More Is Than Isn't

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More Is Than Isn't
RJD2 More Is Than Isn't.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
GenreHip hop, electronica
Length59:28
LabelRJ's Electrical Connections
ProducerRJD2
RJD2 chronology
The Colossus
(2010)
More Is Than Isn't
(2013)
Dame Fortune
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundC+[3]
Exclaim!5/10[4]
Exclaim!6/10[5]
Pitchfork7.7/10[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]

More Is Than Isn't is the fifth solo studio album by RJD2.[8] It was released on RJ's Electrical Connections on October 8, 2013.[9] It peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,[10] as well as number 10 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 72% based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, saying, "even if More Is Than Isn't doesn't flow as well as his previous efforts, this everything-and-the-kitchen-sink experience is dazzling, always leaving the listener wondering what might come next."[2] Nate Patrin of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.7 out of 10, saying: "While the vocal tracks are well-realized, this is the first album RJ's made in a long time that actually feels like it's satisfied to say most of what it has to say in instrumental form."[6]

Cleveland Scene placed it at number 9 on the "Top 10 Albums and Singles You Didn't Hear in 2013" list.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Suite 1"Ramble Krohn2:01
2."Temperamental" (featuring Phonte Coleman)Krohn, Phonte Coleman3:27
3."Behold, Numbers!"Krohn4:33
4."Her Majesty's Socialist Request"Krohn3:45
5."A Lot of Night Ahead of You"Krohn2:56
6."Bathwater" (featuring P. Blackk)Krohn, Pedro Fequiere Jr.3:06
7."Milk Tooth"Krohn3:56
8."Suite 2"Krohn1:48
9."Winter Isn't Coming"Krohn4:13
10."See You Leave" (featuring STS and Khari Mateen)Krohn, Khari Mateen, STS4:59
11."Got There, Sugar?"Krohn4:29
12."Love and Go" (featuring Aaron Livingston)Krohn, Aaron Livingston4:30
13."Descended from Myth"Krohn6:14
14."Dirty Hands"Krohn3:48
15."It All Came to Me in a Dream" (featuring Blueprint)Krohn, Al Shepard3:17
16."Suite 3"Krohn2:26

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 39
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "More Is Than Isn't by Rjd2". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "RJD2 - More Is Than Isn't". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Staples, Derek (October 10, 2013). "RJD2 – More Is Than Isn't". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  4. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (October 4, 2013). "RJD2: More Is Than Isn't". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  5. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (October 7, 2013). "RJD2: More Is Than Isn't". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Patrin, Nate (October 7, 2013). "RJD2: More Is Than Isn't". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  7. ^ HC (October 14, 2013). "RJD2: More Is Than Isn't". PopMatters. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  8. ^ Reed, Ryan (September 30, 2013). "RJD2 Shows Ambition on 'More Is Than Isn't' – Album Premiere". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  9. ^ Coplan, Chris (July 10, 2013). "RJD2 announces new album, More Is Than Isn't". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Rjd2: Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Rjd2: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  12. ^ Stoops, Patrick (December 27, 2013). "Top 10 Albums and Singles You Didn't Hear in 2013". Cleveland Scene. Retrieved March 31, 2016.

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