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Tyler, The Creator


Third album from LA hip hop rapper and producer Tyler Okonma

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  1. 10.0 |   State

    Goblin is not just clever, dark hip hop, but a story about an incredibly talented young man who struggles with teenage angst and seems hell bent on success, despite the little pleasure it seems to give him
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Goblin is the sound of a truly unique voice in music, one that is unapologetically dark and disturbed
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  3. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Queerly irresistible in the same way one idly stares at road kill, Goblin is a masterpiece for those capable of stomaching it
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  4. 8.5 |   BBC

    Goblin is old school for a new generation, a passion-fuelled breath of fresh air from the stale sea of radio friendly, over-produced and clichéd rap
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  5. 8.5 |   Prefix

    A swan dive into the solipsistic hell of its creator’s doubts, fears, hopes and dreams
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  6. 8.5 |   FasterLouder

    A resounding success. Goblin is a statement of intent from Tyler, proving that Bastard was no one off, and that his status as the most exciting young talent in the rap world is fully justified
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  7. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    One of the densest and most provocative statements that independent rap has produced in years
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  8. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    What is here is more promise than delivery, yet it's still a game-changing record for indie hip-hop
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  9. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A massive spoonful of marvelous hip-hop medicine, of the most unnerving, hyperreal humour you may well ever hear
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  10. 8.0 |   AU Review

    Throughout, shuddering electronic textures underpin the supple rhymes, the vocals providing an additional layer of hypnotic melody
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  11. 8.0 |   AU Review

    Throughout, shuddering electronic textures underpin the supple rhymes, the vocals providing an additional layer of hypnotic melody
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  12. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Most of the tracks have stark backings, piano and unusual snapped beats, over which his asthmatic croak layers contradictions
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  13. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    This is mostly clever, intelligently designed rap, intended to give a greater conceptual sense than mere boasts and anecdotes, which is something too often unseen these days
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  14. 7.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    A fascinatingly grotesque project that will gain recognition irrespective of what people think of it
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  15. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    To dismiss Tyler simply because of his political incorrectness would be a shame. His approach may or may not be interesting to you, but the energy in his music, his performances, his general attitude is infectious
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  16. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    Tyler’s gravelly, asthmatic delivery provides a unique medium of narration, drawing the listener into his warped, terrifying world
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  17. 7.0 |   NME

    Like Eminem, he’s the product of a broken home, rapping to purge the dark thoughts, machine-gunning obscenities like it’s the only way to siphon off some pressure
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  18. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    En masse it's a self-defeating waste of talent
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  19. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    While Tyler revels in dropping words or statements for the sheer value of their negative impact, Goblin is far from being a scattershot album of epithets
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Irksome and intriguing, compelling and calculated, Goblin confounds at every turn. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A very listenable, very well realised album from an artist whose career is only getting started
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  22. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Returns hip-hop to its angry, paranoid state... but also occasionally brightens the mood with snatches of old-school funk
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  23. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Shock as a tactic has eroded over the years, and Tyler’s attempts to repeatedly lionize his demons don’t land anywhere near the target of innovation or originality that he banks on
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  24. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    His second solo album, while often truly horrible, is also fascinating and funny
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  25. 5.0 |   The Quietus

    I'm not even remotely interested in being entertained by rape rap, no matter how clever or dumb, which is why now that I've said how sonically intriguing and pretty decent this album is, I'm going to delete it permanently from my hard drive
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  26. 4.0 |   Blurt

    Perhaps the most intriguing and frustrating aspect of Odd Future is that after so much music and so many words, we don't even know who Tyler, the Creator is. Worse, he doesn't seem to know, either
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