• Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: May 10, 2011
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 134 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 134

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  1. May 27, 2011
    5
    Being shocking for the sake of being shocking, or being shocking because it "sounds cool" (Tyler's words), is the opposite of compelling. It's down right boring. Tyler and his cohorts in OFWGKTA are being compared to the likes of Wu Tang Clan and 2Pac. Those a very generous and lazy comparisons, considering Wu Tang and 2Pac actually had something to say. He's more akin to Insane ClownBeing shocking for the sake of being shocking, or being shocking because it "sounds cool" (Tyler's words), is the opposite of compelling. It's down right boring. Tyler and his cohorts in OFWGKTA are being compared to the likes of Wu Tang Clan and 2Pac. Those a very generous and lazy comparisons, considering Wu Tang and 2Pac actually had something to say. He's more akin to Insane Clown Posse. Except the music and rhymes are a bit better. Collapse
  2. Mar 12, 2012
    5
    As with most Odd Future releases (with the exception of EARL and Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, Ultra), Goblin is inconsistant, gimmicky, and really nothing special. The lazy production and horrorcore-esque lyrics go to show that being different for the sake of being different doesn't always equate to good music.
  3. Jun 14, 2013
    5
    When it's good, it's pretty good. When it's bad....yikes. The lows are too low for this thing to deserve any higher of a rating. Too often the beats are murky and sound like they were made by an amateur on some garbage computer program. In fact, this whole album just sounds like one long angry rant. Don't tell yourself it has a deeper intellectual meaning, because Tyler himself says inWhen it's good, it's pretty good. When it's bad....yikes. The lows are too low for this thing to deserve any higher of a rating. Too often the beats are murky and sound like they were made by an amateur on some garbage computer program. In fact, this whole album just sounds like one long angry rant. Don't tell yourself it has a deeper intellectual meaning, because Tyler himself says in interviews that it doesn't...he just likes to make music for shock value. It DOES have a few good tracks though for sure (Yonkers, Sandwitches, Analog). Bastard was better overall Expand
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    Irksome and intriguing, compelling and calculated, Goblin confounds at every turn. [Aug. 2011, p. 104]
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    This album then delivers anger, honesty and arrogance, all in sporadic scatter-gun fashion: the overriding feeling is confused, uncertain, often unreasonable, but ultimately well intentioned.
  3. Aug 17, 2011
    60
    It's a shame that the the young skate rat seems to be so caught up in his own hype, as beneath the bluster and amped-up angst, there is something interesting going on. [Jul 2011, p.54]