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  • Audio CD (18 Feb. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, EP
  • Label: Definitive Jux
  • ASIN: B00005V6L2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 291,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Daylight [Explicit] 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Night Light [Explicit] 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Nickel Plated Pockets [Explicit] 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Alchemy [Explicit] 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Forest Crunk [Explicit] 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Bracket Basher [Explicit] 5:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Maintenance [Explicit]24:32Album Only

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Listening to the Daylight EP is like listening to the ambient noise of the city, amplified and thrown in your face like an unexpected assault from a passer-by. Aesop Rock's city is NYC and he knows every inch and every crack - "Nickel Plated Pockets" throws out rhymes so real you can almost smell the drains or hear the rustle of change as he swerves to avoid the "horns, jackhammers and brake whistles". The title track is one of the strongest from Labor Days, Aesop Rock's critically acclaimed debut, but it's the new material here that impresses. Frantic and paranoid, "Bracket Basher" is full of disjointed down tempo beats and insomniac rhymes that dissolve into a slam poetry style delivery, while "Maintenance" with its sinister vocoder samples is crying out for a more danceable remix. "Alchemy" on the other hand has brooding piano samples and rhymes that come so thick and fast the layers of meaning need careful dissection. But one thing is clear, as Blueprint rants "I make a sad fan appreciate rap again," you won't help but agree. --Caroline Butler

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Sept. 2002
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album, purely on the strength of a few tracks that I'd heard from 'Labor Days', I bought this one first because it is newest and cheapest.... now I own this, 'Labor Days' and 'Float', and I can safely say that Aesop Rock IS hip hop's most unappreciated talent.
His flow is effortlessly eccentric, often hard to decipher, but it fits the vibe of his songs perfectly. His lyrics are deep, they give a REAL insight into the streets of New York City, Aesop rarely raps about gangsters or pimps or prostitutes, he raps about the everyday working struggle, the homeless, and amoung other things, the beautiful escape of hip hop.
One of the most pleasing things about this 8-track EP (don't miss the hidden track, it's one of the best), is the stunningly refined production. Many US underground rap acts right now rely on repetitive, simplistic beats to rhyme over, but Aesop uses utterly brilliant beats, worthy of comparison to the likes of DJ Premier and Dan the Automator.
The best track on 'Daylight' had to be the title track. Good God. I have never witnessed a piece of hip hop so stunning since Common's verse on 'Respiration' by Black Star or the track 'Buggin' Out' by ATCQ. The song 'Daylight' has to be up there along side '3030' by Deltron 3030' as one of the greatest hip hop numbers of all time, it's just that good.
Aside from Daylight, every other track on this album is superb, and anyone who really craves top quality hip hop will be adding this to their Basket now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By simplychris on 15 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
ive been a fan of aesop rock since his appleseed ep days, since then his next two albums float and labor days mesmerised everybody with an unparalleled flow, delivery and a genuine love for language. although these past two albums and the one before the Appleseed EP (...Earthworms) have been stunning, there is a sense of if you dont understand after the first few goes, then you probably wont bother, which is although blatantly unfair, true of most people trying to delve into the murky world of 'underground', 'independent' or even 'abstract' hip hop. what im saying is that for the majority of listeners, aesop rock can be a little too heavy. but this ep (as well as his previous) handles aesop at his best, both daylight and nightlight are fantastic displays of lyricism and production that are quite frankly untouched by his current hip hop peers, the same goes to nickel plated pockets and especially the secret track. but to these ears the ep's jewel is bracket basher, a gem of punchlines and fantastic production. the point is that this is an excellent ep a standard of music all should aspire to produce.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Another excellent release from Aesop Rock 2 May 2002
By J. B. Ware - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This EP is excellent. While it is not as conceptual as his previous release the Labor Days LP, it is full of even more energy. If nothing else buy this album for the incredible hidden track "One of Four." All the songs are dope except for "Brack Basher" and even that is only weak because of the beat. You will enjoy this album.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
AESOP DROPS ANOTHER WINNER 8 Feb. 2002
By pj azzara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
**Before reading this review you should know that I am a huge Aesop Rock fan and my be a little biased. Keep in mind i did my best to give a good representation of this particular work.** Aesop Rock' new ep "Day Light" is a great follow up of his "Labor Days" album. It shows his growth as an emcee and a producer. Block Head manages to take his own production up a knoch as well, yet holds onto that classic Aesop sound. Production on the ep also includes El Producto (company flow) and Blueprint (greenhouse effect). El p's beat on Nickle Plated Pockets is definetly dope ad adds a nice variety. El p is very good at making a beat that suits a rapper very well, and in this case he blends his own sound with Aesop's very well. Blueprint produces and rapps on "alchemy": this is probably my favorite song on the album. Aesop takes a chance and slows his flow down consierably, and nails it. The ep also includes "Maintainance" which was on the "coma" 12" and a secret song. I admit that Aesop is not for eveyone, but if you're diggin the whole Def Jux* scene than you will definitivly feel this ep.
*F_CK RUSSELL SIMONS
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
feed your brain 2 Jan. 2004
By XRodgCC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
this man has been at his game for awhile, and it shows. for all the real heads out there this is a household name, no matter what coast your on, or land locked for that matter. support REAL hip hop, as it slowly turns back to it's artistic roots. Daylight, imo, is Aesop and Blockhead in there finest form. don't sleep, FEED YOUR BRAIN!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
you owe it to yourself to buy this. really. 14 Oct. 2007
By liz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
i agree that it's too short, but that doesn't take away from the total awesomeness of this record. aesop's lyrics are ridiculously good; it's like climbing into his head and experiencing his world, plus i love his voice. and i'm even kept interested by the instrumental tracks, which is rare. sadly, i lost my first copy, but this album is definitely worth buying again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Crisp plunge into the lyrical abyss 16 Dec. 2008
By IRate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Once you wind up this spectacularly bizarre rapper, there really is no down time. The man only gives 110% when it comes to putting pen to paper, and this comes through perhaps clearest in the EP's, especially around this period. If he could be accused of anything it is overreaching poetic ambition, something the shorted format helps alleviate.
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