Skelethon (LP)


Aesop Rock

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Amoeba Review

BillyJam 12/17/2012

Best 2012 album worth the half a decade wait was Aesop Rock's pitch perfect Skelethon on Rhymesayers - which diehard fans patiently waited five years for and were most happy with the results. The album did (and needed to) include lyric sheets to help decipher Aesop Rock's ever intricate lyrics on songs like "Zero Dark Thirty."


07/10/2012

First El-P comes back with the awesome Cancer 4 Cure and now Aesop Rock is back with his first album in five years, Skelethon. First single “Zero Dark Thirty” sees Rock rapping more head-scrambling rhymes, but they’re far from inscrutable, and their backdrop of blinking synths and tinny beats seems positioned to catch attention as he slowly rolls over the word “ri-god-dam-diculous” before launching into the song’s chant of "down from a huntable surplus to one." His songs continue to be thoroughly addictive, inviting listeners to track back through the vocal hurricanes he unleashes in songs like “ZZZ Top,” which recalls old-school hip-hop in cadence but sounds nothing if not futuristic in its imitable absurdist wordplay. On Skelethon Aesop Rock shows he hasn’t softened at all over the years — he’s as wildly inventive as ever.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Leisureforce
Aesop Rock 04:43
2.
ZZZ Top
Aesop Rock 04:15
3.
Cycles To Gehenna
Aesop Rock 04:00


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Zero Dark Thirty
Aesop Rock 03:21
2.
Fryerstarter
Aesop Rock 03:28
3.
Ruby '81
Aesop Rock 02:33
4.
Crows 1
Aesop Rock 04:19
5.
Crows 2
Aesop Rock 02:30


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Racing Stripes
Aesop Rock 03:23
2.
1,000 O'Clock
Aesop Rock 03:58
3.
Homemade Mummy
Aesop Rock 02:46
4.
Grace
Aesop Rock 03:38


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Saturn Missiles
Aesop Rock 03:37
2.
Tetra
Aesop Rock 04:41
3.
Gopher Guts
Aesop Rock 03:58

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