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Labor Days
Studio album by Aesop Rock
Released September 18, 2001
Genre Alternative hip-hop
Length 61:03
Label Definitive Jux
Producer Aesop Rock
Omega One
Professional reviews
Aesop Rock chronology
Labor Days

Labor Days is American hip hop artist Aesop Rock's third album, his second major release, and his first on the Definitive Jux record label. It was released on September 18, 2001 to considerable critical acclaim. It is a concept album, painting a portrait of the day-to-day lives of the working class. It features production work from longtime Aesop Rock collaborator Blockhead, including his trademark style of world folk samples.

Labor Days is considered to be Aesop Rock's definitive work, hailing near unanimous praise from all critics, and becoming a cornerstone of the underground rap movement from the late 90's through the present.

The song "Labor" was featured in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4.


Track listing

  1. "Labor" – 2:32
  2. "Daylight" – 4:26
  3. "Save Yourself" – 4:59
    • Produced by Blockead
  4. "Flashflood" – 3:54
    • Produced by Blockead
  5. "No Regrets" – 4:31
    • Produced by Blockead
    • Contains a vocal sample from "I Will Find You" by Clannad and string sample from "The Kiss" by Trevor Jones.
  6. "One Brick" (featuring Illogic) – 4:32
    • Produced by Aesop Rock
  7. "The Tugboat Complex Pt. 3" – 3:46
    • Produced by Blockead
  8. "Coma" – 3:56
    • Produced by Omega One
    • Features an excerpt of "Moving Forward", a track from Lee "Scratch" Perry's 1973 album "Blackboard Jungle Dub".
  9. "Battery" – 5:07
    • Produced by Aesop Rock
  10. "Boombox" – 5:05
    • Produced by Aesop Rock
  11. "Bent Life" (featuring C-Rayz Walz) – 4:49
    • Produced by Blockead
  12. "The Yes and the Y'all" – 4:04
    • Produced by Blockead
  13. "9-5er's Anthem" – 4:38
    • Produced by Blockead
  14. "Shovel" – 4:45
    • Produced by Blockead
    • Contains a sample from "Bucket Of Blood" by Pino Donaggio.


  • "Coma"
    • Release date: July 24, 2001
  • "Boombox"
    • Release date: August 21, 2001
  • "Daylight"
    • Release date: 2001


  • Executive producer: Aesop Rock
  • Engineering: Aesop Rock
  • Mastering: Emily Lazar
  • Art direction: Dan Ezra Lang
  • Design: Dan Ezra Lang

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