Event II

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 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.
  2. Magnet
    Oct 18, 2013
    80
    The tunes where this trio goes it alone are audacious. [No. 103, p.54]
  3. Q Magazine
    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]
  4. Oct 9, 2013
    80
    It's hard to complain much about Event II given Del's razor sharp wit and deft tongue skills.
  5. 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.
  6. Under The Radar
    Oct 1, 2013
    80
    Here's at least one aspect of the future dystopia that was worth the wait. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.89]
  7. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Del the Funky Homosapien hasn’t lost his verbose velocity, and his partners retain their gift for brooding airs and funk grandeur. But what felt ahead of its time around the turn of this millennium now scans as classicism, only tweaked to include newer co-conspirators like Emily Wells.
  8. 80
    whilst there’s nothing that can quite hold a candle to ‘Things you can do’ on ’3030′, Event II is a consistent, original record.
  9. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Deltron veterans will get the most out of this return, as their cherished classic goes from secret to high-profile, all while keeping the legacy intact.
  10. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Delete the rest of the interludes and you'll have a worthy sequel to Deltron's debut.
  11. Oct 2, 2013
    78
    Event II is a satisfactory sequel, if not quite a gem on its own merit.
  12. Oct 1, 2013
    75
    y clinging so closely to the first album’s template, Event II risks playing like a lesser copy, but there’s no real dip in quality here.
  13. 70
    There is an admirable consistency to the production, and at its best Event II is touched by greatness.
  14. Oct 10, 2013
    60
    There are a few too many “Get off my lawn, kids” moments, and the interludes are entirely unnecessary (hi, the Lonely Island), but as far as comebacks go, this album is anything but a non-event.
  15. 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.
  16. 60
    It’s still engaging in places, but it never comes close to reaching the level of its predecessor.
  17. Oct 1, 2013
    60
    There’s just too much ambition and not enough energy to support Event II fully. Planet Deltron used to be more fun.
  18. Oct 2, 2013
    57
    Despite the overcooked jumble of your typical oft-delayed all-star concept record, it really does fall together as pure music. Just stop paying too much attention to Del's lyrics.
  19. Oct 1, 2013
    55
    just as the sequel-ness inherently implies, faithfulness to their past work sinks Event II, as just the sound and goals of the album seem out of place in 2013 and overly nostalgic, without adding much to the conversation that seemed long finished.
  20. 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.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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, JosephDefinitely 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 Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2013
    9
    Amazingly composed, faithful to the original, and awesome just as great as ever. Guest appearance/comedic interludes from David Cross andAmazingly 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. Full Review »