Bazooka Tooth

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Bazooka Tooth
Bazooka Tooth cover.jpg
Studio album by Aesop Rock
Released September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)
Genre Hip hop
Length 70:05
Label Definitive Jux
Producer Aesop Rock, Blockhead, El-P
Aesop Rock chronology
Daylight
(2002)
Bazooka Tooth
(2003)
Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[4]
PopMatters unfavorable[5]
Stylus Magazine B[6]

Bazooka Tooth is a studio album by American hip hop artist Aesop Rock. It was released on Definitive Jux in 2003.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Bazooka Tooth received generally favorable reviews from critics. Metacritic gave the album a score of 74/100, based on 16 reviews.[1]

Rollie Pemberton of Pitchfork Media gave Bazooka Tooth an 8.2 out of 10, calling it "another strong outing from one of underground hip-hop's most talented, thanks in no small part to its unprecedented wealth of lyrical depth and individual production style."[4] Thomas Quinlan of Exclaim! commented that "Aesop drops abstract poetry, heartfelt stories and new millennial b-boyisms in his gruff monotone flow."[3]

Francis Henville of Stylus Magazine gave the album a grade of B, noting that "the beats feel somewhat restrained, lethargic and lazy" and "they are perfectly suited to Aesop's limpid down-tempo rhymes."[6]

Meanwhile, John Bush of AllMusic felt that Bazooka Tooth lacks "the catchy, sample-driven flavor" of Labor Days.[2] David Morris of PopMatters gave the album an unfavorable review and said, "Bazooka Tooth is almost a textbook example of what happens when a previously struggling artist gets a handful of success".[5]

In 2013, Danny Brown named it one of his 25 favorite albums.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Bazooka Tooth"   Aesop Rock 2:25
2. "N.Y. Electric"   Aesop Rock 5:10
3. "Easy"   Aesop Rock 5:01
4. "No Jumper Cables"   Aesop Rock 5:06
5. "Limelighters" (featuring Camp Lo) Aesop Rock 4:33
6. "Super Fluke"   Aesop Rock 4:51
7. "Cook It Up" (featuring Party Fun Action Committee) Blockhead 3:45
8. "Freeze"   Aesop Rock 5:32
9. "We're Famous" (featuring El-P) El-P 6:21
10. "Babies With Guns"   Blockhead 5:07
11. "The Greatest Pac-Man Victory in History"   Aesop Rock 4:48
12. "Frijoles"   Aesop Rock 3:48
13. "11:35" (featuring Mr. Lif) Blockhead 4:23
14. "Kill the Messenger"   Aesop Rock 4:54
15. "Mars Attacks"   Aesop Rock 4:39

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 112
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[9] 7
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bazooka Tooth - Aesop Rock". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "Bazooka Tooth - Aesop Rock". AllMusic. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Quinlan, Thomas (January 1, 2006). "Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Pemberton, Rollie (October 22, 2003). "Aesop Rock: Bazooka Tooth". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Morris, David (November 9, 2003). "Aesop Rock: Bazooka Tooth". PopMatters. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Henville, Francis (January 8, 2004). "Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ Nostro, Laruren (October 1, 2013). "Danny Brown's 25 Favorite Albums - 23. Aesop Rock, Bazooka Tooth (2003)". Complex. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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