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Run The Jewels 2

Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels 2

Second studio album from the two hip hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P

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  1. 10.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The rare sequel that bests the beloved original in almost every facet
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  2. 10.0 |   State

    The most compelling rap album of the year so far, that is sure to propel them to their desired and well deserved heights of fame
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  3. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    The sequel takes the simplistic thrills of the debut and expands the duo’s natural chemistry
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  4. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An album like RTJ2 is rare. Decades from now, this album may just be revered as one of the best hip-hop records of our era, the total synchronicity of two talented artists reaching the apex of their prime
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  5. 9.0 |   Pitchfork

    Sounding like nothing else and answering to nobody but its creators, Run the Jewels 2 is in a class by itself
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  6. 9.0 |   Paste Magazine

    It shows an understanding of not only the direction of hip hop, but also of the evolution and prevalent music of the last decade
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  7. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    No trend-hopping or kowtowing here. Just raw raps, expertly delivered by a painstaking producer and wonderfully descriptive rhymer
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  8. 9.0 |   Spin

    Might be both rappers' strongest effort ever
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  9. 9.0 |   NME

    A bleak but vital vision of modern America
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  10. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    A great listen because of the artistry on display, but it's the pent-up frustration that takes it into the stratosphere
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  11. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Filled with such thoughtful, penetrating moments, tightly wound up in 11 bona fide bangers
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  12. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    A monster of an album
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  13. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is the best relationship in rap music right now
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  14. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    Zany one-liners, grim fatalistic imagery and a diverse crew of collaborators that make the album equal parts punk rock and hardcore hip-hop
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  15. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    RTJ2 isn’t quite the game-changer The Money Store was, but it makes no attempt to hide its desire to knock its progenitors out cold and scamper off with the crown
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  16. 8.0 |   All Music

    If the first album was the supernova, RTJ2 is the RTJ universe forming, proving that Mike and El-P's one-off can be a going, and ever growing, concern
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  17. 8.0 |   Clash

    Run The Jewels has again pushed rap away from regular rhythms and rhymes and into territories that they’re still calculating the dimensions of
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  18. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This quick-fire sequel brutally updates the sabre-sharp formula. Print edition only

  19. 8.0 |   Fact

    The production is popping throughout, funky as hell, and often dotted with unexpected twists and turns
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  20. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    RTJ2 has sealed their position as the hip hop’s most exciting duo
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  21. 8.0 |   DIY

    This is a performance, a showcase of crazy that does nothing but dazzle
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  22. 8.0 |   The Music

    In this second iteration of their unlikely partnership, have returned with better chemistry, more Meth-and-Red style line swapping, and equally good beats
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  23. 8.0 |   Q

    On every possible level, this album is a total blast. Print edition only

  24. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Takes the collaboration to the next level, establishing the duo as a unit – and one that’s not to be messed with
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  25. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The most explosive hip-hop you'll hear all year
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  26. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s an unrelenting style, which may sound like overkill to some, but there’s no disputing its power and sophisticated composition
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  27. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    As statements of intents go, Run the Jewels 2 is a state of the nation address you should not ignore
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  28. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    One of the more distinguished bright spots in an otherwise stale year for hip-hop
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  29. 7.5 |   Beardfood

    RTJ2 is ultimately more urgent than the super-duo's debut, and that's completely fitting
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  30. 5.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    When presented with the option to listen to dudes shouting at me for 40 minutes, at this point in my life, I’d just as soon put on 1989 instead
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  • 1. Jeopardy N/A
  • 2. Oh My Darling Don't Cry N/A
  • 3. Blockbuster Night Part 1 N/A
  • 4. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [feat. Zack De La Rocha] N/A
  • 5. All My Life N/A
  • 6. Lie, Cheat, Steal N/A
  • 7. Early (feat. Boots) N/A
  • 8. All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker) N/A
  • 9. Love Again (Akinyele Back) [feat. Gangsta Boo] N/A
  • 10. Crown (feat. Diane Coffee) N/A
  • 11. Angel Duster N/A
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