- Summary: This is a second compilation of live singles, B-sides, and covers for the San Francisco band.
- Record Label: Sick Thirst
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Psychedelic
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Where Vol. 1 presented shorter versions of singles from their earliest incarnation and shaped them into a seamless full-length, this set is different in approach and sound, though no less worthy. It covers a wider sonic scope and brings us up to 2009 in their evolution.
While there will always be the criticism that a Wooden Shjips record is a merely an acquired taste of familiar morsels, the ripened fruits within never fail to satisfy the palette on every count, and even though some of Vol. 2 may be three years old, its a more than worthy addition to anyone's sonic menu.
You'd be forgiven for expecting little more than fan-bait out of a release that gathers the band's between-album singles and rarities. But the big draw of Wooden Shjips is the way they go about streamlining multiple strains of psychedelic rock with the single-mindedness of a band more interested in refinement than experimentation, and there's plenty of refined material on Vol. 2.
|Doolittle 25 - Pixies|
|The Velvet Underground [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - The Velvet Underground|
|Physical Graffiti [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar|
|Black Messiah - D'Angelo|
|The Smithsonian Folkways Collection [Box Set] - Lead Belly|
|Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky: The Complete Pretty Things Collection [Box Set] - The Pretty Things|
|Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens|
|No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney|
|G Stands For Go-Betweens, Vol. 1 [Box Set] - The Go-Betweens|
|Apex Predator - Easy Meat - Napalm Death|
|Hand.Cannot.Erase. - Steven Wilson|
|The Fade in Time - Sam Lee|
|The Mindsweep - Enter Shikari|
|From Kinshasa - Mbongwana Star|
|Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett|
|Choose Your Weapon - Hiatus Kaiyote|
|Extra Painful - Yo La Tengo|
|Complicated Game - James McMurtry|
|Ten Love Songs - Susanne Sundfør|