Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Mar 28, 2019
    90
    The Road: Part II is doubling down at its finest. The sixth studio album from UNKLE is nothing short of a musical odyssey, and takes special care to bring back the prestige of the playlist. Split into two acts, Lavelle masterfully builds a beginning, middle and end to each section, moving "from light to dark, from brute force to tenderness" in a way that documents the highs and lows of being out on the road.
  2. Apr 2, 2019
    80
    While Part 2 might not be quite as excellent as Part 1, the album as a whole contains some of Lavelle’s best work.
  3. Mar 26, 2019
    80
    The Road is at once the antithesis of quick-fire culture and the very embodiment of it: a mixtape, picking and choosing the best bits and distilling them into one heady brew. Bring on Part III.
  4. Apr 16, 2019
    70
    The Road: Part II (Lost Highway) is one of Lavelle's most demanding projects. With the ever-growing list of collaborators and increasingly ambitious concept for the trilogy, Lavelle navigates a multitude of concerns, structurally and aesthetically.
  5. Apr 2, 2019
    65
    The Road: Part II / Lost Highway can be heavy going at times, but there's still enough going on here to justify its existence.
  6. Q Magazine
    Mar 26, 2019
    60
    The two 40-minute "acts" open with cinematic flair, building from atmospheric, Mark Lanegan-assisted opener Requiem (When You Talk Of love) to the Massive Attack-like turbulence of Nothing To Give. The second act proves less assured. [May 2019, p.116]
  7. Mojo
    Mar 26, 2019
    60
    Part II sprawls across paranoid Massive Attack-style locked grooves (Nothing To Give), ethereal folk-prog (Sun), gushing, orchestral breakbeat (Only You) and narco rock/electronica hybrid (Crucifixion/A Prophet). [May 2019, p.87]
  8. Mar 28, 2019
    50
    Lavelle's trading on past glory and continued sifting through fallout can be wearisome, but his high level of enthusiasm can be sensed throughout.
  9. Uncut
    Mar 26, 2019
    50
    There are more fine moments--"powder Man" is softly somnambulant, and the cinematic soundscape of "Kubrick" is an intoxicating affair--but self-editing is notably absent. [Apr 2019, p.39]
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Apr 30, 2019
    8
    Отличная вещь. Лэнегана привезли, a Prophet спели - большое спасибо! Заверните еще!
  2. Apr 16, 2019
    5
    UNKLE's new album is not that pristine as the first part. It is a great musical journey of Lavelle's music history but is missing the keyUNKLE's new album is not that pristine as the first part. It is a great musical journey of Lavelle's music history but is missing the key point of his music. Full Review »