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  • Summary: This is the solo debut for the veteran turntablist / DJ / producer, formerly of Jurassic 5.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Each of the dozen tracks on his debut is a fully realized vignette that makes a particular locale startlingly vivid. [Sep 2006, p.230]
  2. Strap on some headphones and enjoy the ride.
  3. It might be too early to call Cut Chemist's "The Audience's Listening" a masterpiece in 2006, let alone in the pantheon of all-time great turntablist albums like "Wave Twisters," but Cut Chemist defintely proves here that branching out from Jurassic 5 to pursue a solo career was anything but a mistake.
  4. If Cut Chemist can recreate the effortless fusion of the album's second half, perhaps someday he can make an album worth listening to from beginning to end.
  5. Cut Chemist makes frisky, gleeful funk that touches on Brazilian samba, surf rock, and even polka, without losing the beat. [21 Jul 2006, p.70]
  6. 70
    Chemist eschews masturbatory scratch showcases in favour of artfully constructed, utterly oddball 'songs'. [Aug 2006, p.103]
  7. The Audience's Listening is kinda like a Fatboy Slim B-sides collection circa 1998 without the catchy bits.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4