Friday, May 13, 2011

"Goblin" by Tyler The Creator

"Goblin" was released on May 10, 2011 on XL Records
Odd Future is a name that you can't go too far without hearing lately.  Ever since the collective made their national television debut on Jimmy Fallon back in February with the energetic performance of "Sandwitches", followed immediately by a frantic Mos Def shouting "Swag!  Swag! Swag!" into the camera, the group of young twenty/late teens have been blowing up.  Much of this hype comes from the massive explosion of Tyler The Creator's video for "Yonkers".  Getting hyped by artists like Kanye West, who made the claim that "Yonkers" was the best video of 2011, Tyler's new album, "Goblin" has been one of the most heavily anticipated releases of the year so far.  Released on May 10, 2011 by XL, Goblin takes your standard intelligent indie-hip-hop and adds a far darker, more unique twist to it.

Rapping about everything from "stabbing Bruno Mars in his god damn esophagus" to an unrequited love that's spilled out almost therapeutically, this album certainly proves that Tyler and the gang of wolves don't just stick to talking about money, guns, and raping bitches.