II (Deluxe Edition)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Release Date:

22/10/2013

Record Label:

Jagjaguwar

  1. £8.99
7digital What we said: The annals of rock history are littered with individuals who’ve come a cropper to excess, and UMO’s Ruban Nielson was almost one of them. Fortunately, the Portland-based Kiwi knocked the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on the head before things went too “Keith Moon” and, after a year of R&R, he’s just returned with a superb second studio effort. Littered with references to loneliness, II certainly bears the battle scars of that debauched debut tour, but it’s offset sonically by a strain of sun-warped psychedelia so lo-fi you can practically hear the warm crackle of vinyl. According to Nielsen, the album was influenced by Led Zeppelin and Al Green, but if you’re after some more contemporary points of reference, we reckon it’d nestle snugly in your collection between Ariel Pink and Tame Impala.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

From The Sun

4:43
2

Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)

2:45
3

So Good at Being in Trouble

3:50
4

One at a Time

2:28
5

The Opposite of Afternoon

5:25
6

No Need for a Leader

5:44
7

Monki

7:18
8

Dawn

1:08
9

Faded In The Morning

4:21
10

Secret Xtians

2:43
11

Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (Acoustic Version)

2:42
12

Faded In the Morning (Acoustic Version)

3:29
13

So Good At Being In Trouble (Acoustic Version)

3:30
14

Swing Lo Magellan (Acoustic Version)

2:47
15

Puttin It Down (Acoustic Version)

2:34
Duration:
55:27
Genres:
Alternative
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