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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Although I do think the production is better on Skelethon, I think I prefer Blockhead's production a little. Aesop Rock - Skelethon self.

With all the previously mentioned events, as well as the dissolution of Def Jux, Skelethon came to be in the midst of a whirlwind time for Aes. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. Also, Labor Days is an interesting album thematically but doesn't hook me as well, and None Shall Pass has some of Aes' most interesting tracks for storytelling and writing, but has some serious issues with track flow and production on the weaker tracks, which is why I started to kind of doubt in Blockhead's consistency with Aes at that point.

Submit a new text post. Links Wikipedia article on Skelethon Reviews available at www. When not claiming beloved artists in their prime, death's influence on popular music is more often a positive force to creativity. We're suddenly lent a very real glance into the personal turmoil that catalysed Skelethon. This kselethon has been archived and is no skepethon updated.

It actually really took away from me liking some of Impossible Kid. Yeah, Float is up there on my list because it's basically a smorgasbord of ideas, also it's got Big Bang and Commencement, which are two killer tracks.

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In particular the most noticeable is probably Gopher Guts vs. Consequently, with sufficient words to reach the moon and back, whittling down worthy quotables is a NASA-level mission.

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It's the best diss Aes has ever written, and it's against himself. I really enjoy Aesop's production work actually.

The finale on this album serves as a confessional booth of a skelehton song. Skelethon, inspired by a less-than-sunny recent spell in the life of Ian Bavitz, aka New York-raised rapper Aesop Rockduring which his best friend perished and his marriage disintegrated.

Rap that can join the unflinchingly candid with the unfalteringly compelling. Overall the album is a shift to a much darker and more personal tone for him, a sort of counterpart to the more hopeful mysticism displayed on his most recent full-length, The Impossible Kid. This time around, it felt like everything around me was dying: What's your overall opinion on this album?


That's where the Skelethon title came from, and imagery associated with shit dying is prevalent. City, and I skelethln think it holds up as one of the best albums of And with a shadow of mortality colouring the sky, that means denser, more tightly-woven rhyming patterns than ever.

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That said, I don't think there are many "sad" songs. Aesop angrily derides less-than-positive critics in slightly puerile fashion on Tetra as readily as he squeezes in surreal interjections on 1, O'Clock: His other projects of note are his debut, Floatand None Shall Pass which features a track collaboration with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats This particular album, Skelethoncame after a 5 year break from solo albums for Aes, and some particularly dark events in his life such as the death of fellow emcee and best friend Camu Tao inand his later divorce from Allyson Baker.

Overall, I had a lot of fun talking about this my second favorite album, probably tied for favorite rap album with The Low End Theory. On it, he compares the virtues of isolation against death, and the art he makes in comparison.

The scene slowly escalates until it hits a brilliant climax with: The full gamut of emotions is ransacked, nevertheless. They both service as great showcases of his skill and stylistic dexterity, and are nice reprieves from some of the more serious tracks they sit next to.

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