The Third Hand

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This article is about the album from the musician RJD2. For the type of jig used in soldering and craftwork, see Helping hand (tool).
The Third Hand
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Studio album by RJD2
Released March 6, 2007 (2007-03-06)
Genre Hip hop, electronic, rock, pop
Length 47:05
Label XL Recordings
Producer RJD2
RJD2 chronology
Since We Last Spoke
(2004)
The Third Hand
(2007)
The Colossus
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B-[3]
Billboard mixed[4]
MusicOMH 4/5 stars[5]
NME 5/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 3.7/10[7]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[8]
Spin mixed[9]
Stylus Magazine C+[10]

The Third Hand is the third studio album by RJD2.[11] It was released on XL Records on March 6, 2007.[1] The Third Hand Instrumentals, an instrumental version of the album, was also released in 2007.[2][12]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, The Third Hand received an average score of 60% based on 28 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 1:00
2. "You Never Had It So Good" 4:04
3. "Have Mercy" 3:18
4. "Reality" 3:01
5. "Work It Out" 3:26
6. "Laws of the Gods" 2:10
7. "Get It" 3:30
8. "Someday" 1:22
9. "The Bad Penny" 4:04
10. "Beyond the Beyond" 3:57
11. "Sweet Piece" 4:00
12. "Rules for Normal Living" 4:03
13. "Paper Bubbles" 2:49
14. "Just When" 3:28
15. "The Evening Gospel" 2:53
16. "The Past Time" (iTunes bonus track) 9:22
17. "The Wilderness" (iTunes bonus track) 3:42

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard 200[13] 190
Independent Albums[14] 23
Heatseekers Albums[15] 5

Reception[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Third Hand by Rjd2". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "RJD2 - The Third Hand". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ Murray, Noel (March 13, 2007). "RJD2: The Third Hand". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Vrabel, Jeff (February 27, 2007). "Review: RJD2's 'The Third Hand'". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ Hands, Steve (March 5, 2007). "RJD2 – The Third Hand". MusicOMH. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  6. ^ Mackay, Emily (March 2, 2007). "RJD2: The Third Hand". NME. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ Patrin, Nate (March 9, 2007). "RJD2: The Third Hand". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ Heaton, Dave (March 8, 2007). "Rjd2: The Third Hand". PopMatters. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  9. ^ Harris, Keith (March 15, 2007). "RJD2, 'The Third Hand' (XL)". Spin. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ Weiss, Jeff (March 8, 2007). "RJD2 - The Third Hand". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ Kharas, Kev (January 4, 2007). "Album news: RJD2 shows his Third Hand". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ Hamilton, Pierre (August 14, 2007). "RJD2: The Third Hand Instrumentals". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rjd2 - Chart history - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Rjd2 - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Rjd2 - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 

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