Tape Two

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Tape Two
Young Fathers Tape Two.jpg
EP by Young Fathers
Released 11 June 2013
Genre Hip hop, alternative R&B
Length 23:38
Label Anticon
Producer Young Fathers
Young Fathers chronology
Tape One
(2011)Tape One2011
Tape Two
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 84/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A–[3]
Clash 9/10[4]
MusicOMH 4/5 stars[5]
This Is Fake DIY 8/10[6]

Tape Two is the second EP by Scottish hip hop group Young Fathers. It was released on 11 June 2013 through Anticon. The EP was entirely produced by Young Fathers. Despite being an EP, Tape Two won the Scottish Album of the Year award for 2013.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Tape Two received critical acclaim from contemporary music critics. It currently holds a score of 84 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 6 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[1]

Jack Chsterfield of Clash said: "While Young Fathers may lack stereotypical Scottish sonic behaviour – whatever your own perception of that may be – they channel the same perplexing distinction into exhilaratingly baffling production and refreshingly sharp and passionate lyrics."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Young Fathers.

No. Title Length
1. "I Heard" 3:42
2. "Come to Life" 2:45
3. "Only Child" 2:02
4. "Queen Is Dead" 2:42
5. "Bones" 0:51
6. "Freefalling" 2:07
7. "Mr. Martyr" 3:04
8. "Way Down in the Hole" 2:50
9. "Ebony Sky" 3:35
Total length: 23:38


  1. ^ a b "Tape Two - Young Fathers". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Tape Two - Young Fathers". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Young Fathers". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  4. ^ a b Chesterfield, Jack (2013-06-06). "Young Fathers - Tape Two". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  5. ^ Mainzer, Jordan (2013-06-10). "Album Review". Musicomh.com. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  6. ^ Young, Martyn. "Young Fathers". Thisisfakediy.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  7. ^ Didcock, Barry. "SAY Award Winners Young Fathers Talk Friendship, Hip Hop and Civil War". The Herald. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 

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