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Tical

Method Man

1994

Tical

Album Summary

Tical is the debut studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. It was released November 15, 1994, by Def Jam Recordings. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by group member RZA, who provided a dark, murky and rugged sound. The album features guest appearances from RZA, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, as well as several affiliates, who would later appear on future group projects. On October 5, 2017, Method Man revealed on the Viceland talk show Desus & Mero that the album's title is an acronym for "taking into consideration all lives."Tical was a critical and commercial success, reaching number four on the US Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. On January 18, 1995, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and on July 13, 1995, the record was certified platinum for the shipment of one million copies in the United States. The success for the album was driven by two singles: "Bring the Pain" and "I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need to Get By".

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Fri Oct 22 2021
5

Phenom of rap, with that signature Dark east coast sound. I might have a complaint or two, but the beats and flow are tops here, and that brings it all the way up baby.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Day 33 of Album You Must Hear... Today, a lot of the younger generation see Wu-Tang Clan as a brand and mostly recognize the big golden W more than they would the artists or music they created from 1993 on. When I first heard Protect Ya Neck when I was a kid, I was intrigued with the mysterious group of NY MC’s. They were so different from anything else at the time. How many members were there? Are they some kind of Kung-Fu masters? Without the internet, all of us kids would speculate endlessly about the Wu-Tang Clan. Some kids would claim that the clan consisted of thousands of members, some would even try to convince others that they were members of this secret society. With Mortal Kombat, the explicit, bloody martial arts arcade game exploding around the same time as Wu-Tang Clan’s debut, it was perfect timing for the group that took heavy influence from Kung-Fu B movies of the Seventies just as much as they did street life. With the direction of the The Scientist, RZA (Prince Rakeem), Wu-Tang went viral before there was viral. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) would soon be in every hip-hop head’s collection. In an unorthodox deal at the time, the collective were signed to Loud Records, while individually, the members were allowed to pursue solo deals with other labels. While RZA was the first to follow up 36 Chambers with his project group, Gravediggaz, Method Man was the first to release a solo album, Tical, in 1994. While RZA was the producer and quarterback of the Wu, Method Man was the star of the group in the early years. As the youngest of the clan, he even had a self titled song on 36 Chambers that was a huge single. On Tical, Method Man would keep the momentum going with his slick bars and cooler than cool style. On the opening track, Tical, you’re instantly greeted with the familiar production of RZA, with Kung-Fu movie samples, the sounds of Shaolin swords and eerie underground strings. Bring the Pain is a faster paced bravado song where Method Man flexes for any other rapper that wants the ruckus. All I Need is the first song from any of the Wu-Tang Clan collective to approach the topic of love. It’s sentimental nature paid of ten-fold, especially when Mary J. Blige would feature on the remix with the sweet sample of Marvin Gaye’s You’re All I Need To Get By, and won the duo a Grammy Award. (Heads up, this version isn’t on the original LP). Meth Vs. Chef is a great show-and-tell of two great wordsmiths, Method Man and Raekwon. Release Yo Delf, my favorite song from Tical, is upbeat, has triumphant horns blaring that have me feeling like I’m about to go into battle, and has an interpolation of the 1978 song I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Method Man also channels his inner Ol’ Dirty Bastard towards the end of the song. Method Man (Remix) closes out Tical with great fashion, with his ability to harmonize and rap at the same time. In my opinion, there are a couple of filler tracks on Tical that don’t exactly match the quality of others, but it doesn’t keep this from being a definite Must Hear, especially for any Hip-Hop fan of any age. Method Man had a very unique style. In between bars, instead of just taking a breath, he would suck air through his teeth and cheeks in a audible way that was almost like an ad lib. In the music videos, he wears sharp fanged gold fronts, an all white contact in his left eye, wrapped philly blunts tucked into his visor, and his trademark black gloves. As dark as the themes usually were, Method Man was also known to dance a bit while performing. In closing, I recently complimented a young lady on her dope Wu-Tang Clan mask and matching shirt. When I jokingly asked if she could name any of the members, or even a song, she couldn’t. Not even one. So, this one is for all my 80’s and 90’s babies out there! Either way, WU-TANG IS FOREVER! Please share your thoughts, memories and opinions!!

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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

The signature Wu Tang sound permeates this album, and Method Man's attitude comes through in every track.

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Tue Apr 13 2021
4

The first Wu-Tang Clan solo album to follow the seismic impact of Enter the Wu-Tang, Method Man's Tical similarly delivers an otherworldly wallop, one that instantly sets the madcap MC apart from his clansmen as the collective's shining star. Not only is Meth madcap, both in terms of mentality and delivery, he's also incredibly witty and wordy. Here he inspires hilarity as well as astonishment, and the way that he fires off his rhymes with such seemingly spontaneous ease compounds this sense of wonder. Just as Meth is quite clearly leagues above practically every other rapper in 1994 sans a small handful, if that, so is his producer, Wu-Tang abbot RZA, who produces the entirety of Tical: from the antiquated flutes and kung fu flick samples that open the album, to the pulse-accelerating beats of "Bring the Pain" and the fist-pumping ones of "All I Need" (the b-boy version rather than the radio-geared one featuring Mary J. Blige), to the rallying, warlike horns of "Release Yo' Delf." Despite a few outside contributions, most notably from Raekwon on the rowdy spar-fest "Meth vs. Chef," Tical is strictly a two-man show, Meth bringing da ruckus and RZA the swarming soundscapes, and that's precisely what further makes this album such a treasure amid the many Wu-Tang gems. Where most of Meth's clansmen delivered guest-laden albums that sounded more like group efforts than solo ones, Tical strictly spotlights the group's two stars and does so with refreshingly straightforward flair. There's none of the epic overreaching that mars so many rap albums of the era; rather, there's just over a dozen tracks here, and they're filled to the brim with rhymes and beats and little else -- no pop-crossover concessions nor any heady experimentation for the sake of experimentation, just good ol'-fashioned hip-hop, albeit with a dark, dark deranged twist.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

My second favourite member of the Wu. On this, his debut album Method man wages lyrical warfare on any man that tries to test. The influence of Jamaican soundsystem clash culture and the Wu's inimitable Shaolin, Kung-Fu style production make this album a vicious assault on the senses. Dark, gritty and aggressive, Tical is a stand out album in mid 90s hip-hop. Best track: Bring the Pain & Release Yo Delf.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

I need to listen to a few more times as it's super layered. The flow is great of course, but there is so much going on in the background that deserves to be heard. There's a tinge of darkness and moodiness to this album that is really intriguing. An excellent addition to the mystique of the Wu Tang Clan

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Fri Jul 09 2021
5

Dope.

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

Top album

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Mon May 24 2021
5

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Wutang Clan aint nothing to fuck with

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

great beats and his flow is top notch he has a way better switch of tempo compared to N.W.A. from earlier this week Probably one of the only 5 star albums where I won't add a song from it, but I can respect that this is a bomb album

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Fri Feb 25 2022
5

Method had all the best rhymes in the 90's - Fav Track: Bring the Pain - one of my top rap songs, PERIOD.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

Fuck yeah. Keep it moving, ya punk.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
5

Love wu-tang, listening to Method Man extends that, and generates a banging song radio afterwards too

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

god damn this fucks so hard can’t believe this came out in 1994 nearly every song is such a banger, I can’t believe I like this so much but here I am - 10/10, at time a little repetitive but not too bad

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Good stuff

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

This is dope! Finally some fucking hip-hop. This would appear to be Method Man's first album. The quality isn't great and some of the beats I find tedious and unappealing, but Method has such command with his distinct voice I could listen to him on just about anything.

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

1994: Bring The Pain, Meth Vs. Chef, What The Blood Clot

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Very mature album for 94 and a couple of bangers on there but a bit sweary for me

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

Slaps. Pretty. Fucking Hard.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

3.9

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

A lot better than I expected. Moody, bluesy rap. I liked it.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
4

It’s method man. So yeah, great! More exceptional, but great.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Good to very good. That first wave of Wu solo releases was quite special.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

One of the first groups to switch me on to hip-hop was the Gravediggaz, and this album reminded me a lot of "6 Feet Deep" for obvious reasons. Love the grumbling hypnotic bass lines a load of these tracks have. Fave track - "Stimulation" as it reminds me a lot of Dr Octagon's "Blue Flowers", which was another one of my hip-hop first loves. I'm a sucker for a meandering ethereal melody line lifted from a classical piece, it seems!

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Sat Jun 26 2021
4

It might not be my favorite Wu-Tang solo album (that title belongs to GZA's "Liquid Swords"), but Tical is still an essential entry in the Wu catalog. I reserve the fifth star only because it sounds a bit dated to modern ears, but Meth's talent and skills are completely undeniable and the best songs on the album ("Release Yo' Delf" jumps to mind) are bona fide classics.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

great one although a little derivative from the WTC work, I mean, why a solo path that sounds almost like the group?. When I was young I wondered if they had not access to good recording studios but now I know that foggy sound is actually deliberated and I love it

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Thu May 27 2021
4

Tres bon rap et tres bon 1er album solo. Son flow est là.4.5

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Fri Mar 12 2021
4

Rap de boa qualidade!

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Sun Apr 18 2021
4

The first solo Wu Tang release and not the greatest but still a very good album. RZA is one of the greatest producers working.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

another album i listened to a ton as a kid, but have since written it off as a guilty pleasure. looking forward to this listen. 1/2 way - just as good as i remember it. method has incredible flow compared to most of today's rappers IMO.

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Sat May 22 2021
4

Pretty solid Boom Bap album. I've been meaning to check out the solo material from the Wu-Tang members for awhile

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Mon May 10 2021
4

really good.

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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

// Favs: Biscuit / Bring The Pain / What The Blood Clot / Release Yo' Delf / Method Man Score: Light to Decent 4

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Thu May 20 2021
4

It's wu-tang, what more do you want.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

Classic Wu-Tang sound. Solid all the way through.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
4

Dark and moody, like Gerald Ford on a good day

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

El klasiko wu tangowe na liscie, nie moze byc, jest to pierwsza solowa plyta tangowa wydana prawie rowny rok po 36 chambersach, wiec 94, jest to takze pierwszy solowy material w dyskografii pana Methoda, czyli jednej z najwazniejszych postaci chambersowej, bo jesli chodzi o kunszt liryczny nie ma on sobie rownych w skladzie, ale co z ticalem, album praktycznie w calosci wyprodukowany przez RZA z pomoca 4th Disciple na dwoch trakach, jesli chodzi o featury to tak jak to bywa na wutangowych materialach musi pojawic sie ktos z bandy, ale tutaj akurat featury sa bardzo oszczedne, co podkresla solowy charakter plyty, jedynie Mr. Sandman jest trakiem goscinnym gdzie mozna uslyszec Decka RZE pana Blue Raspberry, Streetlife i Fiska, ktory pojawia sie takze na P.L.O style, poza tym jeszcze kawalek meth vs chef z Reakwonem, bo jak mowi lore wu tangowe membery musialy sie duelowac o bity, wiec taki duel wlasnie tutaj ma miejsce, przy czym zwyciescy tutaj nie ma wiec obaj panowie sa na traczku, glownymi motywami bedzie tytulowy tical, chociaz sam meth zdradzil gdzies, ze to akronim od taking into consideration all lives, no ale jednak marihuanina sie przewija przez cala plyte, wraz z opowiesciami o zyciu na projektach, milosciach projektowych, no i typowym dla methoda lirycznym prezeniu skillow, solidne 13 kawalkow zamkniete na 43 minutach cidika, na plejke ciezko cos dodam, bo najbardziej klasyczne kawalki jak bring the pain czy mr sandman juz dawno dodane, wiec sluchajac tym razem hajlajtami beda wspomniany juz meth vs chef jako najlepszy ficzur ktory wyciaga flow samego metha na nowy poziom, kolejnym numerem bedzie what the blood clot, czyli jechanka po calej bandzie, wiec bardzo niecodzienny okaz w tak zgranym skladzie, przynajmniej jeszcze w tamtym czasie, gdy RZA rzadzil silna lapa, tak w ogole bloodclot chyba razem sie powinno pisac po dzamajskiemu ingriszu

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Very nice, although not as good as some Wu Tang members solo albums.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

A fresh addition to 1990s East Coast hip-hop. As a detachment from legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, this album demonstrates Method Man's sharp and clever abilities, namely in rapping as a persona. 'Tical' (album) is quick and full of wit, ready to lunge at you if your attention ever sways.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

What we have here is a continuation, or perhaps less generously an appendix, to Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). We have the same methodology (hah!), the same kung-fu samples, a slightly lighter atmosphere and a slightly more technologically swanky approach to production. But the connections to Enter the Wu-Tang aren't just obvious, but declared; one of the tracks is a remix of Method Man, one of the standouts from Enter the Wu-Tang. To be clear, Enter the Wu-Tang is one of the great albums of the nineties, so where stands this: a noble sequel, a development of an established aesthetic, an exercise in caution or a placeholder? Well, Method Man and Rza are too talented for the last two, and Tical is in no way a bad album. It's just that you wish for more of a distinction from the earlier album. I'll still give it four stars, but that's in part goodwill.

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Sun Dec 12 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: All I need

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Wed Jan 05 2022
4

No le he prestado atención a lo que rapea pero sí a cómo suena. Y suena muy elegante. Me dan ganas de escuchar más cosas suyas y de los Wu-Tang Clan.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

Excellent – I love the raps and beats (even if all WTC sounds the same), will definitely listen closer.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

i think i really liked this. the schoolhouse rock references were so unexpected and fucking hilarious

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

90s hip hop when done well is consistently one of my favorite genres and this was done really well… tempted to give it a 5 but i shant.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Solid solo effort from Mr Meth, sticking to the format that worked so well on the Wu Tang debut album - grimy RZA beats, Kung Fu movie samples, Meth spitting darts. Moody, atmospheric, classy.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

Great album with an incredible, dark atmosphere. I actually liked it a lot more than I used to.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Method Man oozes wit, but sometimes his theatrical persona can run counter to his flow. Regardless, some of the grooves and samples here are so well produced, and they really ground things some of the darker/deranged themes on Tical. 3.5/5 Fav Tracks: Release 'Yo Delf, Tical, Bring the Pain, All I Need

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Rap, but actually pretty good.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
4

I don’t have enough background and knowledge to know how to really rate this but 4 stars seems right

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Great instrumentals classic samples. One of the best solo records from this first wu tang hiatus era.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

Love the wu production, and the variance through the album.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

Almost a 5, really reminiscent of 36 chambers- very good but it feels tired in some spots. Hence the 4, will listen to again

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Fri Apr 29 2022
4

Was great, feeling like badass, nice sampling of well known songs.

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Mon May 02 2022
4

Interesting to hear the lisp and some pop culture references. Solid album.

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Fri May 13 2022
4

The Nice dark and sleazy Method Man drawl makes this a mean rhymed record. Solid album.

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Thu May 26 2022
4

The first solo Wu Tang album, and in many ways it's a proper successor, reusing samples and referencing the gang, with the same vibe that made the debut so amazing. In a lot of other ways, it holds its own identity, clouding itself in an atmosphere of dark, industrial, claustrophobic music. "What the Blood Cot" for example has both RZA and Method Man talking at the same time. Method Man is an incredible rapper in his own right. He's been featured in his own self-titled track on the debut, which I complimented before for being an excellent showcase of his smooth flow and mature, collective attitude. Had a music video and was a successful single and all. I consider him the most accessible member, closely tying with Inspectah Deck and GZA. I did think the 4-track stretch from "Sub Crazy" to "I Get My Thang In Action" was weak. But I did legitimately enjoy everything before and the last 2 to the point where I couldn't pick a favorite. "Mr. Sandman" is pretty much just a Wu-Tang track. I also enjoyed the single "I'll Be There For You" with Mary Blige.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
4

buena experiencia, el sonido es similar al de wutang, es obvio por qué. la portada está dura, los beats están duros, la voz de method man es asesina.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

Dark, moody, richly layered. One listen isn’t enough.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

90s producers learn how to mix challenge

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

I don’t lean towards rap or hip hop generally, but I enjoyed this album more than I thought I would.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Great album, strong all the way through

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

This album fucks. Wu-Tang forever. Best track: Release Yo' Delf

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

First time listening to any wu tang clan solo albums. Though I do remember the method man from the know your roles song he did for The Rock, and his his appearance on ready to die. I’m not a huge hip hop fan but do have some time for some of the really good stuff. This would fall into that category, real good dark vibe to the beats, and great flow, deserves to be on this list.

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Tue Nov 03 2020
3

Not heard this before. Sounds great on initial listening.... explore further!

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Fri Nov 27 2020
3

The rapping here is in the back, as bass-heavy samples take center stage. Method Man's voice is still distinctive. The project has a tightness which it benefits from: Moderate runtime, a few interesting samples, no skits, and just the one remix.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Heerlijke beats op een relaxed tempo. Stem van MM maakt het plaatje compleet. In bijv. I Get My Thang In Action vind ik de beat echt lekker. Tekst luister ik eerlijk gezegd niet naar, het is iig niet de geld en bitches bs.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

Good for garage lifting

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Pretty good. Much better than Kanye's debut.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

started weak but ended pretty strong

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Sun Jan 24 2021
3

While rap is not my favourite genre I enjoyed this album especially for the flow of Method Man.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

Production: 12/20 Songwriting: 8/20 Innovation: 11/20 Bangers: 0/20 Emotional response: 11/20 =43 Not terrible

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Fri Jan 29 2021
3

Great. I can see how this influenced today's artists. Not very catchy to me

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

Will probably grow on me, but 3.5 stars for now

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Nice 90's oldschool hip-hop. I've been in the mood for this kind of sound ever since watching Netflix's Evolution of Hip-Hop.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

Great rapper, I like his flow and rhyming, but the beats are too weak to make this a great album.

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

Enjoyed this, but nothing really jumped out at me. The integration of jazz made me want to listen to Jazzmatazz.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

Really looked forward to this but it's dated badly. Love meths delivery tho.

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Sun Apr 18 2021
3

Good album. Am terrible at listening to the lyrics. But it all goes together well, more listens needed.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

Solid album, good flow, not as great as other albums coming out of Wu Tang

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

Not bad. Not the best Wu Tang member album. Great beats, good flow. A bit dark for me. B-

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Fri Jun 18 2021
3

Method Man is so damn charismatic. None of the tracks are catchy. The production is minor and spooky. The rhymes are dark. But somehow he's charming through the whole thing. Maybe I'm biased from all his funny movie cameos. I thought half the album was killer, and the other half mellowed into the background. But it's really contextual. 90s hip hop doesn't pair well with deskwork. B

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Sun Mar 21 2021
3

Hmm, känner inget speciellt för detta.. det blir 3/5

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Sun May 09 2021
3

prety good, not my favorite album cover and alot of filler

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

Not the classic it’s made out to be but it was the first solo project - couple of classic tracks, some good but also some forgettable

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

More enjoyable than than I was expecting. Compitant rapping.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

Mehthod man

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Tue Jun 01 2021
3

Kann ich bei Rap/HipHop nicht wirklich einordnen aber ist nicht negativ aufgefallen

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Fri May 28 2021
3

Meh

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Fri May 28 2021
3

Really good Wu solo album but not quite up there with the best off them,. Unmistakable RZA grainy sinister production, maybe a bit long.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

Tical is the debut studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. This is the first solo album by a Wu-Tang Clan member after their debut album, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)." Method Man has gone on to say the title of this album is an acronym for "taking into consideration all lives," and I'm very excited to experience that consideration. This album opens with the titular track "Tical," at 3 minutes and 57 seconds. This track has a muddy buildup of audio samples from kung fu movies over a beat until Mr. Man's vocals come in. This song feels very much like a 90s east coast hip hop track, with lyrics about weed and other drugs, per Genius.com: "In 2011 interview with Complex, Meth revealed that this song was performed while he was high on “dust” (a.k.a. angel dust or PCP)". Track 2, "Biscuits," features another consistent hip hop beat with lyrics of meth, guns, and other lyrical assault! Next up is "Bring the Pain," which offers another consistent beat with Method Man rapping about being real: "if you’re really real, then you need to bring the pain because pain is the only real thing in life, its something that you feel." The next track on this album is "All I Need," where Method Man raps about his girlfriend and their dreams of having 1,000 kids together. The Beatles said that love is all we need, and I think Meth agrees. "What the Blood Clot!?!" is track #5 on Tical, and Meth raps about an argument he had with other members of WTC. I like these storytelling lyrics: "Keep your thoughts on your lessons What the Blood Clot!?! To tell the truth you don't amaze me Killa Hill Project, a Star Trek phaser couldn't faze me" A classic "what the FUCK" track. After blood clot comes "Meth Vs. Chef," a rap battle track between Meth and Raekwon the Chef. There are some great disses on this track, and I am all about that. There's a boxing ring and audience applause in this song that really gives it a competitive feel and it's really fun. "Sub Crazy" comes next on this album, it features a really cool, kinda spooky beat. I dig it! "Release Yo' Delf" featuring Blue Raspberry is another dis-like track. Meth goes off about the other industry singers/rappers. Blue Raspberry reminds us that those careers won't be lasting long while a siren wails in the background. The next track, "P.L.O Style" (aka Palestinian Liberation Organizations [unorthodox and ruthless fighting tactics]) features Carlton Fisk. This track was inspired by guerrilla tactics in the middle east used to de-establish Israel in favor of Palestinian justice. "I Get My Thang in Action" is another solid track by Method Man with wonderful word play and clever phrasing: "Shiiit, I told the boy If you can't get yourself a ten The least you can do is fuck five twos And we out, Method" You can't compete with that. Track 11, "Mr. Sandman," features an ensemble posse consisting of Carlton Fisk, Streetlife, Blue Raspberry, Inspectah Deck, and RZA. New York-specific lyrics mixed with Blue Raspberry's high octave singing of "Mr. Saaaandman (bring me a dream)" gives this track a true chaotic, fun energy. Track 12, "Stimulation" is the final track exclusive to this album (as the final track is a remix from an earlier Wu-Tang album) and features Blue Raspberry singing, welcoming the listener to Method Man's stimulation of our senses. Another solid hip hop track to nod one's head to. The closing track, "Method Man (remix)" is a "fat dub stack" song (a bag of weed that weighs a little heavier than usual. Showing how this song being a remix is giving you a little more than usual.) This track asks "Have you had your meth today?" and now I can say I have! I'm not too well-versed with 90s hip hop, but this album is consistently good, with no "filler" songs or boring, celebrity-filled garbage. A solid album with some amazing word play. Favorite track: Meth Vs. Chef Honorable mention: All I Need

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Sat May 08 2021
3

Solid but not my favorite

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

олдскул че сказать. такое себе

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Thu Jul 29 2021
3

ok, nice sound but ok

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Sat Sep 04 2021
3

the method

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

ssdsds

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Sat Sep 11 2021
3

Not a huge hip hop fan but it was a good change from the music that I have been getting lately. 3.4

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Sun Sep 26 2021
3

Like this more than most 90s rap. N-bombs at an efficient minimum and the flow is pretty smooth.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
3

Maybe I just don't get the Wu Tang thing. A lot of this just hit me as meandering warm up to a payoff that didn't come and it quickly faded into the background.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
3

Hip-hop que no desagrada. Ni fu ni fa.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
3

I didn't get it in '94, don't get it now. Let's rap to the sick beats of John Philip Sousa? Samples are expensive, we'll sing 'em ourselves. No, not getting it.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
3

It's good music, definitely engaging at least. Favorite tracks might be All I Need and Release Yo' Delf.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
3

Some good stuffs

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Not my favourite Wu album (would be Supreme Clientele or Cuban Linx) but gotta respect Method Man

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Thu Dec 16 2021
3

Fav songs: - What The Blood Clot - Release Yo 'Delf

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Mon Jan 10 2022
3

Hip-hop que no desagrada. Ni fu ni fa.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
3

Groovy, not as corny as I was expecting. *Sub Crazy *Release Yo Delf

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Going to have have another few listens. Wasn't totally hooked first time but I suspect it's a grower.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

3,5

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

The debut solo outing from Method Man is unrelentingly dark with densely layered samples and bars. It makes for kind of a difficult listen. At the same time, I can't help but appreciate the attention to detail and inventive arrangements. That sample on "Release Yo' Delf" really made me sit up and take notice! Wanted to give this a four but find myself hovering closer to a three. Chalk it up to personal taste -- this one likely still deserves a place on this list. Favourite tracks: Bring the Pain, All I Need, Release Yo' Delf, Mr. Sandman

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

I can't say I have a lot of experience with the output of the Wu-tang Clan so don't have a reference point to this album. My first take on the album is that it is quite dark, moody and aggressive. As far as the songs go on this album there are some that have a really good flow but others seem not well crafted, I get the feeling that this may be an album where Method Man is trying to find his way a bit as a solo artist which is understandable. The back half of the album seems stronger to me. There are a few songs that I enjoy in particular on this album, "All I Need", "Release Yo Delf", "Sandman". 3 out of 5.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

You know, it's not bad. Pretty inventive.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

Toimii, 3/5. RZA:n hämyiset tunnelmat on tässäkin siistejä, vaikka on pari kovempaakin levyä tehnyt. Räbä kans ihan jees ja peukkua pituudelle, hoppilevyt liian usein yli tunnin. Saatiin aika stereotyyppiset East ja West Coast vertailut, kun Dre oli äsken. Mulle länsirannan melodisuus ja rentous toimii vähän paremmin. Tosin tää Tical tuskin on edes itäräbän top10.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

Vaikka Wu-Tang Clan onkin ihan lähellä sydäntäni, on nää jäsenten soololevyt jäänyt aikalailla kuuntelematta ehkä jotain RZA:n Liquid Swardsia lukuunottamatta. Tää on kaukana raikkaasta ja on soundiltaan jopa todella tunkkanen — joka oudolla tavalla toimii. Suht minimalistista ja sumusta menoo. Ei mitään ilosta juhlaräppii. Kyl tää keinahtaa positiivisen puolelle meikän osalta, mutta vaatii lisäkuunteluja että osaan päättää kuinka paljon. 3,5/5 Näin tällä kuuntelulla.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
3

Du hip hop old school; ça s'écoute en fond

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Thu Mar 17 2022
3

I'd always avoided this as he's not one of my favourite in Wu tang, don't know why. It's got the gritty sound and the classic dense lyrics. Probably needs a few listens to really sink in but I liked it

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Thu Mar 24 2022
3

Good solid rap album

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

Ok album, love the rhythm and rhyme of Method Man, but the lyrics aren’t engaging for me.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
3

Bom.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
3

Take into consideration all lies. wu tang is for the children

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Thu Apr 07 2022
3

I'm sure Tical is good hip-hop. Just not a fan of the genre.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
3

I was not familiar with any of the tracks on this album. I appreciate Method Man as a Wu-Tang member, and I was surprised that this album didn't appeal to me more. Looking forward to seeing the Wu-Tang Clan on this list.

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Nearly skipped it but actually enjoyed it. Not likely to search out again

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Thu May 12 2022
3

This could quite easily be a Wu Tang Clan album - RZA helming production, Method Man's personality shining through, similar dusty-sounding beats and samples. And it's fine, not great, not bad, but fine. It doesn't pop as much as the first Wu Tang release, and it can be a little samey; proceedings are enlivened when guest performers appear. Still, MM is an inventive craftsman - even when playing it safe, the results are satisfying.

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Thu May 12 2022
3

I worked at Camelot Super Store in Charlotte, NC when this album came out. For the first month seeing this album cover, I thought the idea was that 'Tical' was an extension of 'Method', so like, the album was called 'Methodtical'. But then a co-worker hipped me to the real - it's a blunt. With cocaine maybe? Dipped, too, maybe? Regardless... a pretty good listen. Method Man's delivery works for me. I didn't walk away with any new best songs, but I liked the production and didn't mind it playing.

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Wed May 25 2022
3

Was een meer dan prima album, beter als verwacht

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Sun Jun 05 2022
3

Le skin de base du hip-hop

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

Not one to listen to with the kids. Good if you enjoy WuTang

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Mon Jul 04 2022
3

run of the mill 1990s hip-hop

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

I was not hugely grippered by this on the first listen. It may grow on me, but it gave me no reason to try and work it into a regular location. Nothing offensive, but that's just how it is sometimes.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
3

Good album but nothing stands out. Fine debut as a solo artist.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
3

pretty good rap album, has some humor in it too

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

So i’am not very well versed in the rap world to be honest, I’ve herd of the wu tang clan and I think I’ve herd of method man specifically but i’am not that sure… As I said i’am not very well versed in rap so I may just end up making a fool of myself. The album feels quite odd to me though because for the most part it’s very likeable the beats are amazing ( I vaguely recognised a ton of samples on this album), the lyrics are very strong and unlike the standard 17-20 track rap album with an endless labyrinth of interludes this album is nicely condensed into 13 tracks. But the rapping lacks a certain bite, a certain energy, aggressiveness and speed that I quite like in rap music. Method man is just too slow for me. There’s still some brilliant tracks though that are rap essentials (e.g. tical, bring the pain,meth vs chef, sub-crazy and especially mr sandman (by far the most mental song on the album)) Probably a 3/5

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Wed Oct 05 2022
3

Not my prefered genre, but it feels cool

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

Generally not a fan of old school hip hop but I thought some songs were fine here.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

yet another Wu Tang-related album. it's definitely hip-hop, with solid production and excellent rhymes. I'm just increasingly unsure if hip-hop is my genre.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

I keep trying to like Wu-Tang because I feel that someone who digs hip hop should like them. And I kind of do, but not for a whole album. At the end of the day, though, I like my hip-hop with hooks. Must be the pop guy in me. Also, for all the talk about what a genius producer RZA is, I often feel like his records lack depth. And on this album there were several tracks where I couldn't clearly hear the rappers. i didn't hate this. and at least this one mostly avoids all the long chattery intros that plague so much of Wu-Tang albums from this era. If one of these songs came on in a mix, I'd be excited to hear it. But a whole album just wears me down.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

This was cool. I feel woefully unequipped to bring a studied review to most rap, based on my lack of familiarity with the genre on the whole. But like wine, I can tell you when I like it and don't, even if I can't describe the subtleties I'm tasting. So it is with Method Man. I enjoyed this album. His smooth, understated delivery speaks to his confidence as an artist, the beats kept me moving throughout, and maybe with another few listens, I'll have a better grasp of what he has to say. I did peek in on the AllMusic bio and album review after listening just to ground myself a little more in where this album stood in the Wu-Tang chronology (this was the first solo album from anyone in the collective), and learned that Method Man and I share a birthday. He's four years younger. Ain't that a bitch.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

I can’t name any Wu-Tang songs and, before today, couldn’t name any by Method Man. In 1994 I was busy scamming Columbia House for $.01 Nirvana, STP and Green Day CDs. The music seems familiar, though, and I like it. I noticed some similarities between the sounds/techniques used here and those used on Reggae radio stations (like on WKDU’s program Jam City Rock). I don’t have the vocabulary to express exactly what it is, but I think I’ll keep digging into it. I was asking my brother about it today and, after listening to my incoherent explanation of what I meant he threw back a bunch of words. Dubstep was one of them. I read on Wikipedia that dubstep started(or at least the term Dubstep) in the early 2000s in London. and the sound I’m thinking of (but can’t explain) goes back to at least the early 90s. So maybe I’m hearing part of the evolution? Dub/hip-hop/reggae? Sometimes the internet is not as helpful as I want it to be. If any of you have any idea at all what I’m trying to get at, please let me know. If not just ignore my rambling. This album gets a 5 for occupying all my spare thoughts today. But probably less for actual quality.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
3

I drive a bog-standard Prius and the bass still blew out a couple of my neighbors' windows.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

I like the delivery and most of the content is interesting, though not always my style. Still seems pretty solid.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

OK. I might want to listen to it occasionally. Very occasionally.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

Heyrðu, þetta er barasta fínt, en kannski aðeins of seint fyrir mig að missa mig yfir þessu.

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Mon Nov 14 2022
3

Kind of a vibe

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Mon Nov 21 2022
3

Je connaissais son nom, mais c’est mon premier album de Method Man. J’aime son flow. Il me fait penser à Tyler the Creator que j’écoute beaucoup. Sûrement une influence pour ce dernier. C’est le premier album solo d’un des membres du Wu-Tang suite au premier album du collectif et j’aime l’idée qu’ils poursuivent l’univers sur leurs albums tout en étant plus personnels. Le style de RZA à la production détonne avec ce qui se fait à l’époque, mais c’est cool. Bring the pain est une essentielle de cet album. Sinon j’aime particulièrement Biscuits, Meth Vs. Chef et I Get My Thang In Action. Je vais sûrement y revenir.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
3

Beaucoup mieux que ce à quoi je m’attendais. Pas dans mes cordes par contre.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
3

Прослушано! Реп не моё, но кое-что запомнилось.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
3

für meinen gschmack warn die beats bissi eintönig, einfach nicht ganz so meins. trotzdem ganz nice

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

A little downbeat, a little understated, and quite a bit gritty and lean. The mid-tempo vibes fade out or just break down in a way that feels both quiet and slightly ominous. The tinny shuffling drum beat links the track and one like the grace notes and chime-y bells that toll across cuts. No huge standouts, just a murky, sometimes menacing mood, like SI on a grey day, one supposes. And of course the Mussorgsky opening is a nifty touch. One feels inspired to log a bit more time in some Chambers with the WTC.

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

I love Wu Tang and Method Man but for whatever reason I can't fully get down with Tical. I know it's regarded as Method Man's best album but maybe I just like him more as a verse here and there in other songs.

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

Wu Tang themed with great flow, beats are steady and I feel low key to let the lyrics shine

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Fri Dec 02 2022
3

Not a big fan of rap. I can appreciate the creativity though.

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Sun Dec 04 2022
3

Je pense que c'est l'album hip-hop que j'ai préféré jusqu'à présent. La pièce Release Yo' Delf m'a vraiment interpellée. J'aime la voix de Method Man. J'ai aussi trouvé l'ensemble plus épuré, moins «tape-à-l'œil» que ce qu'on entend habituellement dans le genre.

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Wed Oct 07 2020
2

pretty boring, just nameless 90s rap like everyone was listening to at the time in high school

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Wed Mar 03 2021
2

Not my genre but also not very good albums even for somebody that's no expert in rap

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Wed Mar 31 2021
2

War mal interesant. Aber nicht so meins

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Mon Jan 18 2021
2

Je suis en retaaaard

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Fri Feb 05 2021
2

Maybe this album seemed revolutionary for 1994. Maybe the writer of 1001 albums was just sentimental about W-Tang Clan. Ultimately seemed like a very average rap album.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
2

Nope

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Sat May 22 2021
2

It's just alright for me. Not a genre I really enjoy listening to that much, but I can appreciate the work to some degree. 2 stars.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
2

cool. i like the idea more than the reality. i do remember liking wu-tang, but this didn't do it for me nearly as much as i'd hoped.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
2

Not really for me. I think I prefer west coast 90s rap.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
2

Generic rap

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Sun Jun 13 2021
2

Rap, rollo

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Sun Feb 07 2021
2

No bueno

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Fri Jan 29 2021
2

OK

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Wed Jun 23 2021
2

Some ok tracks but overly long and not particularly melodic hiphop/rap

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Wed Apr 07 2021
2

Sounded pretty samey to me. Best track: All I Need

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Wed Apr 07 2021
2

I think you need an ear for rap music and I just don't possess it. I struggle to latch onto the lyrics which made this album much of a mystery to me. Easy to admire, difficult to love.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
2

Kann ich nix mit anfangen.

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Wed May 26 2021
2

Not my type of rap music

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Fri Jul 23 2021
2

Снова пытаюсь переосмыслить подход к объективности. Вот слушаю я альбом. И вроде не бесит. Можно попробовать даже головой в такт кивать. Некоторые решения в аранжировках кажутся даже интересными и оригинальными. Ну вот, и критики говорят, мол нечто знаковое. Значит, следует согласиться? Но выделил ли я хоть один трек для себя? Нет. Оставил бы я станцию в GTA, если сел в машину и услышал это? Нет. Мог бы я хоть кому-то рекомендовать ознакомиться для интереса? Нет. Возникнет хоть раз мысль переслушать? Нет. Думаю, примерно подобным критериям должен для меня соответствовать альбом, чтобы я ставил "3". Так-то многие альбомы вызывают сопоставимый объём положительных и отрицательных эмоций, становясь проходным середняком. И вроде бы середина - это 2,5, а 2,5 округляется скорее до 3, чем до 2. Но 3 - это уже всё же положительная оценка, "зачёт", а "проходняк" для музыки - это нечто отрицательное. Так что тут итоговая оценка "два без негатива".

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Fri Jul 23 2021
2

ну и унылый же кал, пиздец. более ниочемных битов не припомню даже. читка тоже унылая. все унылое. просто говнище скучное, кому в голову пришло эту хуйню сюда добавить

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Wed Aug 04 2021
2

Wu-Tang really is not my thing, and Method Man on his solo effort does not change my opinion one single bit. The production is weak, the rhymes are wack, Method Man sounds half asleep and not a single line or track on here is memorable to me. 2/5.

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Sun Aug 08 2021
2

2/5 nope

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Thu Aug 26 2021
2

Not my favorite genre. There are plenty of interesting samples and derivations but ultimately having trouble getting into it

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Mon Sep 06 2021
2

Well, nothing I will run my legs off to buy.

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Sun Sep 12 2021
2

Not a favorite. I did not enjoy this album at all.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
2

-I like the reference to "I Will Survive" in "Release Yo' Delf" -I like the flow in "I Get My Thang In Action" -Literally yesterday I said I looked Method Man's flow on "Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)," but I didn't really like the flow on most of this. Kinda whack

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Wed Oct 20 2021
2

Well, it's rap and I generally don't like rap. I guess for rap it's really not the worst. I like the dark, brooding atmosphere of the album and Method Man's rapping voice isn't horrible. But that's still a far cry off from enjoying this album.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
2

Honestly… disappointed. The beats were really rough. And worse than that, the production and mixing is so inconsistent. I feel like I couldn’t even hear the rapping over the drums on one song, then the next song turns the vocals so far up they drown everything out. The ONLY redeeming factor here is that Meth here is actually pretty talented. He’s got a good flow and some solid wordplay, even if I don’t really care for his style.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
2

It's likely the mood I was in when I listened to this album, but it was not for me. I think I enjoy the more complex production of 90s rap like in that Tupac album I got a while back as opposed to this which felt pretty stripped back. The lyrics were still pretty good though.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
2

ganska bra men ganska dåligt

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Fri Dec 10 2021
2

Some very entertaining songs but overall meh

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Mon Dec 13 2021
2

I just couldn't get into this one. I was expecting more after Ghostface Killah's Fishscale, which I loved, but I didn't walk away super impressed.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
2

It seems like hip-hop moved on a long way between 1990 & 1994. This sounds a lot more modern then the early 90s albums on this list. I don't know enough about it too understand if Method Man/Wu Tang pioneered this change. This still didn't really can me though.

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Fri Dec 31 2021
2

Should stick with Wu-Tang

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Mon Jan 10 2022
2

Rap rollo

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Fri Jan 21 2022
2

I am beginning to notice a trend in the thoughts I have towards the 1990's rap/hip hop albums that I have received on this list so far. I ended up giving all of them (this one, Sex Packets, and Come Find Yourself) a 2 mostly because I just don't connect with them very well. I feel that I don't completely understand the appeal of the genre and cannot appreciate the difference between rappers/styles of rap. There are some rare circumstances where rap will really connect with me, but 'Tical' is unfortunately not one of those cases. Outside of a couple of cool samples here and there as well as consistent performances throughout, there was nothing really distinguishable here which really hurt it for me. All of the beats sound eerily similar to each other, and I didn't find any of the raps overly impressive (better than I can do, but still). If this came out in 1990 or 1991, I feel my thoughts towards it would be a bit more positive as it would have been indicative of the transition into innovative gangster rap going on at the time; however, this came out in 1994 which means a lot of artists were already doing this style before its release (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Method Man's own Wu Tang Clan). If you are a fan of this music overall, I have no doubts that you would enjoy this; however, as someone who doesn't listen to much rap or hip hop, there is not much here for me to comment on. 2/5.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
2

Ok, con esto he aprendido que hay muuuuchas muchas variantes del rap y hip hop, y sobre todo, que hay unas variantes más oscuras y "hardcore" que me parecen aún más difíciles. Si algo hay de acompañamiento musical, todo es tonos menores y disonancias. Los sampleos de gritos, moscas, cosas difíciles. Por otro lado, rescato que tiene un estilo de rapeo mucho más entendible que al de otros que hablan como retrasados.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
2

Salvo um par de samples y versos que me parecieron buenos, no encontré la genialidad. Songs: Release Yo'Delf

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Wed Feb 09 2022
2

not my style

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Thu Feb 17 2022
2

What the Blood Clot on ihan jees, muuten ei kyl tää HC-puoli räpistä oo mitään ykkössuosikeita. Kiva oli kuunnella levy, mut aika eh fiilis jäi. 2/5

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Thu Feb 24 2022
2

Too tough

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Wed Mar 09 2022
2

Meh thod man - fine, but far from exciting or interesting

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

The minor key made this a more challenging listen to me. Rap is a genre that I am not predisposed to love, so when I do there is usually something that stands out or is more melody-oriented. I did get a bit of that on my favorite track off this album, “Release Yo’ Delf,” with its musical reference to “I Will Survive” and horn-sounding backing instrument, which lightened things up a bit. It was the most interesting track to me. I am not the audience for this rap album. Not something I enjoyed listening to or will revisit again.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

Not for me. Not today anyway.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
2

Had ik kunnen missen.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
2

Dit vind ik dan weer niet heel erg boeiend.

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