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  • Summary: This is a second compilation of B-sides and live recordings from 2009-2011 from the folk and punk singer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    It lurches, as such compilations sometimes do, but those lurches, are from intimate to inviting, triumphant to introspective and funny to heartfelt. [14 Jan 2012, p.51]
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    It finds the heart of everything from "The Reak Damage" through to "Glory Hallulejah" and is content to let that heart meander at its own pace, and a result it rivals his more deliberate studio releases, breathtaking as they are.
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    70
    A rather ramshackle collection of rarities, The Second Three Years is perhaps more for his long-term fan base rather than any new converts, but it's an intriguing listen that suggests Turner's slow-burning rise to fame could reach even loftier heights.
  4. Feb 24, 2012
    70
    Much like Nirvana's 'Incesticide' or Smashing Pumpkins 'Pisces Iscariot', this is an excellent record in its own right, and an essential addition to any collection for both ardent Frankophiles as well as those just discovering him.
  5. Feb 24, 2012
    30
    The covers portion is entirely without merit, Turner having managed to extract every last atom of enjoyment from every single one of the songs he's chosen.