Richard D. James Album

Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1996 Ratings: #37 / 126
User Score
1996 Rank: #30
Liked by 444 people
November 4, 1996 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rhino, Warp / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

It makes sense that the one-man-band ambient auteur would name his latest album after himself — Richard D. James is his quirkiest, most personal work under the Aphex Twin moniker.

90
AllMusic

With all the Aphex Twin's curious idiosyncracies, though, Richard D. James Album is a very listenable record and a worthy follow-up to I Care Because You Do.

84
Pitchfork

What really threw me was the damn beats which were all fucking over the place. Just when your brain starts to comprehend a rhythmic pattern, the beat shifts, turns left and crushes your torso under the steering wheel.

70
SPIN

Richard D. James may be the first electronica LP that not only gropes for narrative but also aspires to an abstract sort of autobiography.

70
Rolling Stone

Richard D. James takes Aphex Twin even further from techno conventions, combining jolting beats, pristine melodic fragments and random noises into elegant – if at times unnerving – futuristic pop.

70
The Sydney Morning Herald

True to the duality hinted at in its title, This album lacks a single cohesive identity.

luna128
90

alright richard you did good but get the scary man off the cover art and we can negotiate maybe a 10

pengtings
71

me staring at someone across the street before disappearing behind a truck that passes infront of me

Fhhgvnjscvbbg
90

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speedmaster
89

Richard stop looking at me Please the album was really good just stop it

superpizzatime
100

richard, yeah?

QTsabrina
92

If the last track was removed it would have been a 100

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Track List

14
3:37
95
2Cornish Acid
2:14
85
3Peek 82454201
3:05
84
4Fingerbib
3:48
94
5Carn Marth
2:33
87
6To Cure a Weakling Child
4:03
88
7Goon Gumpas
2:02
83
8Yellow Calx
3:04
88
9Girl/Boy Song
4:52
91
10Logan Rock Witch
3:33
78
Total Length: 32 minutes
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Added on: August 14, 2012