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  • Summary: This seven-song EP includes production work from Rob Sonic and Blockhead. El-P also appears.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Fast Cars is volatile, angry, and certainly unappreciative of the current administration (especially its war policy). Fortunately, Aesop Rock manages to criticize without losing the beat.
  2. With the quality and effort put into this release, Def Jux and Aesop Rock have done what every EP should do, provide something of unique value and create anticipation for future releases.
  3. 75
    Songs like "Fast Cars"... are gregarious, just like the beats, which are playful where Bazooka was ponderous. [Mar 2005, p.85]
  4. Rock's marathon verses are so long and involved that it takes a few listens just to digest them, which their density and harshness makes a little daunting.
  5. 70
    Blockhead blesses three tracks with sublime beats, proving what a pair they make. [Mar 2005, p.118]
  6. Falling over his lines in lung-collapsing fashion, Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives grafts special-ops gadgetry onto the framework of T La Rock's classic pronouncement of empowerment.
  7. Impenetrable in the extreme. [Apr 2005, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    Very fast paced, intricate rhyme style with great subtext, all to excellent production. Typical great Rock here folks. Go pick it up if youVery fast paced, intricate rhyme style with great subtext, all to excellent production. Typical great Rock here folks. Go pick it up if you love him. Expand
  2. JohnB
    Sep 12, 2006
    10
    Idea, Blockhead, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock! What?! Who the fuck you think left them cracks in your sidewalk
  3. BriffeD
    May 23, 2005
    9
    Great album... While consuming the Bazooka, he stumbles in with Fast cars.... I'm taken by surprise..
  4. HeathR
    May 17, 2005
    8
    Aesop brings his usual genius, but only to a handful of tracks. Holy Smoke is by far my favorite track, but two to three songs are filler. If Aesop brings his usual genius, but only to a handful of tracks. Holy Smoke is by far my favorite track, but two to three songs are filler. If the CD packaging counted towards the score, it would move it up high (all lyrics to every song on his releases) Expand
  5. TayshaunP
    Mar 3, 2005
    8
    This is the best of the Ace Rock in my opinion. The beats are stronger and the tempo flows better. Rickety rack rocks.
  6. AdRock
    Mar 12, 2005
    8
    Agreed, FCDF&K seems to pick up where labor days and daylight left off. Blockhead's beats are clean and vibrant complimenting Aes' Agreed, FCDF&K seems to pick up where labor days and daylight left off. Blockhead's beats are clean and vibrant complimenting Aes' flow well (something I believe Aesop must have to make his rhymestyle and message concise and paletteable to a broader audience). If these two stick together and continue down the path they're on now expect great.., groundbreakin things to come from them in the future Expand