So. Tyler, the Creator and the OFWGKTA camp have been getting pretty big since the 'Yonkers' vid came out. That video is what caught my attention in the first place. Tyler raps about some dark stuff, over a simple, yet haunting beat. I was semi-hooked.
Tyler's latest album, "Goblin," came out Tuesday. I've been giving it a few plays. I dig it. I liked "Bastard" (his first album) a little more, though. Anyways...The first track, 'Goblin,' is a pretty straight intro. A almost 7 minute intro, ha.
'Yonkers' is the second track. This is where the popularity came in. Check out the video if you haven't:
The track,'Radicals,' is probably my favorite on the album. The energy and beat are just so great. The little cuts in between choruses and verses kind of weaken the track a bit, IMO...but, it also gives you a slight break before the hardcore atmosphere comes back into play.
'She', featuring Frank Ocean, is a smooth track. The beat is kind of simple. Not a huge fan of this one. The chorus is straight, though.
'Transylvania' would have been better, had the screwed voice wouldn't have been throughout the whole track. Not bad, though. This one will probably grow on me a good bit.
'Nightmare'...the beat hits hard and sounds like a modern 80's B horror score. The verses sound pretty monotone and causes me to lose interest after a while. BUT, the enthusiasm does pick up around the 2 min something mark.
'Tron Cat' is a pretty horrorcore-ish track. A little rapey, ha! There's nothing too speacial about this one. The breaks are nice.
'Her' is Tyler's 'chick' track. Very smooth beat w/some poetic-type rhymes. One of the weaker songs on the album, but not a bad listen.
'Sandwiches'...this track...Every time I see this song performed live, I get so amped. ha. Check out the Jimmy Fallon performance
I love that track /\
'Fish' is another smooth track...about sex time. The verses are a bit lacking, but they fit the beat. At 3:53, it jumps into a new track. Pretty skippable.
'Analog', featuring Hodgy Beats, jumps right into a hard hitting beat and verse. I dig this track. Another 'chick' track, but it's a good one.
'Bitch Suck Dick', featuring Jasper Dolphin and Taco, sounds like it was fun to record. It's all over the place. Not a huge fan of the features, but Tyler comes correct...made me lol a few times. +1
'Window' features Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats, and Mike G. The many features make it overkill, IMO. The beat is mellow. Sounds like a cypher. Pass on this one...unless you want some background music. Eight fucking minutes.
'AU79' is an instrumental track. Starts w/some congo drums and gradually gets some semi-soul and synth. Not bad.
'Golden' is a good aggressive track. This is like a life story song. The lyrics on this one are basically Tyler's life on record...or at least his feelings. Nice outro. I really dig it.
All in all, I think the album had some solid tracks. 6.5 out of 10 works for me.This album will most likely grow on me, though.
In related news, I painted a scene from the 'Yonkers' video. After Tyler eats the roach and throws up.
The original painting is gone, but you can buy posters of it!
buy it HERE
That's all for now!
P.S. My birthday is Sunday :)