A Book of Human Language

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A Book of Human Language
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Studio album by Aceyalone
Released April 14, 1998 (1998-04-14)
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 68:46
Label Project Blowed
Producer Mumbles
Aceyalone chronology
All Balls Don't Bounce
(1995)
A Book of Human Language
(1998)
Accepted Eclectic
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
CMJ New Music Monthly favorable[2]
Rap Reviews 10/10[3]
Vibe favorable[4]

A Book of Human Language is the second solo album by Los Angeles rapper Aceyalone. It was released on Project Blowed in 1998. The album was entirely produced by Mumbles.

Malik Singleton of Vibe described the album as "an uninhibited exhibition of lyric artistry laid over jazzy breakbeats and rare groove loops".[4] Brian Coleman of CMJ New Music Monthly called it "one of the most intelligent albums" of the year.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Forward" 2:25
2. "The Guidelines" 4:47
3. "Contents" 0:54
4. "The Balance" 5:07
5. "The Energy" 1:39
6. "The Hurt" 4:33
7. "The Hold" 3:40
8. "The Walls & Windows" 5:42
9. "The Jabberwocky" 1:52
10. "The Grandfather Clock" 4:57
11. "The Reason" 1:21
12. "The March" 2:04
13. "The Vision" 1:26
14. "The Faces" 4:16
15. "The Hunt Prelude" 1:19
16. "The Hunt" 4:42
17. "The Catch" 1:25
18. "The Thief in the Night" 6:45
19. "Human Language" 7:47
20. "Afterward" 2:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cassel, Bill. "A Book of Human Language - Aceyalone". Allmusic. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Coleman, Brian (April 1998). CMJ New Music Monthly: 63. 
  3. ^ Tomer, Matt (December 12, 2006). "Aceyalone :: A Book of Human Language :: Project Blowed". Rap Reviews. 
  4. ^ a b Singleton, Malik (March 1998). Vibe: 142. 

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