• Record Label: Def Jux
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2007
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38

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  1. tomuncle
    Nov 19, 2007
    10
    good stuff.
  2. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    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.
  3. SirSeverTheSunwalker
    Dec 1, 2007
    4
    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.
  4. BrennanL.
    Nov 16, 2007
    6
    It's getting a little stale here, guys.
  5. DrewS.
    Sep 4, 2007
    9
    This record is a fantastic listen, superficially as well as more deeply. Dense lyrical delivery leave so much to be deconstructed, and the beats are intricately composed. And really, the songs just groove so well. Intriguing lyrics + thick, interesting beats = one hell of a record.
  6. Agent
    Sep 7, 2007
    9
    Damn sick.
  7. OmarM
    Oct 10, 2007
    8
    Easily his most listenable album. No songs are lyrically as memorable as Coma, No Regrets, or Daylight -- but some beats, like Coffee, are unforgettable.
  8. FoSho
    Oct 19, 2007
    10
    The best Aesop yet.
  9. nic-
    Aug 30, 2007
    10
    The true sequel to Labor Days...go get it now kids !
  10. TimM.
    Aug 30, 2007
    10
    sick sick sick sick sick. again.
  11. Ryan
    Sep 24, 2007
    9
    What can you say about Aes except that he's enormously talented and he pretty much always delivers the goods. Dense, thought-provoking, and as always utterly compelling. He really is a singular and unique talent in the stale, lackluster, hip-hop landscape of recent memory. Representing Suffolk County NY( he's from Northport ) and indy music to the fullest. Blockhead's beats What can you say about Aes except that he's enormously talented and he pretty much always delivers the goods. Dense, thought-provoking, and as always utterly compelling. He really is a singular and unique talent in the stale, lackluster, hip-hop landscape of recent memory. Representing Suffolk County NY( he's from Northport ) and indy music to the fullest. Blockhead's beats kill it for the most part like on the chilling title track, None Shall Pass. He really is an underrated, sick producer. Collapse
  12. MettezR.
    Sep 24, 2007
    10
    Beats and mostly rhymes, I'm down with that.
  13. K4SP3RDaGhost
    Nov 1, 2007
    10
    Aesop Rock... Is one of the best out there these days. One of the best out there period. 10/10 for sure
  14. KennyM
    Aug 31, 2007
    10
    sick as fuck. can't wait to see aes-rizzle on september 14th in madison!
  15. JordanG.
    Aug 31, 2007
    9
    Wow, did it just get darker in here or is it just the world as written by Aesop? Faerie tales for the saturday morning cartoon breakfast cereal betrayed generation.
  16. JerryJ.
    Aug 31, 2007
    9
    Simply one of the greatest records of Aesop's career. More autonomous prose that will make all true Aesop disciples proud. The production is phenomenal. Blockhead is back with a vengeance - but every beat is truly unique and worthy of two thumbs up. Fascinating lyrical landscapes; gritty and smokey and everything you love about Aes. Check out Coffee. Damn.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. It's Christmas come early, and None Shall Pass won't disappoint his fervent admirers.
  2. 40
    Bitter, cold and insular, None Shall Pass is also profoundly (if proudly) out of step. [Sep 2007, p.124]
  3. 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]