• Record Label: Def Jux
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2001
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Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35

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  1. Apr 1, 2016
    each song has superb production that is unique. Aesop's lyrical prowess is flawless casually moving from one topic to the other going into vivid detail about each one. this is up there with his early works.
  2. Aug 10, 2012
    This is the best Aesop Rock album, bar none with no par. The intricate rhyme scheme is what first caught my attention, then as I began to listen more and more and sink deeper into the lyrics, I became mesmerized by the depth and complexity of what he's saying. Aesop Rock has a style all his own, you won't ever listen to any other hip-hop artist doing things quite the same.
  3. Feb 20, 2011
    A beautifully complex and lyrically dense album, quite possibly Aesop Rock's best work. Each track is a distinct, captivating riff off of the album's main theme.
  4. Jul 18, 2013
    you might skip over this fairly anonymous artist, Ian Matthias Bavitz, aka Aesop Rock. DONT. Its a unique album, important voice and great performer. the Bumpy Flashflood, the catchy Daylight, the melodic Bent life, Battery, Coma...highly recommended

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. He does his best job yet at balancing smarts and accessibility.
  2. The backing tracks, brimming over with strings, guitars, vaguely Middle Eastern elements, and soundtrack snippets, are more musical than much hip-hop, proffering the perfect gateway to Aesop Rock's verbose world. Dig the dark sounds as you try to decipher the deep thoughts.
  3. It helps that Labor Days is as terrific a record as anyone could ask for, really, and you should buy it.