II - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Track Listing
  1. From the Sun
  2. Swim & Sleep (Like a Shark)
  3. So Good at Being in Trouble
  4. One at a Time
  5. The Opposite of Afternoon
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  1. From the Sun
  2. Swim & Sleep (Like a Shark)
  3. So Good at Being in Trouble
  4. One at a Time
  5. The Opposite of Afternoon
  6. No Need for a Leader
  7. Monki
  8. Dawn
  9. Faded in the Morning
  10. Secret Xtians
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For his dense, mellow second album, Ruban Nielson continues to challenge himself and his audience by working within the detailed sonic framework crafted on Unknown Mortal Orchestra's 2011 debut. Like on Nielson's first outing, the songs are a hodgepodge of collaged headphone candy, revolving around his childlike vocals, wonder, and multi-layered production, but here, lighthearted pop melodies are obscured by a melancholy tone. There are hooks, but they are not quite as obvious. This can be a good thing, however. Even if II ...

II 2013, Jagjaguwar

UPC: 656605223223

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