Float (Aesop Rock album)

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Float
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Studio album by Aesop Rock
Released September 5, 2000 (2000-09-05)[1]
Genre Hip hop
Length 69:20
Label Mush Records
Producer Aesop Rock, Blockhead, Omega One
Aesop Rock chronology
Appleseed
(1999)
Float
(2000)
Labor Days
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
CMJ New Music Monthly favorable[3]
Exclaim! mixed[4]
RapReviews.com 9/10[5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[6]

Float is the second studio album by American hip hop artist Aesop Rock. It was released on Mush Records on September 5, 2000. The production is handled by Aesop Rock, Blockhead, and Omega One.

Reception[edit]

Brad Mills of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "surprising, analytical, darkness, mystery, lyricism, and jealous."[2]

In 2014, Joseph Schafer of Stereogum named it Aesop Rock's third best record and said: "The whole record sounds more anxious than his more assured later work, which makes for an exciting listen."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Float" Aesop Rock 1:54
2. "Commencement at the Obedience Academy" Blockhead 3:45
3. "Big Bang" Aesop Rock 5:00
4. "Garbage" Aesop Rock 4:01
5. "I'll Be OK" (featuring Slug) Blockhead 3:00
6. "Breakfast with Blockhead" Blockhead 0:36
7. "Basic Cable" Blockhead 4:11
8. "Fascination" Aesop Rock 3:46
9. "Oxygen" Blockhead 5:17
10. "Skip Town" Omega One 4:22
11. "6B Panorama" Aesop Rock 2:02
12. "Lunch with Blockhead" Blockhead 0:21
13. "Spare a Match" Blockhead 4:51
14. "Attention Span" (featuring Vast Aire) Blockhead 3:51
15. "How to Be a Carpenter" Aesop Rock 4:43
16. "Prosperity" Aesop Rock 3:56
17. "No Splash" Blockhead 4:02
18. "Drawbridge" (featuring Doseone) Blockhead 4:45
19. "Dinner with Blockhead" Blockhead 0:47
20. "The Mayor and the Crook" Aesop Rock 4:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MH-202 Aesop Rock - Float". Mush Records. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Mills, Brad. "Aesop Rock - Float". AllMusic. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ John, Kevin (October 2000). "Aesop Rock - Float". CMJ New Music Monthly: 53. 
  4. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (September 30, 2000). "Aesop Rock - Float". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ Noixe (December 5, 2000). "Aesop Rock :: Float :: Mush Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Aesop Rock". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside Books. p. 8. 
  7. ^ Schafer, Joseph (May 8, 2014). "Aesop Rock Albums From Worst To Best: #3 Float (2000)". Stereogum. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 

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