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But I do have to complain about some of the production. Some of the beats Aesop Rock does himself are little more than functional. They are all pretty understated, and some of them (Spare a Match, Big Bang, blockhead's interludes) are great. But the best songs on the album are ones like Basic Cable, Commencement, and Oxygen, where the astonishing and engrossing mic work makes it so that you won't notice the beat at all. Especially Basic Cable, which is deep and easy to relate to at the same time, and may be the best one on the album.
So to recap, if you're like that reviewer everybody else is complaining about, keep listening to above average rappers like Nas and Jay-Z and don't bother with anything deeper or underground, which is NOT ABOUT THE IMAGE but about the art instead. But if you like music that has an aesthetic reason for existing, then get into Aesop Rock (maybe his later stuff which has better beats) and other people on Def Jux.
Deathguise has no authority writing a review for this album. He Obviously doesn't know anything about hip hop. How is someone from Kinston NC gonna tell a veteran MC from F###ing New York that his rap is for suburban richboys? How can someone who gave Beyonce's garbage four stars tell AesRock fans that they "dont know sh**"? How can he call himself a true hip-hop head while classifying true underground hip-hop as "a cross between metal and soft rock". He obviously doesn't know anything about anything. Get your sorry a## out of corporate mass produced garbage and wake up, if there is such a thing as nerd rap Aesop doen't have any near qualifications to be part of it, And shut your ignorant stupid a## up, you dumb motherf###er.
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If he'd pull that thesaurus out of his rear, I'd play his albums a bit more, but then he wouldn't really be Aesop. So, hey, you want grooves, you know where you can find Ja Rule. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Jason Gubbels
Though its a close one between Labor days and Float, Float comes out victorious. One of the best underground lyrical albums in a long time, Aesop effortlessly spits intelligence... Read morePublished on June 17 2004
If you looking for some of Aesop's earlier works - you've found it and you'll love it. As with all of his work, Aesop comes with great lyrics and produces most of his beats. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by J. McQueen
I heard this album is a Lyrical Masterpiece so I will listen to some sound samples of one of the classic underground CDs of all time we will see by the end here are the reviews as... Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Chris
Aesop is seemingly unstoppable. Contrasted with the lushness and cohesion of labor days, float is a much more stripped down, minimal album. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Eric Auner
Guise, get your commercial hip-hop brainwashed head out of your
ass. you are obviously an ignorant motherf&&&r. You probably don't know s**t about s**t.
classic cd. just laying down a review to bring up the average..back to where its supposed to be. its obvious deathguise didnt actually listen to the cd. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by Sam Roberts
I wrote this review in a direct response to the blatently obnoxious review written by Deathguise. Apparently our boy Death is easily influenced by what is known as pop/commercial... Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004 by XRodgCC