Release date: May 2011
Goblin is the second studio album by OFWGKTA member Tyler, the Creator. It was released on May 10, 2011 through XL Recordings. The album's production came almost entirely from Tyler himself, along with contributions from fellow OFWGKTA member Left Brain. Goblin is considered a concept album, continuing Tyler's dialogues with his fictional therapist Dr. TC first heard on Bastard.
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 who compared the album to the works of artists such as Salem and Clouddead. Tyler's minimalist, down-tempo production was also praised.
The album debuted at no. 3 on the iTunes album charts and no. 2 on the iTunes hip hop charts. It reached no. 1 on the hip hop charts within the first day.