Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 19, 2012
    80
    II's best moments actually come when the songs sound like nothing either singer has ever done. [Nov 2012, p.90]
  2. 70
    II feels like a collaboration in the purest sense.
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    91
    On II, Bad Books have proven that they are more than Manchester Orchestra with Kevin Devine or vice versa by dropping any ego and making a cohesive record. Thankfully, all of us reap the benefit.
  4. Bad Books' II is the band finally discovering its sweet spot, as the album's eleven tracks are firing on all cylinders.
  5. Oct 16, 2012
    70
    With beautifully harmonised vocals sitting alongside pared-down guitar lines, their lyrical themes of love and loss will hit nerves you never knew you had.

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