Review ‘Goblin’ by Tyler, The Creator

One of the most controversial rappers has been at it again with his new album “Goblin”. With his almost poetic style, as well as dual personalities while rapping, he has become quite popular this year. He appeared on Jimmy Fallon performing his song “Sandwitches” with The Roots as well as fellow Odd Future member Hodgy Beats, a sign that his music is reaching people.

Tyler, The Creator is the ringleader for the alternative rap collective, Odd Future, which includes members, Frank Ocean, Jasper Dolphin, Taco, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt.

This album was a bit of a worry for me at first, because when he released the lead single “Yonkers” a few of his lines got fellow musicians pretty disgusted with him (among these are Haley Williams, Bruno Mars, Tegan & Sara and B.o.B). I was expecting him to watch himself more carefully, but instead he just openly fought back and probably made his lyrics even more harsh.

The album itself is the second of three albums to be Tyler’s therapy sessions with one of his many persona’s, Dr. TC. The album contains the usual dark and menacing beats, lyrics about Tyler’s problems and thoughts, and the schizophrenic rapping Tyler, The Creator fan’s have learned to love.


Song Highlights:


This is the intro song to the whole album,and probably my favorite on the album. The song starts off with Dr. TC telling Tyler that he doesn’t have the guts to do anything he says in his songs, and no one believes he is really insane. Tyler responds angrily firing away, mentioning all the issues in his life, over a a deep beat with a somber and haunting piano.



This song begins with Tyler telling the listener to not do anything he says in the song, and if someone does it’s not his fault. Quickly clav synth swells and raw drumbeats fill the song. The lyrics almost sound like the subliminal message in a backwards song. If you’re easily offended or creeped out, do not listen to this song.



This song contains Odd Future member Frank Ocean (also performed with Kanye West & Jay-Z on the songs “No Church In The Wild” and “Made In America”) singing the chorus. At first it sounded like a love song, which is not a normal Tyler, The Creator song, but quickly the chorus changes the view. Frank Ocean sings lines about how Tyler is stalking this girl that the song is about. Besides the fact that you might be checking your window in paranoia after listening to the song, it’s probably one of my favorite’s on the album.



Rating: 9.6 out of 10