The Audience's Listening

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. DavidN
    Aug 25, 2006
    9
    Very enjoyable, reminds me in parts of Kid Koala's "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" (which is no bad thing) and the tracks that feature emcees demonstrate that he was right to cut his ties with J5 (Their disappointing new album shows how much he's missed) in that he's able to get away from the old skool vibe that J5 favoured. My highlights are The Garden (obviously), What's Very enjoyable, reminds me in parts of Kid Koala's "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" (which is no bad thing) and the tracks that feature emcees demonstrate that he was right to cut his ties with J5 (Their disappointing new album shows how much he's missed) in that he's able to get away from the old skool vibe that J5 favoured. My highlights are The Garden (obviously), What's The Altitude? and Spoon. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. JasonT
    Jul 18, 2006
    10
    Cut Chemist demonstrates to perfection the way turntablism should be done - and you can dance to it, or drive to it, clean your house, etc. This is a fun and fantastic cd.
  3. TLR
    Jul 18, 2006
    10
    This album is great because it is a lot more inviting than most DJ albums. The DJ as outsider or the DJ as host to innumerable MC's has worn the path. This is refreshing in that it has a place for the listener to give as wel as receive. Good job!!!
  4. LawrenceP
    Aug 15, 2006
    8
    A real fun and exciting ride that will put a smile on your face. Fav track is the funky "A Peak In Time." This is more worthwhile your money than the latest J5 release. If you like older RJD2 or newer DJ SHADOW, pick this one up...it will hit the spot.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Urb
    80
    Apparently channeling Stereolab, Dilated Peoples and the ghost of Esquivel, Cut Chemist finds that everything is fair game if you are witty and skilled enough to connect the dots. [Jun 2006, p.108]
  2. He gets through a dizzying number of samples and almost as many genres.
  3. Expertly tows the line between old-school hip-hop homage and forward-looking experimentation.