Aesop Rock Labor Days
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Both an underground hip hop classic and a concept album about work from a working man himself, Aesop Rock's Labor Days was released on September 18, 2001. Aesop Rock produced the album, along with Omega One and Blockhead.
After finding an eager online audience for his dense soundscapes and even more complex rhymes, New York MC Aesop Rock released his most potent combination of words and music on his Def Jux debut. Crammed with references to history and mythology, as well as the usual pop-culture name checks, Aesop's lyrics remain unusually verbose and intelligent here, but he's also able to spin them into compelling stories..... Of course, with such a focus on lyrics, it's easy to ignore the beats behind them...Labor Days contains some inventive bites from classical music, and more than a few tunes will grow on you, if given the chance.
-Dan LeRoy, AllMusic.com, 4.5/5 stars
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