Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Mar 28, 2013
    90
    Everything on these two discs fits into the theme and flow.
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    70
    The songs here aren’t fussy recreations of the past. They provide new interpretations of old material.
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    80
    It's an impressive cast, matched by the energy and eccentricity of the contemporary and traditional songs alike. [Jun 2013, p.81]
  4. Mar 12, 2013
    80
    As a 36-song sequel, the album drags at times. But there's buried treasure here too. [Apr 2013, p.112]
  5. Mar 7, 2013
    80
    Producer Hal Willner has dug deep to improve on [the original Rogue's Gallery] and reckons he has a happier collection as a result. [Apr 2013, p.88]
  6. Feb 19, 2013
    60
    Yes, there are duds among these 36 tracks. But they pass the time.
  7. 60
    Inevitably it’s also an adventure in need of an edit.
  8. Mar 22, 2013
    65
    More often than not, it's a fun excursion. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.102]
  9. 75
    The sheer volume of ocean-weary crooning on this Depp co-produced comp is bound to cause some seasickness, though Tom Waits bark about rum-fueled heartbreak and Patti Smith coo about mermaids should stave off scurvy. [1 Mar 2013, p.66]
  10. Feb 28, 2013
    80
    Patchy, maybe, but for the most part it's enormous fun.
  11. 60
    Son of Rogues Gallery merits a couple of hours of anyone’s time. Just don’t expect to put it all on repeat. The tracks you do will be worth it.
  12. Feb 25, 2013
    80
    All in all, it’s a refreshingly varied voyage.
  13. Feb 19, 2013
    50
    It works better in theory than in practice.
  14. Feb 21, 2013
    67
    It's equal in heft to the first one, and just as uneven.
  15. 80
    This follow-up to the original 2006 Rogue's Gallery sea-shanty compilation is slightly less salty but just as broad-ranging musically.
  16. There are 36 performances, most of them evincing a spumey "aaaargh, Jim-lad" recreational vibe.
  17. Jun 4, 2013
    60
    Really, it just suffers from sequel syndrome, as there’s a fine single-disc collection buried within some over-blown, try-hard choices.

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