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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 60
    It’s still engaging in places, but it never comes close to reaching the level of its predecessor.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  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 »