Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    91
    Feet to the fire, Odd Future delivers.
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    84
    Disturbing. Hilarious. Vapid. Thought-provoking. Misogynistic. Empathetic. Odd Future is all of this at once.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    If The OF Tape Vol. 2 proves one thing it's that Odd Future aren't just a product of the Internet hype machine.
  4. It sounds like fun; precisely what the Odd Future discography has been lacking lately.
  5. Mar 22, 2012
    75
    The tape incorporates all of Odd Future's members with surprising ease (not an easy task considering all the stylistic differences at play) and pieces together the first release in over a year that'll remind people why they liked the group so much in the first place.
  6. May 16, 2012
    72
    Here the stylistic plurality advances beyond likable ADHD-antics to the point where it no longer leaves the listening value unscathed.
  7. Aug 22, 2012
    70
    Overall, Odd Future's shock value rap style comes across less intense on this project. [#252, p.89]
  8. Apr 10, 2012
    70
    The strength and the weakness of the Odd Future crew is that Tyler does stand out from the rest of the Wolf Gang, and in many ways.
  9. Mar 30, 2012
    70
    You can't fault the gang for wanting to let everyone from Mike G to Taco Bennett get their moment in the spotlight, but by doing so we're left with a tape that distinctly lacks cohesion. Even still, virtually every member of the group shows marked improvement here.
  10. Mar 23, 2012
    70
    The OF Tape Vol 2 is an excellent addition to the group's canon.
  11. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    Hype warranted, the mystery continues, and while no kid should write "666" on their forehead before getting their driver's license, Odd Future remains a vital force in the hip-hop underground.
  12. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    Even though the album produces only a handful of great moments--Earl Sweatshirt's presence is still sorely missed--there's relief in knowing that everything remains raw.
  13. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    The O.F Tape Volume 2 has a fizzy energy that elevates it above its limitations.
  14. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    With them, hip-hop's fun again.
  15. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    With razor sharp, expletive-ridden lyrics and tight beats aplenty, it's undoubtedly Odd Future's most accomplished album to date.
  16. 67
    For better or worse, OF might actually be growing up.
  17. Jul 18, 2012
    60
    OFWGKTA are talented, if not as ground-breaking as they think. [Jun 2012, p.85]
  18. May 2, 2012
    60
    They're pop-culture-versed update on the Gravesiggaz, murky collective efforts like "NY (Ned Flanders)" popping with grisly imagination. [Jun 2012, p.80]
  19. Apr 5, 2012
    60
    The tracks do not really flow into each other or sound good in sequence, but individually some records do shine.
  20. Mar 26, 2012
    60
    There are just enough bright spots to make this all worthwhile for those too old to wear BAPE.
  21. 60
    Too many things happen here, from the Brick Squad-type rave-ups to Ocean's R&B laments, for it to ever sound like a truly unified, full-length group project.
  22. Mar 22, 2012
    60
    OF Tape, Vol. 2 works within itself, and adds another project to the growing catalog of the collective.
  23. Mar 26, 2012
    50
    The 17 tracks that precede Oldie are a hodgepodge of styles and line-ups; they're random in an ineffective way, with crew members seemingly shoe-horned together and the songs rolled out with little thought as to how the mixtape-slash-album plays as a whole.
  24. Mar 27, 2012
    40
    Over the course of OF Tape Vol 2, souless-ness has curdled into banality.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Apr 1, 2012
    8
    Wow. So proud of this record and have been waiting on it for a while. Not dissapointed at all. Odd Future cant seem to release anything bad. Highlights are Ned Flander, Forest Green, Analog 2 (Tyler sings at the end), White and Oldie... Every song is amazing though so give it a listen! Full Review »
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    9
    A very good overall album, especially considering there are 18 songs and only about 3 to 4 songs you'd want to skip. Odd Future's rapping skills have improved dramatically. Its a very diverse album, from the first song being sort of a rap battle with Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis with a nice beat, to songs like "White" and "Analog 2" that break up the pace. (In a good way) . Like I said, whats great about the album is that the songs are very diverse, and most of the songs are great. Each members rapping is way beyond anything they've put out before, and the beats on these tracks are crazy good. A definite buy if you are an Odd Future fan, and definitely one you should take a look at if you are a hip hop fan in general. Full Review »
  3. Aug 6, 2012
    2
    I was an Odd Future fan before the big blow up, but still anticipated every release after Tyler's "Yonkers" hit. I became happy for them and was very proud to be a fan of something so unique and original. Once I heard this mixtape; they lost a fan. This piece of garbage is embarrassing. I am frankly ashamed to see people saying this was good. I've heard better production in metalcore songs. Tyler and his crew have let the fame get to their head and are releasing pieces of garbage to the public, in exchange for petty money. Tisk tisk. Full Review »