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Dirty Linen (p.55) - "Some of these musicians are fairly well known, or legendary, while a few others are masters of an eclectic style that's hard to categorize..."0.159942

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NAPRA Review (09-10/02, pp.85-86) - "...Sounds that surprise the senses and pique listener curiosity..."0.09139543

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Spin (p.120) - "This is a quickie reminder of their greatness..."Entertainment Weekly (p.120) - "The Wu's gritty, lo-fi rhymes sound gloriously anachronistic."35.42817

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Rolling Stone (12/12/96, p.82) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...After defining the music's rhythm in his dusted, offbeat, signature style, RZA emphasizes simple, precise percussion and bass thuds that are augmented by moody traces of lush strings, baroque riffs and samples from '60s soul records..."Spin (2/97, p.90) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Ghostface raps a more explosive variant of the chippy, Wu-Tang rhyme combinations....This guy just sounds mean--brutal, skilled, and unpredictable....As usual, [RZA] provides awesomely dark and eccentric backdrops for the MCs' dark maneuvers..."Entertainment Weekly (11/08/96, p.69) - "The latest from the Wu Tang Clan member finds Ghostface talking vehemently about sex, politics, and sexual politics..." - Rating: B+Q (6/00, p.123) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...More about lyrical finesse than anything else. 'Daytona 500' is a maginifcent, fast-paced testing of skills with Raekwon and Cappadonna....everything is delivered with tongue-twisting Wu-Tang virtuosity that untangles with every listen..."The Wire (10/01, p.46) - "...A masterpiece....Raekwon and Ghost raise the slang bar quickly, analogizing various mysterious practices to various foods..."Vibe (12/96, p.186) - "...Ghostface bangs out sarcastic, street-camouflaged wildness....If ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINX...had you open, prepare for another gaping wound."The Source (12/96, p.124) - 4 Mics (out of 5) - "...introspective lyrics, haunting melodies and intense emotional moments....[T]he RZA does another masterful job, topping himself in terms of sonic diversity..."Rap Pages (1/97, p.25) - "...yet another tangled web of expectations-bashing yarns; an exhilarating listen...with moments to inspire both cardiopulmonary palpitations and contemplative nods....IRONMAN is the Wu-banger to challenge your demands and ultimately win you over..."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #29 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.0.1653167

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Alternative Press (10/99, p.92) - 5 out of 5 - "...the first clear indication...of where the most important act of the hip-hop decade want to take their legions of followers....[RZA's] a master of structure and strategy..."CMJ (7/12/99, p.26) - "...solid fusion of RZA-esque string play and thumping jeep beats provide an equally formidable backdrop for the Genius's ever-heady lyrical chessboxing....SURFACE is a family affair with impressive guest spots....Behold the first true Wu-Banger of 1999."Rap Pages (9/99, pp.172-4) - "...an album for thinking individuals....GZA is masterful at wordplay, and the accompanying music makes the listening all the more pleasurable..." - Rating: A0.1653167

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Entertainment Weekly (No. 807, pp.77-8) - "[Certain] songs memorably capture the uneasy hope of some of the critically acclaimed show's central characters..." - Grade: BUncut (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[I]t's a country-loving, blues-supping cowboy's El Dorado..."0.1621174

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Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, pp.178-80) - "...He's...capable...of something resembling a love song....But it is with its heaviest numbers...that TICAL delivers the primo goods."Entertainment Weekly (12/9/94, p.76) - "...one or rap's most formidable players....[Method Man's] gripping rhymes creep out of the darkness and take listeners hostage..." - Rating: BQ (7/01, p.88) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".Q (2/96, p.65) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995 - "...every second [is] worth paying attention to..."The Wire (10/01, p.46) - "...Compact but fried....There's a reason Meth is the closest The Wu have to a star..."Vibe (11/94, pp.125-126) - "...Method is the man who would be king....Method takes the listener on a brilliant journey through the broken boulevards of existence..."The Source (1/95, p.85) - 4 Mics - Slammin' - "...His hoarse voice and sense of what's metaphorically fly have seen him take over as hip-hop's urban paramilitary....He shows a fragmented hip-hop nation what this music is really about..."Melody Maker (5/23/00, p.56) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[Meth] comes correct with [this] beamed-down-from-Planet-Mars [stuff] making music that's way darker and more disorienting than was previously thought possible. 'Bring The Pain' is 'still' the bomb."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #40 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.NME (Magazine) (1/28/95, p.47) - 8 - Excellent - "...The East Coast hip-hop renaissance continues apace...supremely laid-back, mooching along at a bass-weighted amble whether it's framing the monogamous lover's lament of `All I Need'...or the `I Will Survive' hook of `Release Yo Self'..."0.1444293

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Entertainment Weekly (9/7/01, p.164) - "...RZA again demonstrates his unparalleled studio might..." - Rating: BEntertainment Weekly (9/7/01, p.164) - "...RZA again demonstrates his unparalleled studio might..." - Rating: BAlternative Press (10/01, p.99) - 7 out of 10 - "...Scattershot and immediate, with every track sounding as if it came off the top of his head..."Alternative Press (10/01, p.99) - 7 out of 10 - "...Scattershot and immediate, with every track sounding as if it came off the top of his head..."NME (Magazine) (9/8/01, p.40) - 6 out of 10 - "...The muzziest, most oppressive atmospheres in hip-hop..."NME (Magazine) (9/8/01, p.40) - 6 out of 10 - "...The muzziest, most oppressive atmospheres in hip-hop..."0.1418527

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Rolling Stone (p.60) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Ghostface's emotionally charged stream-of-consciousness flow is off-the-wall and amazing as it's ever been."Rolling Stone (pp.102-103) - Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[I]t's the beats that seal the deal."Spin (p.62) - Ranked #04 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[T]he album sounds like a man on his last legs, groggily spilling stream-of-consciousness rhymes all over a '70s jukebox."Q (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he input of so many producers doesn't dilute the plot and FISHSCALE rattles along like a novel....He remains rap's finest storyteller."Q (p.117) - Ranked #76 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."Vibe (p.151) - 4 discs out of 5 -- "The sample-heavy results are cohesive yet diverse, a proper canvas for Ghost's finest effort since SUPREME CLIENTELE."XXL (Magazine) (p.140) - "Providing some of the year's most opulent music....An all-around cohesive album."Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his fifth solo album from the Wu-Tang Clan member certainly delivers a top-grade high."0.1368836

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Rolling Stone (12/10/99, p.127) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...From the millennial madness of its opening skit to the pummeling title track,...which closes the set, he leaves hardly any time to catch your breath throughout seventeen rock-solid workouts..."Entertainment Weekly (11/20/98, p.133) - "...One of hip-hop's most cunning linguists, the wonder Wu spins out graphic doomsday scenarious, metaphysical parables, and sweaty-palmed odes to feamle pulchritude over crazed, avant-noise constructs that make Puffy sound like Pat Boone in comparison. This could well be the hip-hop event of the year." - Rating: A-The Wire (10/01, p.48) - "...Meth's own production is refreshingly fast, and his ongoing friendship with D'Angelo means some of the incidental singing is on par with the rhymes..."CMJ (12/21/98, p.5) - "...the star's raspy, menacing flow and his lethally clever, self-referential wordplay plow into the Clan's patented blunt-blazing piano tinkles, decrepit soundtrack strings and effectively low-budget rhythms..."0.1258766

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Rolling Stone (3/10/94, p.67) - "...suggests that the group's greatest strength wasn't writing or playing but arranging..."Q (2/94, p.109) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...Steely Dan is the closest pop has come to the acid wit of Wilde and Coward and Vidal...."Melody Maker (1/8/94, p.29) - "...Steely Dan were no more nihilistic than The Stooges. It's just that, instead of Rolling Stones riffs and Chuck Berry solos, Becker and Fagen used East Coast Jazz, Latin rhythms, saccharine harmonies and choruses worthy of Burt Bacharach or Hollywood musicals..."0.07688551

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