None Shall Pass - Aesop Rock

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. There's actual substance to unpack in the album, but Aesop's indomitable presence on record and his knotty co-production with Blockhead and El-P make what he says incidental to how he says it.
  2. It's heady but funn stuff, eased along by bluesy, turgid grooves from frequent collaborators Blockhead and El-P, as well as Aesop himself. [31 Aug. 2007, p.65]
  3. None Shall Pass may or may not be the best album in Aesop Rock’s discography, but it might be the most fun to listen to. Call it his San Francisco Renaissance.
  4. Aesop Rock's None Shall Pass is filled with precise lyrical detail and head-nodding production, and the result is his most accessible record of his career to date.
  5. Aesop Rock’s terrifically brooding new record.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    Great album, with masterfully blended lyrics. One of my favorite albums of all time, you will listen to this only understanding half of the things he raps. All his songs will need 5+ listens to begin to comprehend his lyrics. Full Review »
  2. tomuncle
    Nov 19, 2007
    good stuff.
  3. SirSeverTheSunwalker
    Dec 1, 2007
    This guy is teetering upon the edge of being absolutely intolerable.. The most infuriating thing is the same people who claim that rappers like Canibus are just incomprehensible nonsense, listen to this trash and herald it like it's dope. get this trash out of my face. Full Review »