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Album Review: The Hopkinsville Goblins

01 Nov 2017 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

The Hopkinsville Goblins are Back! The Wellingtonian's self-titled album is their second intergalactic collaboration of quirky sound effects, samples and lyrical connotations with continued exploration of everything out of the ordinary with that familiar shambolic confusion that is entirely their own.

The sixteen tracks have a similar feel to their debut, Posts from Planet Earth; unique in creativity, and it definitely wins points for its exploratory ambience. The gimmicky nature of this album is less obvious, because there are some actual punk-funky fusion songs to hear, but production wise, it is still a let-down for me. The thread-bare vocal style of Alvis Impulsive is frustrating at times, and a little too sparse. However, I do applaud that these guys continue to create what they want and push the boundaries of musical constraints.

Sit back, relax and let this album take you on a journey you'll not likely forget for some time


Review written by Kerry Monaghan

About The Hopkinsville Goblins

The Hopkinsville Goblins made their first appearance in rural Kentucky in 1955 and have popped up all over the world ever since. They love people and like to play, but too much contact drains their powers. A close encounter with backwoods songwriter Alvis Impulsive led to the formation of a creative bond that helps them express themselves through the universal language of music. These little guys are interstellar nomads that want to pass their wisdom on to help the human race avoid a bland extinction. And dance while it does it.




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Posts From Planet Earth
Year: 2016
Type: Album

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