Selected Ambient Works Volume II

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1994 Ratings: #110 / 370
User Score
Based on 166 ratings
1994 Ratings: #43
March 7, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Sire / Warner Bros. / Label
Ambient / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Resident Advisor

Selected Ambient Works Volume II is a life-changing record.

100
Pitchfork
An album that changed ambient music forever.
80
AllMusic
While some listeners may find this double-disc album dull (both discs run over 70 minutes), many listeners will be intrigued and fascinated by the intricately detailed music of Aphex Twin.
80
Rolling Stone

Surreal, otherworldly and occasionally nightmarish, Selected Ambient Works Vol. II provides a visionary perspective on ambient electronic music.

50
Entertainment Weekly

At its best, this double CD, Selected Ambient Works Volume II, is an avant-garde score in search of a postapocalyptic theater piece, a la Philip Glass. More often, it’s chamber music for humorless cyber-nerds (or the Styx basement tapes we never wanted to hear).

lemuriams
100
I remembered myself that I am such a moron, which gave this album 9.3 / 10 ...

It's 10.0 classic
rika_
80
much to my surprise, i actually found this more engaging than the original selected ambient works 85-92, despite the heavy focus on pure ambience in this one. i actually put this one off for a very long time, as i was expecting to find it incredibly boring, but even the pure ambient tracks were quite engaging to me. i guess it requires the right mood. this album was also greatly benefited by tracks like blur, weathered stone, and shiny metal rods (as well as some others.) they all have very ... read more
amygoodall
90
good
AmericaanSpirit
81
Touches every end of the ambient spectrum with skill. A true giant in the etherial genre.

BREST TRACKS: #3, #6, Blue Calx, #17, #19
mz
100
ambient to the extent.
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Track List

Disc 1:

  1. Untitled ("Cliffs")
  2. Untitled" ("Radiator")
  3. Untitled" ("Rhubarb")
  4. Untitled" ("Hankie")
  5. Untitled" ("Grass")
  6. Untitled" ("Mould")
  7. Untitled" ("Curtains/Ropes")
  8. Untitled" ("Blur/Circles")
  9. Untitled" ("Weathered Stone")
  10. Untitled" ("Tree")
  11. Untitled" ("Domino")
  12. Untitled" ("White Blur 1/Steel Plate")

Disc 2:

  1. Blue Calx
  2. Untitled" ("Parallel Stripes")
  3. Untitled" ("Shiny Metal Rods/Metal Grating")
  4. Untitled" ("Grey Stripe/Windowsill")
  5. Untitled" ("Z Twig/B+W Stripes")
  6. Untitled" ("Windowsill/Siding Nails")
  7. Untitled" ("Hexagon/Corrugated Tubing")
  8. Untitled" ("Lichen")
  9. Untitled" ("Spots/Leaves")
  10. Untitled" ("Tassels")
  11. Untitled" ("White Blur 2/Rusty Metal")
  12. Untitled" ("Matchsticks/B+W Stripes II")
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