II (Espers album)

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II
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Studio album by Espers
Released May 16, 2006
Recorded October - December 2005, Hexham Head Sound Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA
Genre Folk, psychedelic folk, New Weird America
Length 50:01
Label Drag City
Producer Greg Weeks
Espers chronology
The Weed Tree
(2005)
II
(2006)
III
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Dusted Magazine (mixed) [2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [3]
The Independent 4/5 stars [4]
musicOMH 2/5 stars [5]
The New York Times (positive) [6]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10) [7]
Stylus Magazine (A-) [8]
The Village Voice (mixed) [9]
Yahoo! Music 6/10 stars [10]

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[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. ^ II at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Dusted Reviews: Espers - II". Dustedmagazine.com. 2006-05-29. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ Betty Clarke (2006-07-28). "CD: Espers, Espers II | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ Gill, Andy (2006-07-28). "Album: Espers <!- none onestar twostar threestar fourstar fivestar -> - Reviews - Music". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Espers - Espers II | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ The New York Times (2006-05-15). "New CD's - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived May 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Espers - II - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  9. ^ Mike Powell (2006-06-13). "City-Slicker Rural Folkies Get the Led Out - Page 1 - Music - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  10. ^  18 mins ago (2011-04-20). "Yahoo! UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos". Uk.launch.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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