II

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
Buy On
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    60
    Though some lyricless segments blur together, a few stand out.
  2. Q Magazine
    Aug 20, 2013
    60
    Infectious and effective as it is, Moderat II is never quite as overwhelming as it threatens to be. [Sep 2013, p.106]
  3. Mojo
    Aug 13, 2013
    60
    It's a more downbeat affair than their 2009 debut and best envinced by the stuttering tech soul of Gita. [Sep 2013, p.95]
  4. 60
    The trio's manipulation of euphoric rave dynamics on tracks like “Therapy” brings a fresh approach to a tried-and-tested form.
  5. Uncut
    Aug 1, 2013
    60
    Seductive, maybe--but it rather lacks character of its own. [Sep 2013, p.92]
  6. Aug 5, 2013
    50
    Just as their unique names have been combined to form a completely fatuous hybrid, Modeselektor and Apparat have almost completely negated each other's strengths.
  7. Aug 23, 2013
    40
    The pacing is tentative, the tone one of suppressed pain, and the FX custom-designed to denote ‘meaningfulness’ or emotional sensitivity--all rustic organ sounds and tinkling guitar notes.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 28, 2013
    8
    A very likely recommendation for a sunny Saturday afternoon. This is a band who knows what they are doing and regrettably seem overshadowed byA very likely recommendation for a sunny Saturday afternoon. This is a band who knows what they are doing and regrettably seem overshadowed by pastiche bands like Daft Punk. In my opinion Moderat offer something more legitimate than the likes of Daft Punk. A truly underrated gem of an album and band, Full Review »
  2. Aug 8, 2013
    9
    This album is incredible if you happen to understand and enjoy this type of music. To me this is the pinnacle of electronic music and willThis album is incredible if you happen to understand and enjoy this type of music. To me this is the pinnacle of electronic music and will probably be considered my album of the year in all genres. It demands repeated listening. Full Review »