Goblin (álbum)

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album de estudio de Tyler, The Creator
Publicación 10 de mayo 2011
Género(s) Alternative hip hop[1]
Duración 73:49
Discográfica XL
Cronología de Tyler, The Creator



Sencillos de Goblin
  1. Sandwitches
    Publicado: 8 de octubre de 2010
  2. Yonkers
    Publicado: 14 de febrero de 2011
  3. She
    Publicado: 3 de junio de 2011
  4. Bitch Suck Dick
    Publicado: 11 de octubre 2011

Goblin es el segundo álbum de estudio de Tyler, The Creator. Fue lanzado el 10 de mayo del 2011 por XL Recordings.la producción del álbum provino al menos casi toda por el mismo Tyler.

The album was preceded by singles "Sandwitches", featuring Hodgy Beats, and "Yonkers", the latter of which is considered responsible for garnering the significant internet and industry buzz surrounding the OFWGKTA group at the time of the album's release. Upon release, Goblin received generally positive reviews from music critics.[2]

Background and release[editar]

El 8 de octubre de 2010, Tyler and Hodgy lanzó "Sandwitches" on Odd Future's official website for free, saying it was not going to be on any albums. On February 10, 2011, Tyler released the music video for the first single, "Yonkers", from the album. An extended version with an extra verse was later released on iTunes four days later, along with an extended version of the previously released track "Sandwitches". On February 16, Tyler and Hodgy performed "Sandwitches" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, making it the first television appearance for any Odd Future member.

One month later, on March 16, 2011, Tyler and Hodgy performed the tracks "Yonkers" and "Sandwitches" on the mtvU Woodie Awards with the rest of Odd Future. On that same day, a preview of "Tron Cat" was released online as promotion for the album.

Also in March, the album cover was posted online featuring a colored picture of Buffalo Bill when he was 19, and it was featured as a backdrop for Tyler's MTV performance. On March 24, Tyler posted the track list on his Twitter, and the track "Sandwitches" was to be included on the album. In March and April, pre-orders were released on Amazon for the standard and deluxe editions, respectively. Pre-orders for both versions were then released on iTunes on April 15.

On April 21, Tyler posted several pictures from the filming of a new music video, followed by an announcement that the video is finished on the next day. On April 22, Tyler released a promo video involving himself portraying a character named Thurnis Haley who is a golfer.[3][4]​ A second and third promo was released several days later. On April 28, Tron Cat was leaked online. On April 30, snippets of the album appeared on Amazon. On May 3, Tyler and Hodgy performed "Sandwitches" and "Analog" on BBC, along with them performing "65" off of the upcoming MellowHype album.

The third single to be released from the album was "She" featuring Frank Ocean.[5]​ On May 9, 2011, Tyler posted a picture of a TV screen on his Twitter, with the caption "She". The music video for "She" was released June 3, 2011.

The album's fourth single was announced to be "Bitch Suck Dick", featuring Jasper Dolphin & Taco. The music video was released at 5pm Western Time/8pm Eastern Time on October 11, 2011.[6]

Tyler has said that the album was supposed to feature the song "Llama" featuring Earl Sweatshirt, however, it was removed due to his mother not giving Tyler permission to use his vocals. He has also said that it may, however, be included on his third studio album Wolf.[7]

Goblin was also released as a deluxe edition with alternate artwork and packaging, a poster, lyrics, and a second disc containing three bonus tracks. Tyler released the deluxe of the album on his Flickr on April 4, 2011.[8]



"Sandwitches", featuring vocals from Hodgy Beats, is a violent song with Tyler's verse talking about killing those more fortunate than him, with Hodgy's verse discussing how he feels that all religious people, particularly Christians, are hypocritical, with him naming his mother as a leading example. "Sandwitches" was the first official song to be released as a single for the album.


The second track on the album is "Yonkers", the album's second, and most successful, single, which was the song that brought about Tyler's mainstream popularity. The song revolves around a repetitive 2 note bassline and distorted drum sounds. In addition he is talking to Dr. TC (who is his conscience) while fighting his alter ego which is Wolf Haley, contradicting every line with the verse after, such as; "Green paper, gold teeth, and pregnant gold retrievers (a bitch) all I want" then follows up with "Fuck money, diamonds and bitches don't need 'em'" The song had slight controversy surrounding it due to a violent diss to rapper B.o.B and singers Hayley Williams (of Paramore) and Bruno Mars. The controversial lyrics were "(What do you think of Hayley Williams?) Fuck her, Wolf Haley robbing 'em/ I'll crash that fucking airplane that that faggot nigga B.o.B is in/ and stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus/ and wont stop until the cops come in".[9]​ The song also gained praise from acclaimed rappers such as Kanye West.[10]​ At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the "Yonkers" video won Tyler the Best New Artist award. The clip was also nominated for Video of the Year; however, it lost to the video of Katy Perry's "Firework".


The fourth track, "She", features Frank Ocean, who performs the first verse and chorus. In the song, Tyler talks about spying on the girl that he loves and about necrophilia, with Tyler wanting to "drag [her] lifeless body to the forest" and to want to then "fornicate with it". The song was the album's third single.

Bitch Suck Dick[editar]

"Bitch Suck Dick", featuring Jasper Dolphin and Taco, is a comedy song about abusing women and making them give them oral sex, as well as forcing them to do things such as massage their shoulders and wash their dishes. At the end of the song, Tyler tells Jasper and Taco that he loves them and then shoots them. The song was released as the album's fourth single on October 11, 2011.



The album debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 45,000 copies in the United States.[11]​ On the week of August 28, 2011 Goblin climbed up ninety-two spots on the Billboard 200. Earlier that month the album nearly left the charts, before winning MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist.[12]

Critical response[editar]

Calificaciones profesionales
Fuente Calificación
Allmusic 3.5/5 estrellas[1]
LA Times 2/4 estrellas[13]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[14]
HipHopDX 4/5 estrellas[15]
Now Magazine 2/5 estrellas[16]
The Source (magazine) 4/5 estrellas[17]
PopMatters (8/10)[18]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 estrellas[19]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 estrellas[20]
Spin (8/10)[21]

Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73, based on 36 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews."[22]​ Jon Dolan from Rolling Stone awarded Goblin 3 and a half, out of 5 stars, complimenting the album's "lush, left-field R&B-tinged tracks" along with its "early-Eminem evil" lyrics.[23]​ David Jeffries of Allmusic.com also gave it 3 and a half, out of 5 stars, commenting that "Tyler’s production is as attractive as ever, contrasting his disgusting rhymes and gruff voice with subdued, sometimes serene beats that echo and creep."[24]Slant Magazine critic Huw Jones, awarded the album a 4 and a half, out of 5 star rating, praising it's production and stating that "Goblin could well be one of the decade's most significant releases...a masterpiece for those capable of stomaching it."[25]

Although reviewers like Jen Long from the BBC enjoyed Tyler's lyrical "run of shock tactics reminiscent of Eminem",[26]​ many strongly criticized the similarity. Joshua Errett of Now Magazine Canada, said that someone should have informed Tyler that "Eminem already did this 15 years ago", giving Goblin 2 out of 5 stars.[16]​ Randal Roberts from the LA Times commented that the album just "presses the same button that Elvis, Johnny Rotten, Chuck D and Eminem did" and after "about 50 minutes you just want Tyler, the Creator to shut the hell up", giving it 2 out of 4 stars.[13]

Lista de canciones[editar]

All songs produced by Tyler, The Creator (T. Okonma) except where noted.

N.º Título Escritor(es) Duración
1. «Goblin» Tyler Okonma 6:48
2. «Yonkers» T. Okonma, 4:11
3. «Radicals» (featuring Syd Tha Kid) T. Okonma 7:18
4. «She» (featuring Frank Ocean) T. Okonma, Christopher Breaux 4:13
5. «Transylvania» (produced by Left Brain) T. Okonma, Vyron Turner 3:12
6. «Nightmare» T. Okonma 5:22
7. «Tron Cat» T. Okonma 4:15
8. «Her» T. Okonma, 3:31
9. «Sandwitches» (featuring Hodgy Beats) T. Okonma, Gerard Long 4:51
10. «Fish / Boppin' Bitch» T. Okonma, C. Breaux* 6:19
11. «Analog» (featuring Hodgy Beats) T. Okonma, G. Long 2:54
12. «Bitch Suck Dick» (featuring Jasper Dolphin & Taco) T. Okonma, Davon Wilson, Travis Bennett 3:36
13. «Window» (featuring Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Mike G and Frank Ocean) T. Okonma, Domonique Cole, C. Breaux, G. Long, Mike Griffin II 8:00
14. «AU79» (Instrumental) T. Okonma 3:40
15. «Golden» T. Okonma 5:43
N.º Título Escritor(es) Producer(s) Duración
1. «Burger» (featuring Hodgy Beats) T. Okonma, G. Long Tyler, The Creator 3:49
2. «Untitled 63» (Instrumental) T. Okonma Tyler, The Creator 1:06
3. «Steak Sauce» T. Okonma Tyler, The Creator 3:22
  • "Boppin' Bitch" is a hidden track at the end of "Fish" and is only listed on the track listing inside the album booklet.
  • Frank Ocean (C. Breaux) is uncredited as a writer on "Fish/Boppin' Bitch".


  • Tyler, the Creator (credited as Wolf Haley)executive producer
  • Left Brain – production on traсk 5
  • Syd the Kyd – mixing, additional vocals on tracks 3, 7, 10, and 15
  • Taco – additional vocals on track 3 and 6
  • Frank Ocean – additional vocals on track 10
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner – mastering


Charts semanales[editar]

Chart (2011)[27] Peak
UK Albums Chart[28] 21
UK R&B Albums Chart[29] 35
Canadian Albums Chart[30] 16
US Billboard 200 5
US Digital Albums 5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
US Top Rap Albums 1
US Independent Albums 1


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  2. Plagenhoef, Scott Review: Goblin. Pitchfork Retrieved 11 May 2011.
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  5. «Twitter / Tyler, The Creator». Twitter.com. Consultado el 28 de abril de 2011. 
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  8. Haley, Tyler. «GOBLIN | Flickr - Photo Sharing!». Flickr. Consultado el 28 de abril de 2011. 
  9. Tyler the Creator - Yonkers Lyrics | Rap Genius
  10. «Kanye West Says "Yonkers" is the Video of 2011». Consultado el 7 de mayo de 2011. 
  11. Caulfield, Keith (18 de mayo de 2011). «Lonely Island Sets Sail at No. 3 on Billboard 200, Adele Still No. 1». Billboard. Consultado el 18 de mayo de 2011. 
  12. Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/28/2011
  13. a b Randal Roberts review, LA Times(latimes.com)[1] Retrieved 2012-02-27
  14. Wete, Brad Review: Goblin. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 11 May 2011.
  15. Review by Sean Ryon, HipHopDX [2] Retrieved 2012-02-29
  16. a b Review by Joshua Erret, Now Magazine Canada(nowtoronto.com)[3] Retrieved 2012-02-27
  17. Kazeem Famuyide review of Goblin for the Source Magazine(thesource.com)[4] Retrieved 2012-02-28
  18. Feldman, Max. «Tyler, The Creator: Goblin». Popmatters.com. Consultado el 17 de agosto de 2011. 
  19. By Jon Dolan (10 de mayo de 2011). «Goblin by Tyler, the Creator | Rolling Stone Music | Music Reviews». Rollingstone.com. Consultado el 17 de agosto de 2011. 
  20. Jones, Huw Review: Goblin. Slant Magazine. Retrieved on 9 May 2011.
  21. Martins, Chris Review: Goblin. Spin Magazine. Retrieved on 9 May 2011.
  22. «Goblin Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic». Metacritic.com. Consultado el 17 de agosto de 2011. 
  23. Review by Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone (Rollingstone.com )[5] Retrieved 2012-02-27
  24. Review by David Jeffries of Allmusic.com [6] Retrieved 2012-02-27
  25. Review by Huw Jones of Slant Mgazine(slantmagazine.com)[7] Retrieved 2012-02-27
  26. Review by Jen Long of BBC(BBC.com)[8] Retrieved 2012-02-27
  27. http://www.billboard.com/#/album/tyler-the-creator/goblin/1499597
  28. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/3/2011-05-21/
  29. «Copia archivada». Archivado desde el original el 16 de octubre de 2011. Consultado el 16 de febrero de 2012. 
  30. Error en la cita: Etiqueta <ref> inválida; no se ha definido el contenido de las referencias llamadas canjam