Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Free Reign II is precisely the sort of risky, rejuvenating album Clinic needed at this point in their career, one that audaciously upends the perception that this band just releases the same album over and over.
  2. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Freed by Lopatin from self-imposed sonic limitations, the tracks that last year seemed a little too ice cool, a little too glacial, soar and explore hitherto ignored depths.
  3. Aug 12, 2013
    70
    A band that long ago perfected their sound, such collaborations rather suit them. [Apr 2013, p.68]
  4. 70
    Free Reign II improves upon its predecessor and offers a welcome glance into the usually opaque process of assembling an album.
  5. Aug 9, 2013
    67
    The result's an oddly illuminating listen, perhaps their most austere, pushing Clinic's more off-the-wall elements to the fore--as if the band's fun-house psych mirror got turned on itself.
  6. Aug 9, 2013
    60
    The whole thing would have sufficed as a bonus disc rather than the standalone album it is.

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