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The Waterfal II

My Morning Jacket

The Waterfal II

Eighth album of psychedelic indie rock from the Kentucky veterans consists of tracks from the same recording sessions as The Waterfall (2105)

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  1. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    The Waterfall ll successfully closes the book on these My Morning Jacket recordings. We’re waiting expectantly to hear what comes next
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  2. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Between the arc of the lyrical content and the band’s signature sound, The Waterfall II holds together nicely, and doesn’t feel at all like a B-sides collection or tracks that have been moldering on a shelf somewhere
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  3. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Reflections from a different place, echo in the current moment
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  4. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Jim James and co. return with a record of bruised and dreamy soul-searching
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  5. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    When they recorded 2015’s late-career highlight The Waterfall, MMJ wrote enough material for two albums. If the original was about conflict, the new volume concerns the healing that comes after
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  6. 7.0 |   All Music

    The Waterfall II offers no clues as to where My Morning Jacket might be headed, but as a document of what they were capable of in the studio, it's consistent, well-structured, and satisfying in a way the original was not
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  7. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    The Waterfall lived up to its lofty ambitions, as the band navigated an enchanting patchwork of enchanting orchestral folk and winding prog rock. And that's just scratching the surface—by comparison, The Waterfall II is a little looser and rough around the edges
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Much of this material would be hard pressed to directly sweep anything off The Waterfall in its wake, but the The Waterfall II is enjoyable closure to those who will soon turn to anticipate the next new album My Morning Jacket have on deck
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Whereas My Morning Jacket's The Waterfall contemplated conflict, The Waterfall II identifies healing and personal transformation as the next stage of being
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  10. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Jim James and Co. found a treasure trove of unreleased songs from the sessions for the last album and made a fitting soundtrack for quarantine
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  11. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    By no means a bad trip but hardly revelatory
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