Skelethon

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Skelethon
Aesop-Rock-Skelethon-cover.jpg
Studio album by Aesop Rock
Released July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
Genre Hip hop
Length 55:10
Label Rhymesayers Entertainment
Producer Aesop Rock
Aesop Rock chronology
None Shall Pass
(2007)
Skelethon
(2012)
The Impossible Kid
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC favorable[3]
Consequence of Sound B[4]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[5]
HipHopDX 3.5/5[6]
NME 6/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[8]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[9]
Spin 7/10[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[11]

Skelethon is a studio album by American hip hop artist Aesop Rock. It was released through Rhymesayers Entertainment on July 10, 2012.[12]

Music videos were created for "Zero Dark Thirty",[13] "ZZZ Top",[14] and "Cycles to Gehenna".[15] A music video for "ZZZ Top" features the martial arts master Patti Li.[16]

The album debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200 with 14,000 copies sold in its first week.[17] It has sold over 20,000 copies as of July 29, 2012.[18]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Skelethon received an average score of 79% based on 27 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

It was listed by HipHopDX as one of the "Top 25 Albums of 2012".[19]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Leisureforce" (featuring Allyson Baker and Hanni El Khatib) 4:43
2. "ZZZ Top" (featuring Allyson Baker) 4:15
3. "Cycles to Gehenna"   4:00
4. "Zero Dark Thirty" (featuring Rob Sonic) 3:21
5. "Fryerstarter"   3:28
6. "Ruby '81"   2:33
7. "Crows 1" (featuring Kimya Dawson) 4:19
8. "Crows 2" (featuring Rob Sonic) 2:30
9. "Racing Stripes" (featuring Kimya Dawson) 3:23
10. "1,000 O'Clock"   3:58
11. "Homemade Mummy" (featuring Rob Sonic) 2:46
12. "Grace" (featuring Hanni El Khatib) 3:38
13. "Saturn Missiles"   3:37
14. "Tetra"   4:41
15. "Gopher Guts"   3:58
16. "Dokken Rules" (deluxe edition bonus track; featuring Rob Sonic[20]) 3:59
17. "BMX" (deluxe edition bonus track; featuring Blueprint and Rob Sonic[20]) 3:34

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[21] 21
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[22] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[23] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Skelethon by Aesop Rock". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Aesop Rock - Skelethon". AllMusic. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Adam (2012). "Aesop Rock - Skelethon - Review". BBC. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ Freed, Nick (July 17, 2012). "Aesop Rock – Skelethon". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Sean (November 23, 2012). "Aesop Rock - Skelethon". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  6. ^ Cooper, Roman (July 18, 2012). "Aesop Rock - Skelethon". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  7. ^ Cashmore, Pete (July 8, 2012). "Aesop Rock - 'Skelethon'". NME. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ Weiss, Jeff (July 10, 2012). "Aesop Rock: Skelethon". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  9. ^ Small, Colin (August 27, 2012). "Aesop Rock: Skelethon". PopMatters. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  10. ^ Reeves, Mosi (July 10, 2012). "Aesop Rock, ‘Skelethon’ (Rhymesayers)". Spin. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  11. ^ Rag, Ben. "Aesop Rock - Skelethon". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  12. ^ Horowitz, Steven (July 10, 2012). "Aesop Rock "Skelethon" Album Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ Norwood, Charlie (May 1, 2012). "Video Premiere: Aesop Rock, 'Zero Dark Thirty'". MTV. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  14. ^ Suarez, Jessica (June 29, 2012). "Aesop Rock Gets Revenge in "ZZZ Top" Video". MTV. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  15. ^ Weiss, Sam (August 22, 2012). "Video: Aesop Rock "Cycles To Gehenna"". Complex. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  16. ^ Eakin, Marah (June 29, 2012). "Today in music videos: Aesop Rock calls on kung fu master Patti Li for "ZZZ Top"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  17. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 18, 2012). "Frank Ocean's Channel Orange Album Sales Land Him At #2". MTV. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  18. ^ Paine, Jake (August 1, 2012). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/29/2012". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  19. ^ "HipHopDX's Top 25 Albums Of 2012". HipHopDX. December 26, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Skelethon (Deluxe Edition) by Aesop Rock". Bandcamp. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  22. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  23. ^ "Aesop Rock – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Aesop Rock. Retrieved May 10, 2016.

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