Skelethon

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
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  1. Jul 11, 2012
    4
    On an Aesop scale I'd have to give this effort a "4". Maybe I'm suffering from missing his Def Jux years...putting on Labor Days after Skelethon...just no comparison. He remains one of the most compelling MC's lyrically, but the diversity in his tonality and rhythms have become more metallic over the years, album by album, progressively. There's no doubt Skelethon is jam-packed withOn an Aesop scale I'd have to give this effort a "4". Maybe I'm suffering from missing his Def Jux years...putting on Labor Days after Skelethon...just no comparison. He remains one of the most compelling MC's lyrically, but the diversity in his tonality and rhythms have become more metallic over the years, album by album, progressively. There's no doubt Skelethon is jam-packed with intriguing poetic imagery, but for me, Aesop used to be able to tie his beats into some lost spirit of Americana. That Americana is now a machine, perhaps mirroring society itself. Aesop, I'd still name a kid after you...but I guess I "miss your old comedies". Expand
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Nov 26, 2012
    90
    For Skelethon is the kind of record an artist only makes once in their career; the culmination of long-gestation, departing loved ones and having to innovate out of your comfort zone.
  2. The Wire
    Oct 3, 2012
    80
    His murky but upbeat productions augment this sensation, giving Skelethon a sort of B-boy gothic feel, an old school park jam recreated by Tim Burton. [Sep 2012, p.74]
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    85
    However challenging or confusing his rhymes can be, the songs still work with their combination of banging beats, rich lyricism, and twisted humor.