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Good Thing They Brought the Glock,
This review is from: Wu Tang Iron Flag (Audio CD)
People need to stop harping on about 36 Chambers. That was 1993 and its over. I dont want to hear another 36 Chambers because I already own a copy. I want to hear new Wu and this time Rza really brought it.
This is an excellent album, close to classic proportions. The production is tight on every song and the lyrics especially from the Gza, Method Man and Inspectah Deck are superb. Even the much-maligned U-God comes correct with some funky vocal delivery on 'Soul Power' and 'The Uzi'.
The beats on these songs are severely head nodding and very different to what we have previously heard from the Wu. Only 'Y'all Been Warned' and 'Iron Flag' carry that traditional Wu sound. On the other hand Rza really brings the noise with a Public Enemy style noise attack on 'Radioactive' and the highly charged 'In the Hood' is an exciting start to the album. My only complaints really are the RnB singing on 'Chrome Wheels' and 'Back in the Game' although I think it works really well on the compassionate 'Babies'.
Time to stop judging the Wu on ancient history and to recognise the quality of the New Wu Order. This album may be hard to get your head around at first but it is seductive and will suck you in. Its a good thing they brought the glock so they can use it on those babies who keep whining about 36 Chambers.