None Shall Pass

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None Shall Pass
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Studio album by Aesop Rock
Released August 28, 2007 (2007-08-28)
Genre Hip hop
Length 63:45
Label Definitive Jux
Producer Aesop Rock, Blockhead, El-P, Rob Sonic
Aesop Rock chronology
Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
(2005)
None Shall Pass
(2007)
Skelethon
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B−[3]
BBC favorable[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
HipHopDX 4.0/5[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.5/10[7]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[9]
Spin favorable[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[11]

None Shall Pass is a studio album by American hip hop artist Aesop Rock. It was released on Definitive Jux on August 28, 2007.[12]

The album features production by Blockhead, El-P, Rob Sonic, and Aesop Rock himself.[13] Guest appearances include DJ Big Wiz, Cage, Breeze Brewin, El-P, Rob Sonic, and John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.[13] The album's artwork was done by Jeremy Fish.[14]

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.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) 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"   Aesop Rock, Blockhead 5:00
6. "Getaway Car" (featuring Cage and Breeze Brewin) Aesop Rock, Blockhead 3:15
7. "39 Thieves"   Aesop Rock 4:15
8. "The Harbor Is Yours"   Aesop Rock, Blockhead 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 4:06
12. "No City"   Blockhead, El-P 4:28
13. "Dark Heart News" (featuring Rob Sonic) Rob Sonic 3:59
14. "Coffee / Pigs" (featuring John Darnielle) Aesop Rock, Blockhead 9:34

Personnel[edit]

Contributing artists
  • Allyson Baker – guitar (tracks 1, 3, 8, 12 and 14)
  • Carson Binks – bass guitar (tracks 3 and 8)
  • Derek Layes – bass guitar (track 4)
  • Big Hollis – additional vocals (track 1)
  • Camu Tao – additional vocals (track 1)
  • Rob Sonic – additional vocals (tracks 1 and 8)
  • El-P – additional vocals (track 7)
  • DJ Big Wiz – scratching (all tracks except 10)
Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 50
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[17] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "None Shall Pass by Aesop Rock". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass". AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Scott (September 5, 2007). "Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ Pattison, Louis (2007). "Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass - Review". BBC. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ Drumming, Neil (August 24, 2007). "None Shall Pass". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ J-23 (September 5, 2007). "Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ Crock, Jason (August 28, 2007). "Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ Boeckel, Gentry (August 30, 2007). "Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass". PopMatters. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ Keefe, Jonahtan (December 14, 2007). "Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Golianopoulos, Thomas (September 19, 2007). "Aesop Rock, 'None Shall Pass' (Def Jux)". Spin. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  11. ^ Chadwicked. "Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ Ayers, Michael D. (May 29, 2007). "Aesop Rock Taps Into 'Bizarro World Darkness'". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Aesop Rock Opens Gates for 'None Shall Pass'". Spin. May 9, 2007. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ "An interview with Aesop Rock". BrooklynVegan. August 27, 2007. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  15. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (September 5, 2007). "'High School Musical 2' Starts Third Week At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  17. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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