Pilot Talk II - Curren$y

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    Pilot Talk II is brilliant because it builds on its excellent predecessor, but finds just a touch more focus.
  2. Nov 30, 2010
    The rare misstep "Silence," full of murky warbling, highlights the delicate balance between chill and boring. Still, when it works, it works.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    On the sequel, Curren$y and Ski go even further with that central idea, pushing into sleepy, smooth funk territory that fits Curren$y's rap style perfectly.
  4. Dec 10, 2010
    A minor release for Curren$y still bests most major hip-hop releases, and this Pilot Talk sequel relishes in the rapper's expanding set of skills.
  5. Nov 30, 2010
    If Pilot Talk was the daylight that showcased Curren$y's talent to the world, part 2 is that evening's afterparty.
  6. Nov 30, 2010
    Sometimes a sequel can out do the original. That's the case with Curren$y's follow-up to Pilot Talk, thanks largely to stepped-up production by Ski Beatz, whose beats sound like a minute hasn't passed since he worked on Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt.
  7. Nov 30, 2010
    Highly desirable for Currensy fans who like his material at its most loose and free, just don't start here.
  8. Mar 11, 2011
    There's immense lyrical potential, manifesting itself in lines like "Emotional luggage, nothin' of it, I don't check bags / I just carry on, leave that bullshit in the past," or "Master the flow, Alaska-cold / silent foot, assassin approach / high when I stroll / not even leavin' footprints in the snow," but it never quite carries over to the entire song. From that point of view this sequel is more of an afterthought to "Pilot Talk" than an afterburner.
  9. Jan 13, 2011
    While similar in feel to it's predecessor, Pilot Talk, this follow-up is much less commercial in approach. The backdrop, though sometimes redundant, is more intimate, substituting any real peaks of audio genius for a solid, cohesive chilled-out-smoke-and-float ambiance.
  10. 60
    It lacks the consistency and unique feel that the original had in abundance, and lacks the quality hooks that defined his debut.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 8, 2012
    A completely worthy follow up to Pilot Talk. The songs with young roddy and trademark are killer on this album. Airborne Aquarium, Famous, and Flight Briefing are enough to own this album, lucky for us all the other songs are good too. Full Review »
  2. Jan 21, 2012
    With songs like Hold On, Michael Knight, Silence, Famous and basically the whole CD, Curren$y has once again proved that his lyrics are to be reckoned with. Full Review »
  3. NJR
    May 6, 2011
    Another beautifully soulful album from Curren$y. It carries on right from where the original left off. The guest spots are for me the only area in which this LP's quality dipps from PT1. However the more focused, cold production is most certainly an improvement and Curren$y's lyrics continue to grow. If PT1 was your soundtrack for the summer then this will be your soundtrack to the winter. I can't imagine many artists could drop 2 LP's within 6 months and never make the listener lose interest. Very much looking forward to the next installment which will be released through Warner, hopefully that will mean a bigger budget and more promotion. Full Review »