A Book of Human Language

A Book of Human Language is a studio album by American rapper Aceyalone. It was released on Project Blowed in 1998. The album was entirely produced by Mumbles.

A Book of Human Language
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 14, 1998 (1998-04-14)
GenreAlternative hip hop, experimental hip hop
LabelProject Blowed
Aceyalone chronology
All Balls Don't Bounce
A Book of Human Language
Accepted Eclectic
Professional ratings
Review scores
CMJ New Music Monthlyfavorable[2]

Critical reception

Bill Cassel of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "Aceyalone wins major points for even trying to tackle weighty topics like life, death, time, and language."[1] Brian Coleman of CMJ New Music Monthly called it "one of the most intelligent albums" of the year.[2] Malik Singleton of Vibe described it as "an uninhibited exhibition of lyric artistry laid over jazzy breakbeats and rare groove loops".[4]

In 2015, Fact placed it at number 24 on its list of the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time".[5]

Track listing

2."The Guidelines"4:47
4."The Balance"5:07
5."The Energy"1:39
6."The Hurt"4:33
7."The Hold"3:40
8."The Walls & Windows"5:42
9."The Jabberwocky"1:52
10."The Grandfather Clock"4:57
11."The Reason"1:21
12."The March"2:04
13."The Vision"1:26
14."The Faces"4:16
15."The Hunt Prelude"1:19
16."The Hunt"4:42
17."The Catch"1:25
18."The Thief in the Night"6:45
19."Human Language"7:47


  1. Cassel, Bill. "A Book of Human Language - Aceyalone". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  2. Coleman, Brian (April 1998). "Hip-Hop". CMJ New Music Monthly: 63.
  3. Tomer, Matt (December 12, 2006). "Aceyalone :: A Book of Human Language :: Project Blowed". RapReviews.com. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  4. Singleton, Malik (March 1998). "Revolutions". Vibe: 142.
  5. "24. Aceyalone - A Book of Human Language (Project Blowed, 1998)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
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