Tyler, the Creator - Goblin
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2011 Ratings: #407 / 1009
User Score
2011 Ratings: #288
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
No Ripcord

This is mostly clever, intelligently designed rap, intended to give a greater conceptual sense than mere boasts and anecdotes, which is something too often unseen these days.

80
Pitchfork

What is here is more promise than delivery, yet it's still a game-changing record for indie hip-hop.

80
PopMatters

A massive spoonful of marvelous hip-hop medicine, of the most unnerving, hyperreal humour you may well ever hear.

73
Beats Per Minute

One thing Tyler can’t be accused of is a shortage of ideas, but the lack of quality control ends up being somewhat problematic.

60
Drowned in Sound

Cast its most unsavoury numbers aside, and Goblin’s a very listenable, very well realised album from an artist whose career is only getting started.

60
Consequence of Sound

Tyler’s attempts to repeatedly lionize his demons don’t land anywhere near the target of innovation or originality that he banks on.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

His approach may or may not be your bag, but the energy in his music, his performances, his general fuck-you attitude is infectious.

40
The Needle Drop
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BradTasteMusic
54

Great concept, horrible album. Soooo much filler. It’s mostly a parody of itself intentionally or not. It drags for soooooo long. I wish it was just a bit shorter. I don’t see myself coming back

The production is awful. It’s all shitty drums in mass reverb that creates a shitty cloud of low ends for Tyler to make every single song about the same thing. Seriously the amount of bars about masturbation... it’s an achievement.

My only enjoyment came from it being so bad ... read more

IvoBraga
68

i'm a fucking walking paradox...

NO I'M NOT

MothaOfMotha12
NR

GOBLINNNN, more more more like TRASH.. ... read more

bandruk
55

GAHBLIN

Tsaraja
82

This is one of the most flawed albums that I still unequivocally love.

Top Tracks: Yonkers, Radicals, She, Transylvania, Nightmare, Tron Cat, Her, Sandwitches, Analog, B.S.D., Window, AU79, Golden.

Worst Track: Fish, probably his worst song lol.

Diegocar17
35

Bro

Fav Tracks:

- Yonkers
- She
- Radicals

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Track List

1Goblin
6:48
64
2Yonkers
4:09
84
3Radicals
7:18
56
4She
4:13
83
5Transylvania
3:12
47
6Nightmare
5:22
64
7Tron Cat
4:13
69
8Her
3:31
55
9Sandwitches
4:51
feat. Hodgy
53
10Fish
6:19
44
11Analog
2:54
feat. Hodgy
61
12Bitch Suck Dick
3:36
34
13Window
8:00
53
14AU79
3:40
56
15Golden
5:43
63
Total Length: 1 hour, 13 minutes

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