None Shall Pass

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None Shall Pass
Studio album by Aesop Rock
Released August 28, 2007 (2007-08-28)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 63:45
Label Definitive Jux
DJX144
Producer Aesop Rock
Blockhead
Rob Sonic
El-P
Aesop Rock chronology
Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
(2005)
None Shall Pass
(2007)
Skelethon
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[3]
PopMatters (7/10)[4]
RapReviews (8/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[7]
Spin (7/10)[8]
Stylus Magazine A−[9]
The Village Voice positive[10]

None Shall Pass is the fifth full-length album by American alternative hip-hop artist Aesop Rock, released on 28 August 2007 on Definitive Jux (see 2007 in music).

The album features seven tracks produced by Blockhead, five tracks by Aesop Rock himself, one track by El-P and one track by Rob Sonic. DJ Big Wiz adds turntable elements to 13 of the 14 tracks. Guest appearances include El-P, Cage, Breeze Brewin, Rob Sonic and John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. The album's artwork was done by San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish.[11]

The album's title track was first released on the Definitive Swim compilation.

Following its release, None Shall Pass debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 13,000 copies in its first week.[12] The album contains a hidden track, "Pigs", after "Coffee".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Aesop Rock, except where noted. 

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Keep Off the Lawn"   Aesop Rock 3:45
2. "None Shall Pass"   Blockhead 4:03
3. "Catacomb Kids"   Aesop Rock 4:07
4. "Bring Back Pluto"   Blockhead 4:29
5. "Fumes"   Blockhead, Aesop Rock (additional) 5:00
6. "Getaway Car" (featuring Cage and Breeze Brewin) Blockhead, Aesop Rock (additional) 3:15
7. "39 Thieves"   Aesop Rock 4:15
8. "The Harbor Is Yours"   Blockhead, Aesop Rock (additional) 3:58
9. "Citronella"   Aesop Rock 4:53
10. "Gun for the Whole Family" (featuring El-P) El-P 3:53
11. "Five Fingers"   Aesop Rock, Blockhead (additional) 4:06
12. "No City"   Blockhead, El-P (additional) 4:28
13. "Dark Heart News" (featuring Rob Sonic) Rob Sonic 3:59
14. "Coffee" (featuring John Darnielle) Blockhead, Aesop Rock (additional) 9:34
Total length:
63:45
Sample credits
  • "Catacomb Kids" Contains a sample of "Children's Story" by Slick Rick
  • "Getaway Car" Contains a sample of "Rap Promoter" by A Tribe Called Quest
  • "39 Thieves" Contains a sample of "The Fries" by Mr. Lif
  • "The Harbor Is Yours" Contains a sample of "Fishtales" by Aesop Rock
  • "Citronella" Contains a sample of "Poetry" by Boogie Down Productions

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