By DONT TAKE IT THERE
I get why some might be turned away, because of how the beats sound. But people need to realize Aesop Rock gets really creative with his beats. He has a great creative mindset. As usually his lyrics are out of this world. This album could take some people to get use to it, but I like it.
Aes at it again
Easy to dislike but hard not to like. Easy to dismiss but hard to turn away from. Aes continues to be the enigma he always has and will be, with a synth heavy platform provided by Tobacco. Expectedly refreshing but also underwhelming to the OG Aes fan, will expect more in the future, but also a huge fan of the project. Continue to push the envelope Rock.
Malibu Ken is an incredible album. Aesop Rock spits increasingly incredible verses in his rhymes. They are not for your average listener. They are amazingly deep and show great insight. He is also a great story teller, and includes his trademark humor throughout. TOBACCO provides some unique synth-oriented beats that are a refreshing change from cookie cutter boom bap. I highly recommend this album.
Five * for Aes, but those beats...
Lyrics are another fine showing by Aesop butttttt these beats....yikes. Entirely too much synth. Still can’t vibe to it even after listening a few times.
Great beats, amazing raps!
TOBACCO is an amazing producer.
Aes is an amazing lyricist.
When you put the two of them together, there is noway this project would be bad.
By BIG Dylan
The music and flows compliment each other well. Every song on the album is great.
Sick Lyrics. Trash Beats
This would have easily been a 4-5 without the annoying beats this albums has.
Another Great Aesop Album
By Kerry pity the r
It’s crazy that after 20+ years of rapping he’s still this technically proficient. What I love about Aesop is he’s always pushing hip hop forward and it’s no different with this album. This is easily one of his most abstract albums yet because of the production from Tobacco which is fantastic. It’s very synth heavy and full of weird noises and bass. It sounds great and compliments Aesop very well. Aesop is on the top of his game on this album. His flows, rhymes and lyrics are so dense and detailed. His storytelling is top notch as well. This guy is a wordsmith at the highest level. This album won’t be for everyone though. So if you’re into abstract hip hop with great lyrics and rhymes please check it out you won’t be disappointed.
I want to like it,,, but I wish Aasop would’ve said “hey gimme a diff beat or somethin”..... Sounds like one of those keyboards in every song?
This one grew on me more each listen. I’m appreciating how layered the production is and how well Aesop fits in with it. The mix is very good. One I’ll definitely come back to!