Tyler, the Creator - Goblin
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Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #391 / 907
User Score
Based on 322 ratings
2011 Ratings: #198
May 10, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

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.

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
Tyler continues with the story he has been crafting since 2009, its a good concept, but I don't know how to feel about this

Goblin: 10/10
Yonkers: 10/10
Radicals: 10/10
She (Ft. Frank Ocean): 10/10
Transylvania: 8/10
Nightmare: 6/10
Tron Cat: 8/10
Her: 6/10
Sandwitches (Ft. Hodgy): 5/10
Fish: 4/10
Analog (Ft. Hodgy): 6/10
B.S.D (Ft. Jasper & Taco): 0/10 literally what the fuck
AU79: 5/10
Golden: 8/10

TOTAL: 64, Its difficult to listen, and thanks to BSD this things goes to 60
MinatoArisato
70
Tyler's major label solo debut is a rather controversial one. In many ways Goblin reminds me of early Eminem recods, It's aggressive and thrives on crude humor and shock value. Tyler's lyrics don't really bother me that much, they're quite entertaining with how hyperbolically violent they are even if it does feel maybe a bit to edgy at times. Other than that his delivery here is pretty good and his production is rather superb on some of these tracks. The beats are stripped down and basic but ... read more
ItsJustArcherr
70
It's not that bad...
Praesent
59
This album starts off so strongly, but the second half is just... poopoo peepee not very good
Atrocityblubber
56
I honestly have no idea how to feel about this album i mean its one of those albums that i loved when i was getting into Tyke but know i know why people don't like this album
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#35/DIY
#48/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. Goblin 
  2. Yonkers 
  3. Radicals 
  4. She (feat. Frank Ocean) 
  5. Transylvania 
  6. Nightmare 
  7. Tron Cat 
  8. Her 
  9. Sandwitches (feat. Hodgy Beats) 
  10. Fish / Boppin Bitch 
  11. Analog (feat. Hodgy Beats) 
  12. Bitch Suck Dick (feat. Jasper Dolphin & Taco) 
  13. Window (feat. Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats & Mike G) 
  14. AU79 
  15. Golden 
  16. Burger (feat. Hodgy Beats) [Bonus Track] 
  17. Untitled 63 [Bonus Track] 
  18. Steak Sauce [Bonus Track]
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