARF TALK (feat. A$AP Rocky),” “DOGTOOTH,” “BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND (2020 demo) (feat. YG)” and “SORRY NOT SORRY.” 

“EVERYTHING MUST GO” serves as an interlude to “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale.” The track focuses on Tyler and DJ Drama — the introductory narrator across most tracks on CMIYGL — as they reminisce about their success on the “CMIYGL” tour. It is the perfect introduction to “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale,” differentiating between the beginning and end of this musical era for Tyler.

“STUNTMAN (feat. Vince Staples)” gives a glimpse back to the energetic, hype side of “CMIYGL.” Being fairly similar to the tracks “LEMONHEAD (feat. 42. Dugg)” and “JUGGERNAUT (feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Williams)” through Tyler’s high-impact vocal delivery and the energy that he and his features bring. 

The tracks “WHAT A DAY,” “WHARF TALK (feat. A$AP Rocky),” “DOGTOOTH” and “BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND (2020 demo) (feat. YG)” perfectly represent the mellow side of the CMIYGL era as a whole. The tracks feel very similar and cohesive to those from the original release; this includes songs such as “MASSA” and “SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE (feat. Brent Faiyaz & Fana Hues).” 

“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale” ends with the most genuine and heartfelt track of the album, “SORRY NOT SORRY.” The track opens with DJ Drama yelling, “I’m sorry, I’m f—cking sorry,” before it leads to Tyler apologizing to important people in his life. The most striking apology comes from Tyler, saying, “Sorry to my old friends, the stories we could have wrote if our egos didn’t take the pen.” This refers to the former rap group Odd Future — with notable members being Tyler, Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis — fully known as “Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.” Odd Future broke up in 2015 after drama and touring seemingly tore the group apart. While they all publicly announced the group’s demise, much of the reasoning for the split was left unspoken.

The track is the perfect end to the era, standing as a heartfelt message to the listener and those in Tyler’s life. The track closes with DJ Drama saying, “We really mean it this time. I guarantee another era is upon us, so once again, we gone,” so we can hope for more from Tyler soon. 

“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale” serves as the perfect continuation of the last era. Each track perfectly fits the vibe of the original album and adds to Tyler’s emotional development through each track. The deluxe serves as a way to release some tracks that did not make it originally as well as to close out this period of Tyler’s life. With the era coming to an official end, I am only excited for what is next from Tyler, The Creator. 

“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale” is now streaming on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.