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Aesop Rock
FILTER Grade: 75%

By Zachary Sniderman on July 26, 2012


Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock, the verbose and vicious Ian Bavitz, initially rips into Skelethon—the production of “Leisureforce” is sharp and discomforting with raps about cheating death, pentagrams and sleepless nights. After that stellar opener, however, Bavitz sounds urgent, strained sometimes. The songs get muddier, the lyrics more unmoored and odd—there’s a song about a haircut and one about a deep fryer—and there’s not nearly enough of Aesop living up to his impressive talent. 

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