II
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 16, 2006
RecordedOctober - December 2005, Hexham Head Sound Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA
GenreFolk, psychedelic folk, New Weird America
Length50:01
LabelDrag City
ProducerGreg Weeks
Espers chronology
The Weed Tree
(2005)
II
(2006)
III
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Dusted Magazine(mixed) [3]
The Guardian4/5 stars [4]
The Independent4/5 stars [5]
musicOMH2/5 stars [6]
The New York Times(positive) [7]
Pitchfork Media(7.9/10) [8]
Stylus Magazine(A-) [9]
The Village Voice(mixed) [10]
Yahoo! Music6/10 stars [11]

II is the third album from the band Espers. It was their first to be released on Drag City. The song "Children of Stone" was later covered by Marianne Faithfull on her 2008 album Easy Come, Easy Go.

Track listing

  1. "Dead Queen" – 8:13
  2. "Widow's Weed" – 6:51
  3. "Cruel Storm" – 5:17
  4. "Children of Stone" – 8:54
  5. "Mansfield and Cyclops" – 5:57
  6. "Dead King" – 8:02
  7. "Moon Occults the Sun" – 6:47

References

  1. ^ "II by Espers Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  2. ^ II at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Dusted Reviews: Espers - II". Dustedmagazine.com. 2006-05-29. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  4. ^ Betty Clarke (2006-07-28). "CD: Espers, Espers II | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (2006-07-28). "Album: Espers - Reviews - Music". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  6. ^ "Espers - Espers II | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  7. ^ The New York Times (2006-05-15). "New CD's - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  8. ^ [1] Archived May 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Espers - II - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  10. ^ Mike Powell (2006-06-13). "City-Slicker Rural Folkies Get the Led Out - Page 1 - Music - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  11. ^  18 mins ago (2011-04-20). "Yahoo! UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos". Uk.launch.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24.