- Record Label: XL
- Release Date: May 10, 2011
- Summary: XL Recordings signed the founding member of the hip-hop group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All for a one-album deal to release his second solo effort.
- Record Label: XL
- Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Underground Rap, Hardcore Rap
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|Wolf Haley, Golf Wang I'm a fucking walking paradox No I'm not threesomes with a fucking triceratops Reptar, rapping as I'm mocking deaf rock...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 25 out of 37
Mixed: 11 out of 37
Negative: 1 out of 37
May 16, 2011Too bad Kanye--who's also a fan--already used the title last fall, because Goblin is one Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
May 12, 2011Tyler, the Creator still achieves an engrossing dystopian vision of Hip Hop that refuses to compromise to what fans and industry critics demand of him.
Sep 20, 2011This 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.
May 10, 2011If Tyler's lyrics are early-Eminem evil, his offhandedly lush, left-field R&B-tinged tracks are like strips of light sneaking through the cracks of a lunatic's drawn blinds.
Aug 4, 2011At first listen, you'll think this album is a disappointment and didn't live up to the hype. And maybe it didn't, but this isn't Bastard--it's an album with a much deeper theme and message, with just enough blood-thirsty lines and misogyny to hold the kids over.
The WireAug 17, 2011It'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]
May 10, 2011Goblin is the messy schizoid splatter painting of the child we've raised and ruined, and it's coherent only as a hopeless plea for us to expect nothing from him again.
Positive: 35 out of 47
Mixed: 6 out of 47
Negative: 6 out of 47
Oct 29, 2011A creation of pure genius. If you listen to the lyrics and the message Tyler sends, it is not for the weak, but it is a strong messageA creation of pure genius. If you listen to the lyrics and the message Tyler sends, it is not for the weak, but it is a strong message opposing government, injustice, and the common word.… Expand
Aug 22, 2014Must be understood in the context of Tyler's musical inspiration, such as surrealist rapper MF DOOM, who puts himself into absurd situations -Must be understood in the context of Tyler's musical inspiration, such as surrealist rapper MF DOOM, who puts himself into absurd situations - only Tyler does the same with intentional meaning. Look beyond whatever potential so-called "shock value" there is.… Expand
Jul 22, 2011One of the best album of the year. Underground hip hop music is always the best hip hop and Tyler proves that. This album is on of the bestOne of the best album of the year. Underground hip hop music is always the best hip hop and Tyler proves that. This album is on of the best hip hop album in a while and one of the best abums of the year. EVery track on the album is something special. Other people may argue that there is too much profanity in this album and other may get offending by this album . This album isn't for people that is uptight if you not up tight then you could give this album a shot . If you are very religion pleas don't listen to this album because he take a lot of shot at god. Tyler the creator is a very good producer one of the best producer and director. The song Yonker is a very brilliant song and video. Most of the songs on the album is Hardcore Rap and Alternative Hip Hop. If you love hip hop music then i don't see o you cant love this album. I love the style of this album. Some of the songs seem like a movie. The songs tell stories. This is a album to get. I think hip hop fans and also fans of good music should give this artist a chance , maybe you will love it. I heard one song and i started to love this artist. OFWGKTA has a bright future ahead of them.… Expand
Oct 28, 2011You have to listen to this a few times to figure out the true genius in the album. It plays out like an amazing horror movie, with amazingYou have to listen to this a few times to figure out the true genius in the album. It plays out like an amazing horror movie, with amazing lyricism, but some sketchy spots keeps it slightly down.… Expand
Apr 8, 2022This album is a logical continuation of Bastard album with better instrumentals and bits. You can listen that in 2022 and think it was madeThis album is a logical continuation of Bastard album with better instrumentals and bits. You can listen that in 2022 and think it was made several years ago… Expand
Sep 4, 2011This album is creative and original, but not better than his first album, Bastard. Bastard wasn't as personal, it was more of fantasies andThis album is creative and original, but not better than his first album, Bastard. Bastard wasn't as personal, it was more of fantasies and storytelling. Goblin was more personal, but it was still a good album. Au79 shows how Tyler is talented at producing. Yonkers is a gem along with She where Frank Ocean raps and sings, the man is awesome. Nightmare started off good but ended with the typical **** you" statements. Radials though was very different and awesome. Transylvania was creative with Dracula's sexual point-of-view. Sandwitches was a great "don't give a **** track and the rest were descent.… Expand
Aug 25, 2022Arrogance is the name of the game here and this record overflows with it. It's angry ,misogynistic and frustrating. It poses as anarchist andArrogance is the name of the game here and this record overflows with it. It's angry ,misogynistic and frustrating. It poses as anarchist and political when in fact it's just an edgelords attempt to set themselves apart from the crowd as misanthropic skater kid.… Expand
Awards & Rankings
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|Live and Dangerous [Super Deluxe Edition] - Thin Lizzy|
|Desire, I Want To Turn into You - Caroline Polachek|
|Divine Symmetry: The Journey to Hunky Dory [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|Travel - The Necks|
|Live at the Whisky 1977 [Box Set] - Cheap Trick|
|S.O.S. - SZA|
|Manzanita - Shana Cleveland|
|False Lankum - Lankum|
|Live at the Fillmore, 1997 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers|
|12 - Ryuichi Sakamoto|
|Angel Numbers - Hamish Hawk|
|Angels & Queens, Pt. 1 - Gabriels|
|The Hypnogogue - The Church|
|King's Disease III - Nas|
|Indigo - RM|
|YTILAER - Bill Callahan|
|Congregation - Witch Fever|
|The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17: Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions 1996-1997 - Bob Dylan|
|And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow - Weyes Blood|