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Since We Last Spoke

Rjd2 Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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1. Since We Last Spoke
2. Exotic Talk
3. 1976
4. Ring Finger
5. Making Days Longer
6. Someone’s Second Kiss
7. To All Of You
8. Clean Living
9. Iced Lightning
10. Intro
11. Through The Walls
12. One Day
13. De L’Alouette
14. Holy Toledo

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Featuring: Vinyl versions of ''Dead Ringer'' LP, ''The Horror EP'' (first time on vinyl!) ''Since We Last Spoke'' LP, and the exclusive ''Tin Foil Hat'' EP. (7 unreleased RJD2 songs spanning the eras of the first 3 RJD2 releases!) Hand silk screen RJD2 poster, signed and numbered by the dude himself. A beautiful box set , uniquely constructed to hold both ''The Third Hand'' LP, and the forthcoming 5th RJD2 album! Dowload card giving you access to mp3's of all material within, plus exclusive content! Limited to 500 copies.

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Rjd2 ~ Since We Last Spoke

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4.0 out of 5 stars Different, but well done. June 16 2004
By Cancer
Format:Audio CD
When I first read the title of RJ's latest album I was reminded of the Avalanches debut "Since I Left You". I had no idea that the music itself would be so similar.
There should be no duplicity in the fact that "Since We Last Spoke" is far from the sort of hip hop most have come to expect from RJD2 and Def Jux. That being said, I still cannot say this is a bad album. It is fantastic record to simply put on your headphones and get lost in, like a Massive Attack record for example. Far from being "elevator music", it is a liquid soundscape that proves hip-hop DJs can provide more than loop a simple "boom-bap" of a beat.
I would be a fool to say that RJ is the first to try and demonstrate the potential of a hip-hop DJ, however, RJ has succeeded in this endeavour where others (like Prefuse 73) have failed.
Dead Ringer was better (slightly) but definitely a four-star effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Since we last spoke June 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
Though vastly different from his previous album "dead ringer", rjd2 pulls it off again this time incorporating many different styles. Breaking more away from its hip hop roots, "since we last spoke" incorporates more funk,jazz, guitar riffs and such. All in all a very interesting album that was worth the wait for rjd2 fans.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Failed Experimentalism June 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm sure everyone who loved 'Dead Ringer' were waiting for this one. Actually anyone who loved 'Ghostwriter' were probably waiting for this one. This album should be examined from two distinct viewpoints: the people who enjoy hip hop instrumentalism, and people who like electronica/abstract beats. The former will be harshly disappointed, the latter might not be.
In terms of being an RJD2 album, 'Since We Last Spoke' is mediocre at best. The tracks work in the usual "in-out-in-out-out-IN-with-a-finale"-pattern which RJ has made so familiar to us. The problem is that the "in's" are flat. Where are the horns? Where are the scratches? Where are the hard drums? The guitar takes some tracks, like the title track, up to a nice vibe but even they seem to fall short. Still, you can figure out that RJ was reaching for new ground, and sometimes you can appreciate his experimentalism. The bottom line is that the replay value of this album is very low. It's just one of those albums that fade into the background - you don't even notice when you've listened it through. Elevator music.
To put a long story short, a prime example would be DJ Muggs' recent solo excursion, which left Cypress Hill fans crying for injustice but attracted a whole new audience for Muggs. This album has very little to offer for RJD2/Def Jux fans but I'm sure its mellow atmosphere will find its audience.
Check out:
'Since We Last Spoke'
'Someone's Second Kiss'
'Ring Finger'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Masterpiece June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
That's right -- musical masterpiece. RJD2 comes with a album that transcends funk.
This album uses synths, organs, electric guitars, trumpets, the piano, etc. With soft elegant vocals (both male and female) throughout the album.

I bought the album already thinking that I might not like it due to others' escription of it, but I was wrong. It is a compelling smooth groove based album.
It is not a beats album made to be MC'ed over.
This is not an album that you blast out of your car. It is a album that you listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album raised the bar June 8 2004
By "btusa"
Format:Audio CD
This CD hasn't left my CD player since I bought it a week or so ago. It is so, so good. (what else can I say?) The variety and mixture of styles (i.e. funky bubbling basslines with introspective and soulful vocals, indie rock/hip hop stylings, etc.) is so compelling to me that I can't stop listening to it. I can't imagine another album will come out this year, or the next, that is as bangin' as this one. Every song is greatness - I can truely listen to this CD from start to finish, which is extremely rare for me. And it seems like the intire human emotional spectrum is spoken for on this CD - there's a song for every mood. While Dead Ringer took a while to grow on me, this CD grabbed me right from the very beginning nad hasn't let go. And to think that I held off buying this CD because of all the negative reviews!! Shame on me. Where do the nay-sayers come from?? Not here...RJD2 is my musical hero!
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By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I mostly had to write a review not only to say i think the album is dope, but to agree with progress to the fullest. It trips me out when people are so purist about anything in general there is no room for change or growth. But I guess people like what they like. I listen to mostly indie hip hop, but music is music to me in general no mater what it is. None of it really sounds so different to me as far as genres.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Progress June 4 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have been a little surprised at the people who didn't think this album was very good...
Indications of where RJD2 goes on Since We Last Spoke can be heard on his previous releases; it's not really as big a change as some would have you believe. He maintains a steady evolution from one release to the next, so you have to expect some growth and change in his sound with each new album. This isn't purely a hip-hop record, so purists will probably be disappointed. By expecting the same thing out of an artist or genre from year to year, purists are sometimes not inclined to appreciate change when it occurs. I.e., if you're looking for a record to spit rhymes over, this isn't it. This is listening music, and goes in the same individualistic and personal directions that any introspective artist does at times.
The album isn't very long, but it is long enough. A lot of good records would be great if a track or two had been cut, but this record is short enough to prevent you from thinking about that. You do, however, get the feeling that another track or two might have been a bit much.
Some tracks really seem a lot denser and more skillfully arranged than on previous albums. It's a little progressive, and not quite as accessible as earlier work, but not too much so. Still, I think this is what accounts for some of the negative reaction it has received...Since We Last Spoke does require attention and repeated listens in order to fully appreciate it, and while I don't think it is great I do think it is very good, thus four stars.
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