For a guy who bemoaned the demands and expectations of increased exposure on his last album, Aesop Rock has since been one surprisingly ambitious dude, releasing new EPs, dabbling in book publishing, composing film scores, and participating in that completely weird project where Nike hires you to make a 45-minute instrumental track for joggers. And now here's his third Def Jux LP, a thematically focused album that belies the fact that he made it over the last two years when he was doing all that other stuff. Taking a similar approach to... More >>>