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  • Summary: The hip-hop producer attempts a "pop" album for the first time on this third release, utilizing all live instrumentation and even singing on almost all of the tracks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. That's why artists like RJD2 are important: They're brave, they're risk takers, and modern music needs more of them. [Apr 2007, p.192]
  2. An unexpected treat. [Apr 2007, p.122]
  3. 70
    It's essentially a pop record--albeit a complex and cleverly arranged one. [Apr 2007, p.115]
  4. RJD2 has made an record that simply doesn’t play to his strengths.
  5. For all its comparative brave departures and originality, The Third Hand just isn’t particularly engaging.
  6. A disappointment, maybe, but that’s to be expected – and shouldn’t we prefer that he want to give us something new?
  7. It will forever tarnish everything you ever liked about him, as you will suddenly view him as an eccentric crackpot who is more interested in making "Paper Bubbles" than good music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12