Goblin by Tyler, The Creator

Ah, Tyler, The Creator's debut album. This was all the rage when I was at six form - what a throwback. Before he explored LGBT themes on 'Flower Boy', he was being purposely offensive to everyone instead. Taking influence from everyone from Eminem to Gravediggaz, Tyler mixes hardcore rhymes with bouncy, left-field beats. It's impressive that he produced everything here himself at such an early age and rose to fame with little to no help from labels. 'Goblin' features the classic single 'Yonkers'.

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Goblin by Tyler, The Creator
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4/10 Clinton 06 May 2011

There's so much shit in the world right now that the last thing we all need is another rapper whining on, even by hip hop standards this bloke is not a happy bunny. The lyrics are a stream of unrelenting, self absorbed, self obsessed misery. By the end of the first track alone you find out he spends his time jerking off in his grandmas house, has considered suicide, needs counselling, didn't do well at college on top of that he calls people faggots but is definitely NOT homophobic. On the plus side he did make some money once but wasn't sure what to spend it on. Track 3 sounds like he's in the middle of a war zone, which is probably where he should be sent so he can get perspective on life. Strangely, for a man so down on himself he's rather good at music and this album is nothing if not original with some remarkable musical moments. But for someone who called his previous album 'Bastard' and has "no problems smacking a bitch" unless this is one big fat elaborate joke i'm going to move on to the next record without further comment.

5/10 Brian

Highly inventive at times but a bit 'rapey' & very nasty lyrically at numerous junctures....


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