Event II - Deltron 3030
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  • Summary: Dan the Automator, The Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala return 13 years later with the follow-up to the sci-fi concept album about Deltron Zero and his fight against corporations. Guest appearances include: Damon Albarn, Black Rob, Zack De La Rocha, David Cross, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Lonely Island, Mike Patton, and Amber Tamblyn. Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
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  1. Oct 2, 2013
    80
    It’s a true spiritual successor to the original, and is everything fans could have asked for: a worthy follow-up, well-thought-out standalone project, and a very necessary commentary on society, government, and machinations by which the two interact.
  2. Oct 11, 2013
    80
    Hard to believe they needed 13 years to make it, but Event 2 is well worth the wait. [Nov 2013, p.103]
  3. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Perhaps the biggest strength of 3030 was its playability. The story unfolded organically over multiple listens, and Event II successfully replicates this.
  4. Oct 2, 2013
    78
    Event II is a satisfactory sequel, if not quite a gem on its own merit.
  5. 70
    There is an admirable consistency to the production, and at its best Event II is touched by greatness.
  6. Oct 3, 2013
    60
    Not everything works on an album that is perhaps slightly too long, however, there is a pleasing sense of ambition to Dan, The Automator’s symphonic productions, tinged with an old school flavour.
  7. Nov 7, 2013
    50
    Event 2 sounds close enough to the first launch that an outwardly futuristic disc sounds oddly dated. Eight years in the making, the sequel doesn't venture where no man has gone before, but it's a worthy return trip for fans of the maiden voyage.

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  1. Oct 5, 2013
    9
    Amazingly composed, faithful to the original, and awesome just as great as ever. Guest appearance/comedic interludes from David Cross and others are amusing, Quite a set of guest artists (Zack De La Rocha from Rage Against The Machine among others). No complaints, and only praise here. Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2014
    9
    Definitely deserves more credit than its gotten. Not a bad album at all. Filled with instrumentation and incredible features. I mean, Joseph Gordon Levitt on the intro...brilliant. Love it Expand