AOTY 2018

Saturation II

Brockhampton - Saturation II
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #121 / 715
User Score
Based on 808 ratings
2017 Ratings: #5
August 25, 2017 / Release Date
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EMPIRE / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pretty Much Amazing

Where Saturation feels more upfront, II feels more mischievous, a willingness to twist things to their own perception.

90
GIGsoup
Each member secures at least two or three singular victories that will plant themselves in daydreams, playlists, and year-end debates. However, the biggest win is in the team striking lightning twice, a group of individuals demonstrating in one summer that they’re destined to create together.
80
The Needle Drop

Brockhampton offers more of the same with the second installment of their Saturation trilogy, which is fine because the group's sound is still so refreshing and cutting edge.

80
PopMatters

Through two albums this year (and a third on the way), they’re solidly established in their identity as a group. Saturation II is a major step in that development as it confirmed they’re capable of putting out quantity and quality. But trust in a formula will only get them so far.

80
AllMusic

Overall, the Saturation trilogy is something to behold -- a fun, thoughtful, and unexpected experience from a group of highly creative young musicians -- with Saturation II its standout installment.

80
Sputnikmusic

BROCKHAMPTON re-tread the same ideas, but with more proficiency and more urgency than before.

72
Pitchfork

The sequel is not vastly different from its predecessor, but it is an improvement. Whereas the first Saturation preached self-assurance, the second actually collects on it.

60
XXL

The writing on Saturation II is often witty and revealing, and even when it’s not, each member of the boy band manages to sound enthusiastic.

FearFlour
NR
EDIT: After recent events, the determination and optimism that this trilogy reveled in is tainted, unfortunately, and so is my enjoyment of it. But I'm glad Ameer's victims got justice, and I hope nothing but the rest of the members going forward.

I've gotta be honest I wasn't sure how this album was gonna be after listening to the 4 singles released beforehand. Sure, they were very strong as singles, but I still wasn't sure how they were going to fit as a whole on a coherent project as they ... read more
85
they just dropped this album to give pitchfork a second chance
BruhMan
86
FAVORITE TRACKS: GUMMY, QUEER, SWAMP, TOKYO, JUNKY, & SWEET

LEAST FAVORITE: GAMBA
idioticquinn
95
They took about a month to make this album. It's honestly unfair. Saturation II is a more crisp, more refined, and more lyrical Saturation. That's all you can ask for.

EDIT: Looking back, I feel like the amazing track completely made me forget about the album as a whole. I love this thing to death, but it isn't a complete masterpiece. Songs like GAMBA i don't think are bad, but don't just fit that well together next to songs like SWEET. Maybe it's just because I've heard the album over 100 ... read more
exception
84
Ever since Brockhampton released those four fantastic singles in May, they have been on the radar of pretty much everyone that listens to rap music. Saturation was by far my most-listened to album of the summer; with everything from the beats to lyrics deeply resonating with me and never boring me even after 50 listens. And the fact that a handful of guys put it all together in only a month? Yeah, Brockhampton is something special.
So, I decided to take my time with Saturation II after it ... read more
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Track List

  1. GUMMY
  2. QUEER
  3. JELLO
  4. TEETH
  5. SWAMP
  6. SCENE
  7. TOKYO
  8. JESUS
  9. CHICK
  10. JUNKY
  11. SCENE 2
  12. FIGHT
  13. SWEET
  14. GAMBA
  15. SUNNY
  16. SUMMER
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Added on: August 2, 2017