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Aesop Rock: BazookatoothBazookatooth (2003)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: alkalinetrio0087alkalinetrio0087
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(in my car, on the way to a local show) steve (staring at cds): you got any atmosphere? me: didn't bring any. you know aesop rock? steve: heard of him... or it... me: him steve: ok me: yeah it's kind of like atmosphere... except he doesn't rap about girls steve: then it's not l.
(in my car, on the way to a local show)
steve (staring at cds): you got any atmosphere?
me: didn't bring any. you know aesop rock?
steve: heard of him... or it...
me: yeah it's kind of like atmosphere... except he doesn't rap about girls
steve: then it's not like atmosphere
me: fair enough
steve: put it in
steve: this is fucked up
me: yeah the lyrics are more abstract
steve: the beats suck, its like star wars or some shit
me: its kinda noisy, yeah, but thats def jux
steve: man fuck this
(ejects cd and puts in anti-flag)
If you're expecting rap about ladies ala Atmosphere and straight up beats with conventional samples and the same fucking snare pattern rappers have been using since 1983, then don't even listen to this shit. But if you want to listen to some rhymes with fucking amazing images, sweet hooks and futuristic backbeats, then pick it up. Bazookatooth isn't Aesop's best, though, and his LP Labor Days is probably the best one to pick up first. It's less noisy and the hooks are easier, although the lyrics are just as dense and poetic.
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