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The Third Hand Instrumentals


Download links and information about The Third Hand Instrumentals by RJD2. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 47:08 minutes.

Artist: RJD2
Release date: 2007
Genre: Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 47:08
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No. Title Length
1. Intro 1:00
2. You Never Had It So Good 4:04
3. Have Mercy 3:17
4. Reality 3:01
5. Work It Out 3:26
6. Laws of the Gods 2:10
7. Get It 3:30
8. Someday 1:21
9. The Bad Penny 4:11
10. Beyond the Beyond 3:57
11. Sweet Piece 4:01
12. Rules for Normal Living 4:03
13. Paper Bubbles 2:49
14. Just When 3:27
15. The Evening Gospel 2:51



Give Rjd2 credit — he certainly couldn't have moved from undie rap to indie pop without believing in the music he's making. It's no wonder he felt he had to move from Definitive Jux, the home of Aesop Rock and Murs, to XL, the home of Thom Yorke and Lemon Jelly, to have any hope of being taken seriously. And while there's no hint of hip-hop anywhere here, The Third Hand is a surprisingly natural mix of his beat-heavy productions and kaleidoscopic tastes with reflective songwriting and plaintive vocals. Sample spotters beware, everything on the record was written, produced, and most importantly, performed by Rjd2 in his home studio. So, after the gigantic mind shift required to reflect on a record that needs to be compared to Broadcast rather than Blueprint, it has to be admitted that Rjd2 is onto something here. His vocals are thin but tuneful, and he has a knack for good harmonies. His productions still overwhelm the songs, reflecting the requirements of hip-hop instead of pop, but they're far better than what's found on the majority of indie pop records. Two skills he has mastered in the past, mood and texture, make this record especially good; witness the transitions from the quiet short-form piece "Someday" into the wide-ranging instrumental "The Bad Penny" into the highlight of the record, "Beyond the Beyond." [An instrumental version of the album also appeared in 2007.]