#64/100 – Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass

I remember quite vividly when this album came out. I was a really big fan of Labor Days, more than Bazooka Tooth, and all signs pointed to an incredible release. We weren’t left disappointed, and the album as aged well in the last 15 years or so. It’s title track, on Side A, was my favorite this listen around and I’d almost forgotten that Aes had partnered with old friend and collaborator Blockhead for the jaunty, bouncy, catchy beat. It’s a partnership that worked so well on Labor Days that it feels really good here, and on a few other Blockhead tracks including Bring Back Pluto.

And then there’s the super neat video…and the Polyphonic piece on it…


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