Residue Deux is a reconfigured version of the 1983 rarities/outtakes compilation Residue of the Residents; that album's twelve tracks are mostly present and accounted for (with a few minor changes), and ten new tracks ranging from 1983-1998 were added, including the brief song suites The Replacement and Safety is a Cootie Wootie. There are plenty of harsh textures and typical Residents instrumentals scattered over the album, with reinterpretations of "Jailhouse Rock" and "Daydream Believer" thrown in as well. Since it doesn't offer any new insights into the group, and since by design it carries no unifying concept like much of the best Residents work, Residue Deux is largely one for the diehards.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey