Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

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  1. Entertainment Weekly
    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
    Initially seems more listener-friendly than Volume 1... [but] Congotronics remains radical listening. [Jan 2006, p.125]
  9. Under The Radar
    Sounds like nothing else in modern music. [#13, p.96]

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