Thank fuck that's over.
Nearly gave this 5*, went back for a second listen. It gets muddled and shabby after the second overture but in general very enjoyable.
I preferred Ironman and Supreme Clientele.
Prog rock for the seasoned basketcase. 3/5 PS: I'm now pretty sure RZA sampled this and not Mussorgsky for the intro to the Method Man 'Tical' album, which was an unexpected moment of clarity and stark realisation, sending me back in time over two decades to unravel my timeline and lived experience of earth. All in all, a veritable headfuck and an impending midlife crisis. Thanks, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Hard to rate after just one listen. I imagine it would grow on me.
I was going to give it 2 stars, but then 'Devil Eyes' made me want to puke.
Is This Music? is a great way to end an album.
Please, no more fucking Dylan.
I used to dig this when I was in high school, but now it just sounds bad.
This is a classic, even though I personally prefer 'Wrath of the Math'. Jeru kicks esoteric knowledge and is a real rap legend. I went to see Jeru at Sub Tub in Umist in the '90s. After the show he went amongst the crowd to meet random people, even though it was mostly drunk students dancing to drum and bass. I vaguely remember seeing someone get punched in the face, but I suppose it was a rap show in the '90s.
Best hip-hop album of all time.
A bit puerile but still good.
I was going to give this 3 then heard the audacious sound of a fart on track 7. Bold. Brave. Inspiring.
Blue Jeans and Chemical World are good songs.
Encapsulated an era of mainstream hip-hop where it appeared to be going in an interesting and innovative direction, but sadly it didn't. The first half of this album slaps, but it gets silly towards the end - chipmunk soul aged horrendously.
So many great tracks - 'A Day at the Races' and 'High Fidelity' are classics. Their previous albums are even better. Some friends and I met Chali 2na at a festival at Hackney Marshes in 2001, he seemed embarrassed but grateful to receive our admiration - great guy. I have photographical evidence of this, but I may have been a couple of beers deep and halfway through a burger at the time, and there was no hiding either.
Keep it real, give a real shout-out
The soundtrack to my early teenage years..
Red Dirge Girl
Vampire Weekend owe a lot to this guy.
Couldn't make it past 14 mins.
All I know is that if I compared my woman to a KFC then serious questions would be asked..
Solid Air? .. more like Solid Fart.