Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    100
    More diverse than the series debut. [3 Mar 2006, p.102]
  2. Congotronics 2 sticks closely to the sonics of the first volume, possibly because the bands do actually sound similar, or possibly because the bands have been recorded in similar fashion.
  3. This being anthropology, pretty much, a sampler is the ideal introduction.
  4. This compilation goes for breadth where Konono’s Congotronics went for depth.
  5. The pace isn't all breakneck; vocal approaches range from blanket chanting to raucous call-and-response, and some stretches are plain-gasp--pretty.
  6. While the sounds of these bands will certainly be familiar to fans of Konono, there is a remarkable amount of variety on the disc.
  7. This is exciting music, and Congotronics 2, with its good new bands, extrapolates fruitfully on Congotronics.
  8. Uncut
    70
    Initially seems more listener-friendly than Volume 1... [but] Congotronics remains radical listening. [Jan 2006, p.125]
  9. Under The Radar
    70
    Sounds like nothing else in modern music. [#13, p.96]
  10. It didn't take long to turn the novel clank and grind of Kinshasa junkyard techno assault unit Konono No. 1 into an easy-to-use formula with enormous money-making potential.
  11. Check the track by Sobanza Mimanisa, who add guitar and more melody to the mix, as well as the accompanying DVD, which beautifully documents the recording of the CD.
  12. What's lacking this time around is the cohesiveness of the Konono No. 1 record.

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  1. MbeleketeRDC
    Mar 14, 2006
    10
    the videos are of great help to appreciate the music.