Goblin [Explicit]
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Goblin [Explicit]

May 9, 2011

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  Song Title
Goblin [Explicit]
Yonkers [Explicit]
Radicals [Explicit]
She (feat. Frank Ocean) [Explicit]
Transylvania [Explicit]
Nightmare [Explicit]
Tron Cat [Explicit]
Her [Explicit]
Sandwitches (feat. Hodgy Beats) [Explicit]
Fish [Explicit]
Analog (feat. Hodgy Beats) [Explicit]
B.S.D. (feat. Jasper Dolphin & Taco) [Explicit]
Window (feat. Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats & Mike G) [Explicit]
AU79 [Explicit]
Golden [Explicit]
Disc 2
Burger (feat. Hodgy Beats) [Explicit]
Untitled 63 [Explicit]
Steak Sauce [Explicit]

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 9, 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: XL
  • Copyright: 2011 Tyler, The Creator under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
  • Total Length: 1:22:06
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B004YMS732
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,250 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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60 of 84 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Golden Goblin May 10, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Tyler raps about hurting women. He loves paradoxes and spends a lot of his time with the mysterious Dr. TC. For the uninitiated, Tyler is the defacto leader of OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) and spends the majority of his time (especially nowadays) in the media's spotlight. This may be because he is only twenty years old, raps about raping and killing women and somehow, seems more charismatic than those twice his age. If anything, Tyler has finally created the album he's always wanted to hear.

Much like Eminem's public-service-announcement skits, Tyler opens with the aptly titled "Goblin," which on paper, could only be described as an extended skit that is backed by the progressive clinks of piano keys and the every-now-and then filmic-sounding strings of a digital/sampled orchestra. Put simply, it is all very cinematic-sounding. A nice start to the album. "Yonkers" features several odd samples and really, should be titled "Yonkers feat. Dr. TC" since he can be heard assisting Tyler throughout the entire track with his vocals (especially on the chorus.) This is a great example of what can be done with very little instrumentation and is probably the most popular track on the album. Frank Ocean makes an appearance on the track "She" which is heavily reminiscent of 90's R&B, though everything on the album sounds like it was infused with a dose of found-sounds. The hats and snare sound borderline tinny and stray from that surgical/clinical sound many high-production R&B tracks usually flaunt. "She" takes a nice break from the over-the-top energy of tracks like "Radicals" and "Yonkers" and sends us down to Mellow-ville for some much needed relaxation. This would be the slow dance song at an OFWGKTA concert.

"Transylvania" and "Nightmare" act like companion tracks.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I was waiting for this cd to come out for a while since I saw the Yonkers video. So I popped it in and loved it. It's different from all the trash that has been coming out in rap music where all they do nowadays is brag about themselves and try to make a club hit. This will really only be appreciated by people who are not easily offended, who like to listen to lyrics, and want something different. I think the whole cd played from start to finish is a good story of someone who is struggling to find himself and understand himself. The cd plays this story as basically himself talking to a shrink and the ending seems to be a nice setup for another album that will be a new chapter in the character's self-exploration. I hope to see more albums come out from the Odd Future crew. Give it a listen if you are ready for some fresh hip hop and/or are getting sick of listening to hip hop radio stations that play all the same type of songs about the luxuries of being rich.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goblin Vinyl Record Review January 12, 2014
By Mudd
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This review is about the quality of this record, not the music. If you're looking to buy this on vinyl, you probably already like what you've heard from Tyler.

The overall packaging of this record is outstanding. The sleeve itself has more of a matte fabric feel to it instead of that a glossy photo feel that most modern records have. Instead of normal white sleeves, the records themselves are housed in sort of pouch-sleeve that has photography on it. Custom stickers are used for the grooves instead of having the record label. These records are pressed on 120 or 140 gram vinyls (I can't tell because it doesn't feel flimsy like a modern 120 gram) and contain the sound very well. The levels on this record sounded good to me as I did not notice any clipping or distortion in the music. Whoever mastered these discs knew what they were doing. Also, the LP comes with a download code for a digital version of the album, so you can't complain there. It is worth noting that XL Records created the vinyl release of this, and all other records I have purchased from them are of equal or greater quality.

Overall, I would say that this record is fantastic. The sleeve is beautiful, the insert sleeves have photography on them, the pictures in the gatefold have a cool photograph look to them, the music plays well and you can download a digital version for free. From a record collector's perspective, this whole package feels like a very well put together, and at the low price of $17 plus shipping, you can't go wrong with this release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT!!! December 16, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a one of a kind album, not intended for the sensative or those who lack a sence of humor.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tyler, the Creator - Way more than shock value May 12, 2011
By Gobcom
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The concept behind Tyler the Creator's albums are more interesting than any artist I've listen to. Tyler's songs reference his tweets, videos he's in, and most of all: his life. The one thing that will stand out is that his music is personal, like it or not. In order to decide whether it is worth listening to, know that Tyler the Creator's albums' are complete works that need to be listen to in order, in their entirety. While both albums, Bastard and Goblin, have plenty of stand alone singles sprinkled in, Each track progresses and reveals more and more of the dark, murky, complex world that is Tyler the Creator (or Wolf Haley). Rather than go through each track and try to explain to you why each song is so great, I will highlight the last four tracks of the first CD.

Following the format of his first album, "BASTARD", there is a juvenile, misogynistic track that is intentionally poorly written toward the end of the album. Similar to "Tina" from "BASTARD", "BSD" is the comic relief. This is the end of the mix between singles and album continuum tracks. As Tyler said "Every song is like a movie to me, I want to go into detail." and he wasn't kidding. After this track comes Window, an 8 minute track which features quite a few stars in the OF gang. At the end (no spoilers) Tyler destroys his world, and he is sobbing. The end of this track is so heart wrenching and dark, it is borderline cinematic. At this point, personally, I almost can't go on listening. Tyler knows this, and follows this song with a smooth, feel good, melancholy instrumental. This is a perfect transition to the final track. While it sounds like it was made in Fruity Loops, this transition track adds depth to the album. This last track is the resolution, the climax "per se.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars notify the police
ha ha ha Tyler is a thug..this guy knows how to pump you up with vulgar language and witty punch lines. this foo has been killing it since he was a kid. Read more
Published 2 months ago by steven
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Creative.
A little dark, but I like the vibe. Favorite song on it is "She" with Frank Ocean. A little vulgar, not a problem if you don't mind that.
Published 5 months ago by Alexandria Boswell
5.0 out of 5 stars It's its own genre of rap; and an excellent one at that :)
Tyler's a boss and that goes for the rest of odd future. It's well worth the money. It's a very original flow and has very unique themes. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ziu
4.0 out of 5 stars Damaged upon arrival
The only issue i had with this product was when it came it was not in really good condition. There was a dent in the side of the album casing. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Raenisa
3.0 out of 5 stars Its OK
its ok i did like the poster but really thats it this album just gave me negative thoughts of myself .^( tyler seriosly did great on Wolf but this album is just 3 stars
Published 10 months ago by Brandom Haley
3.0 out of 5 stars ...
The songs i like on the album are great but more than half the album i could just skip through.. too many of the beats just sound too similiar not much variation.. Read more
Published 10 months ago by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Great second album.
This CD is different than the rest, in a good way. I listen to all different types of music and styles, and this one took me a few times of listening before I got into it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by G. Hodges
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Masterpiece
This album is for people who like something different. I have been a fan for two years and he is great if you can look past the vulgarity and listen to the message.
Published 12 months ago by Ryan Legates
1.0 out of 5 stars Geez - How did I get here?...terrible music
I'm not even sure how I got to this album...was just browsing the MP3 store on Amazon and ended up having my ears assaulted and punished by really low quality garbage. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Thorr
3.0 out of 5 stars NICE BUT FLAWED
SHE 3/5
HER 3. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nancy M. Lee
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