- Skelethon

Aesop Rock - Skelethon
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Rank: #121 / 860
USER SCORE
79
Based on
33 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

Aesop Rock's recent turmoil is very much our gain.

85
The 405

Aesop Rock really brings you a very strange album that will totally keep you on your toes as you never know where he plans to take the song next.

82
Pitchfork

Skelethon reveals how far Rock's come since the Bazooka Tooth-era, when his beats largely lacked swing and he hadn't yet fully synthesized El-P's industrial influence.

80
Consequence of Sound

Aesop Rock gets a little personal, a little confessional even, and knocks out one of his best albums to date.

75
Paste

The record lives with angst, melancholy and a macabre grimness—probably the most focused Aes has ever sounded.

User Reviews
Dec 1, 2013
Space Vacation
88
This album feels a lot older than it is.
I remember smoking outside in my old backyard with the speakers pressed up against the screen of the window... Good times.
Jul 10, 2013
85
From the introspective "Gopher Guts" to the angst-filled rant of "Zero Dark Thirty" and back to the playful, humorous "Grace," Aes' Skelethon is an effective milestone in the career of an enigmatic poet.
Oct 15, 2012
Tom Simmons
NR
Complimentary production style was implemented into this record to Aesop's flow and sometimes hard to follow lyricism, providing potentially more non-followers of Aesop to start taking notice.
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DETAILS

July 10, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rhymesayers / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Track List
  1. Leisureforce 
  2. ZZZ Top 
  3. Cycles to Gehenna 
  4. Zero Dark Thirty 
  5. Fryerstarter 
  6. Ruby '81 
  7. Crows 1 
  8. Crows 2 
  9. Racing Stripes 
  10. 1,000 O'Clock 
  11. Homemade Mummy 
  12. Grace 
  13. Saturn Missiles 
  14. Tetra 15 Gopher Guts
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Added on: March 27, 2012


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