User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17

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  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 you love him.
  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 the CD packaging counted towards the score, it would move it up high (all lyrics to every song on his releases)
  5. 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' 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 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
  6. 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.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The music alone nearly justifies the cost, improving on the dense atmosphere pervading Aesop's mostly self-produced Bazooka Tooth, and returning ace producer Blockhead to his prime role in the control chair.
  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. 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.