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Prolifical ENG
09-16-2005, 07:51 PM
Method Man - Tical (1994)

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Track Listing

01 : Tical
02 : Biscuits
03 : Bring The Pain ft. Booster
04 : All I Need
05 : What The Blood Clot
06 : Meth Vs. Chef ft. Raekwon
07 : Sub Crazy
08 : Release Yo' Delf ft. Blue Raspberry
09 : P.L.O. Style ft. Carlton Fisk
10 : I Get My Thang In Action
11 : Mr. Sandman ft. RZA, Inspetah Deck, Streetlife, Carlton Fisk & Blue Raspberry
12 : Stimulation ft. Blue Raspberry
13 : Method Man (Remix)
14 : I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By ft. Mary J. Blige


Hip hop critics and Wu-tang critics will always have different opinions of this album. SOme may say it is the best Wu-tang album made...while some may argue that this is not a classic album and that Method Man doesnt even have a classic album, although he is on the lists of many peoples favourite emcees. Others may argue that this isnt a hip hop classic, but is a "wu classic". Others may say it's Meths only good album....as "all the wu-tang solos pre '97 era are good". The reviews of this album are always fun to look at....and the opinons will be very different.

Nevertheless, this album is certified platinum and was the first solo wu-tang LP to do so....so how good is it? The people who post below this will say.......

num2son
09-16-2005, 08:02 PM
This was the first solo wu album I heard.........duh. But I thought it was a good album. This album and meth put wu on the map for sure.

Johnny Dust
09-17-2005, 03:05 AM
Ticaaaaal!

If this ain't classic, Mozart and Bach ain't classic.
The album is very dark and grimey with low bass tunes.
Rza came razorsharp and Meth drops bombs.

What The Blood Clot & Mr. Sandman are my favourite Meth joints.

Antibody
09-17-2005, 05:49 AM
01 : Tical
02 : Biscuits
03 : Bring The Pain ft. Booster
04 : All I Need
05 : What The Blood Clot
06 : Meth Vs. Chef ft. Raekwon
07 : Sub Crazy
08 : Release Yo' Delf ft. Blue Raspberry
09 : P.L.O. Style ft. Carlton Fisk
10 : I Get My Thang In Action
11 : Mr. Sandman ft. RZA, Inspetah Deck, Streetlife, Carlton Fisk & Blue Raspberry
12 : Stimulation ft. Blue Raspberry
13 : Method Man (Remix)
14 : I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By ft. Mary J. Blige
My version is:

01 : Tical
02 : Biscuits
03 : Bring The Pain ft. Booster
04 : All I Need
05 : What The Blood Clot
06 : Meth Vs. Chef ft. Raekwon
07 : Sub Crazy
08 : Release Yo' Delf ft. Blue Raspberry
09 : P.L.O. Style ft. Carlton Fisk
10 : I Get My Thang In Action
11 : Mr. Sandman ft. RZA, Inspetah Deck, Streetlife, Carlton Fisk & Blue Raspberry
12 : Stimulation ft. Blue Raspberry
13 : Method Man (Remix)
14 : Bring the Pain (Remix)
15 : Release Yo' Delf (Prodogy Remix)

Anyway, 8.5/10 for me. Great every now and then but it doesn't demand constant repeats.

Ink Is My Drink
09-17-2005, 07:00 AM
the best meff album ever!!

it is deff classic!

RZA was amazing on the proudction and meff was amazing on the lyrics

an thats all u need good in an album so yeh its a classic to me

an i listen to this album sooooo much

THE W
09-17-2005, 08:50 AM
spectacular album! great dark soundscape from RZA. wont even entertain the thought of skipping anything on here. but there is something missing that wont let me call it classic.


9.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999/10

Orion Nebulus
09-17-2005, 09:57 AM
Its definately Meth's darkest and best album period!!! Its not in the same caliber as "Only Built for Cuban Linx...", "Liquid Swords" or "Ironman" but it delivers raw lyrics and dope beats.

Protection
09-17-2005, 04:51 PM
01 : Tical | What's that shit that they be smokin'? TICAAAAL!! TICAAAAL! | 5/5
02 : Biscuits | Crrraaazy beat by The RZA, you don't hear beats like this no more | 5/5
03 : Bring The Pain ft. Booster | Method Man's best song ever? Could be. | 6(!)/5
04 : All I Need | I like the original version better than the Puffy Remix. | 5/5
05 : What The Blood Clot | Another banger, but not quite as good as the 4 first tracks. | 4/5
06 : Meth Vs. Chef ft. Raekwon | Ill, crazy track with rhymes going back'n'forth between Meth and Chef. | 5/5
07 : Sub Crazy | This beat is so VIOLENT. I just picture violence in my mind when I hear this song. The beat is so layered and typical for RZA and this album. | 5/5
08 : Release Yo' Delf ft. Blue Raspberry | Listen to the snare on this beat. ILL. Ill beat, crazy lyrics. | 5/5
09 : P.L.O. Style ft. Carlton Fisk | Carlton Fisk up in this shit. Great song, but just not as good as the rest. | 4/5
10 : I Get My Thang In Action | Hmm... somehow I don't remember this track. (I ain't got the CD here with me so I can't hear it) | ?/?
11 : Mr. Sandman ft. RZA, Inspetah Deck, Streetlife, Carlton Fisk & Blue Raspberry | I always laugh when I hear RZA rapping on this beat, you can tell he's high on something. Love it tho. | 4.5/5
12 : Stimulation ft. Blue Raspberry | I miss those collabo's between Wu and B.R. It always ended up in great tracks! | 4.5/5
13 : Method Man (Remix) | Naaah... I've never digged this remix. Feel kinda unecessary. | 2/5
14 : I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By ft. Mary J. Blige | A great remix, but it can't fuck with the original OR the RZA Remix which contains one of RZA dopest beats. But a great song anyways. | 5/5

Overall: 5/5
A classic album most definately, but it's not really on the same level as OB4CL or Liquid Swords or Ironman. There's only one track I skip, and that's the Method Man Remix. Otherwise every song is dope. Some of RZA's best productions and some of Method Man's best rhymes and songs. A must buy!

tajeco
09-17-2005, 05:34 PM
I remember in an interview with Meth quite a few years ago, that most of the album was lost when RZA's basement flooded, so most of the album we hear now was re-done (re-remembered) or just done from scratch.


Did Carlton Fisk go to prison for that verse, it's pretty descriptive? If the police have a case that fits the description, they can snag him. That's what happened to X-Raided up in Sacramento.

deadlymelody
09-18-2005, 08:57 PM
Method Man's "Tical" was the first Wu general to release a solo album in 1994. This album contains a lot of the sound which was on the groups group debut, "36 Chambers." Here's my review on one of the grittest albums conducted.

Tical-5/5-Starts off really rugged. One of the grittiest, eeriest beats on the album. Method has a slow flow, but is really head nodding. A really good intro to the rest of the album

Biscuits-5/5-One of the best beats you'll hear from RZA. He had to have been severely dusted when he made this beat, because it's pure craziness. The bass is so sick, it's probably one of the best bass songs the Wu Tang in general has put out.

Bring the Pain-5/5-Another really smooth beat from RZA, but Method Man destroys it lyrically with this one. "Is it real son, is it really real son, want it raw deal son, if it's really real." He has such perpetuous flow.

All I Need-4/5-For a long time I didn't like the beat, but it has grown on me. This is a pretty banging song. It sounds like Streetlife is with Method Man on the chorus. Method says "Power U" a lot. Good song.

What the Blood Clot-4/5-Would be a 5 but Method drops short verses. Too much of the end is just talking except about Dirt fucking with a napkin on his dick, that cracks me up. Word has it RZA bought this album from Y-Kim? Well either way it's a dope beat.

Meth vs. Chef-5/5-One of the best beats on the album. RZA drops a crazy loop on this one. Now who wins the battle? I still think Raekwon did. Raekwon from 93-97 was one of the best ever. Method Man drops sickness though too.

Sub Crazy-3/5-Another incredible bassline. I don't love the beat that much but Method drops dope verses.

Release Yo Delf-5/5-Ahhh a great trumpet beat. RZA knows how to bring it. Method Man has his best verses on this song. Best song on the album right here.

P.L.O. Style-4/5-A grimey, gritty beat. RZA was on some shit with this beat. I love Fisk on this track. "Commercial rap, hate it with a passion." Who woulda thought Method Man would have released the Prequel some 10 years later.

I Get My Thang In Action-3/5-It's such a dark, gritty beat. It's almost surreal. A dope song but it's missing something to me. Should have had like a U-God verse or something but I think he was incarcerated at the time.

Mr. Sandman-5/5-This is classic 36 Chambers style right here. RZA has that crazy style he used for the first few years of Wu Tang. Dope verse from here, but Carlton Fisk was on some crazy shit, he killed this song. Actually, everyone on this song killed it.

Stimulation-5/5-I love the beat it seems real Kung Fu style. Dope beat. Dope verses by Method Man. This is a classic song. This would have been a good single I think.

Method Man Remix-3/5-Ok remix.

56/65

A near classic but it falls a little short.

The Lost Prophet
09-22-2005, 09:57 PM
this aint no classic but the rza did rip the production board up on this!!! meth isnt even on point as much as he is on EVERY wu cd. It seems that meth only shows up if an mc on the track rips it... THEN ITS ON!!! still a good and original cd. COP that

dat MF
09-23-2005, 08:54 AM
Classic fo' show.

Frank Drebin
09-23-2005, 09:16 AM
Meths best album IMO

drippie k
11-06-2005, 09:50 AM
IMO, Tical is up there with Liquid Swords, OB4CL and Iron Man...everytime i throw this thing in my stereo, i can't force myself to hit the skip button, it just sounds perfect all the way through...Meth is the one who got me into Wu, so I guess that has something to do with it..

Alex36
11-08-2005, 03:22 PM
ID give it a 7

TSA
11-09-2005, 01:36 PM
ya'll are shit on i gets may thang in action a little bit, the songs probably one of the bestt on the album, everrytime i hear it i just picture this little kid drumming his heart out to a black and white scene, plus ..."A little buck wild'n island called stat, Where niggas carry gats in they black hoodie hats,.......Shaooooliinn Issllannd baby where you at!?"

"If you can't get yourself a 10, the least you can do is fuck 5 2's"

Rayson
11-09-2005, 01:39 PM
made it clear many times it is my favorite fucking album!
I think prolificals is the canadian version and I have the original version wit 13 tracks.

CHRONZ
11-11-2005, 02:56 AM
This is and will always be a Classic.

I love this fuckin' album, it was 1 of the first cd's i ever got !

And i can surely agree on the "skip button", i'll NEVER touch it as long as Tical being on the stereo.

Peace.

GENERAL WISE
11-12-2005, 04:00 PM
ya'll are shit on i gets may thang in action a little bit, the songs probably one of the bestt on the album, everrytime i hear it i just picture this little kid drumming his heart out to a black and white scene, plus ..."A little buck wild'n island called stat, Where niggas carry gats in they black hoodie hats,.......Shaooooliinn Issllannd baby where you at!?"

"If you can't get yourself a 10, the least you can do is fuck 5 2's"
Yeah I Get My thang in action is dope as fuck

Monkdude
11-12-2005, 06:21 PM
everyone throws out the word classic way too often. great album but not classic.

9/10

braindamage702
11-12-2005, 07:03 PM
this shit right here is to ill to exist lol
one of the most classic hip hop albums ever
10 outta 10

GENERAL WISE
02-09-2006, 12:49 AM
lyrics: 89%
beats: 93% + the bass on Biscuits +1%

Overall: 92.5%

9/10 close but not classic

M-E-T-H-O-D
02-10-2006, 04:16 PM
Tical - 5/5
Biscuits - 4/5
Bring The Pain ft. Booster - 5/5
All I Need - 4/5
What The Blood Clot - 4/5
Meth Vs. Chef ft. Raekwon - 5/5
Sub Crazy - 4/5
Release Yo' Delf ft. Blue Raspberry - 5/5
P.L.O. Style ft. Carlton Fisk - 4/5
I Get My Thang In Action - 4/5
Mr. Sandman ft. RZA, Inspetah Deck, Streetlife, Carlton Fisk & Blue Raspberry - 4/5
Stimulation ft. Blue Raspberry - 5/5
Method Man (Remix) - 3/5
You're All I Need To Get By ft. Mary J. Blige - 4/5

No weak songs on this album. I can't believe this is the same guy who later would release The Prequel.
Best Song: Release Yo Delf
Worst Song: Method Man(remix), they should have replaced this with the original track.

4-Bar Killer
02-11-2006, 08:08 AM
8.5/10

I really like this album, but it isn't a classic.

Grongle
03-29-2006, 04:29 PM
Sick album!!! best of meth 10/10

tical2000
03-30-2006, 03:24 AM
Classic........like the first solo Wu Tang members cd's........

Longbongcilvaringz
03-31-2006, 11:12 AM
9/10. bring the pain is my fav track off the album, but there are so many..

tancen
06-11-2006, 07:31 AM
I think this is one of the best albums ever. its almost as good as 36 chambers and liquid swords, and i think its better than cuban linx. The beats are so dark and heavy... i just love it!

Punch
06-11-2006, 06:36 PM
It's definitely a great album, don't know about classic. Sub Crazy and What The Blood Clot are my favorites. The only problem with the album I had when it came out was that I heard almost all of the lyrics before in a "freestyle" session.

Da Problem Child
06-11-2006, 06:40 PM
Meth is my favorite artist period.I can't wait for his new album,but anyway Tical is one of my favorite albums.Yea it's not as good as Cuban Link and Ghostface shit lyrically,but Meth style and his lyrics make him stand out in the Wu.Tical is a fucken classic bo

rubyspirit
06-11-2006, 09:01 PM
10/10

Koolish
06-11-2006, 10:41 PM
I don't think Tical is a classic, but it comes close.
8.5/10

Rebel_INS
06-13-2006, 11:26 PM
1.Tical - 5/5
2.Biscuits - 5/5
3.Bring The Pain - 5/5
4.All I Need - 5/5
5.What The Blood Clot - 5/5
6.Meth Vs. Chef - 5/5
7.Sub Crazy - 5/5
8.Release Yo Delf - 5/5
9.P.L.O Style - 5/5
10.I Get My Thang In Action - 5/5
11.Mr. Sandman - 5/5 (DOPE)
12.Stimulation - 5/5
13.Method Man [Remix] - 5/5

Classic

Leo Angel
07-11-2006, 05:06 PM
9,5/10 classic from Wu-Tang golden 93-97 era (my least Wu-Tang favourite album from that period though). The best sonh on here is Mr. Sandman, beat is insane & rappers kill it without a question. Classic songs obviously are Bring The Pain, Release Yo' Delf & I'll Be There For You (I got that album version with the latter song). Other illlll tracks are I Get My Thang In Action (crazy drums), Meth vs. Chef, Biscuits, Stimulation & Tical. I don't feel Sub Crazy & What The Blood Clot.

EVEN FLOW
07-16-2006, 03:13 PM
classic CD. Best beas RZA has ever made is on this CD right here. The only thing that seperates this from Cuban Linx and Liquid Swordz is that the last 2 tracks are unbearable. They suck so bad. Meth comes right with the lyrics:" You wanna hang with the meth/Bring the Rope/ The only way you hang is by your neck."

tacle
07-16-2006, 03:19 PM
Overated.

Best tracks:

Tical (the most grimey beat ever probably)
Bring The Pain
All I Need (Another grimey beat, definitely up there)
Mr.Sandman

Just ain't feelin' Stimulation.

deadlymelody
07-16-2006, 04:41 PM
Stimulation is stimulating. Love that track.

famenchuan
07-16-2006, 07:16 PM
Stimulation is my favorite track on the album

Da Dishonourable Don
07-16-2006, 07:36 PM
Stimulation is off the hook, Meth really brings out his flow in that track, Tical is the best Meth album there is, the rest don't compete with the grime-core Meth and Rza are on, this is Wu's first solo project and one of the grimiest, not the best, but most def the grimiest!

tacle
07-18-2006, 11:12 AM
Just finished listenin' to this album again, and i still think this album is highly overated, i liked Meth's lyrics on this album, beats were okay, very dark and grimey which is good, but just can't warm to some tracks.

Osi
07-18-2006, 06:04 PM
10/10 Amazing album, my personal favourite Wu solo.

Biscuits has the greatest beat ever.

famenchuan
07-18-2006, 09:38 PM
I think it def not overated. it is a classic album. It might not be on the same level as LS, obcl but it is a classic and the concept is totally diff.

liquid_1_
05-08-2007, 08:22 PM
Tical - 10/10
Biscuits - 10/10
Bring The Pain - 10/10
All I Need - 10/10
What The Blood Clot - 10/10
Meth Vs. Chef - 10/10
Sub Crazy - 10/10 fav track
Release Yo' Delf - 10/10 horns and snares make this a crazy ass track.
P.L.O. Style - 10/10
I Get My Thang In Action - 10/10
Mr. Sandman - 10/10
Method Man (Remix) - 10/10 this remix is acutally alright for me.

at first listen, i thought this album "ok". after a couple weeks it all came together for me and it sounded great. a lot of Wu shit has that effect[affect wutever] on me. classic on my top 10 all time.

Ghost_Deini_
07-25-2007, 01:51 AM
i held off from listening to this album until i bought it today. for some reason i thought itd be boring, but the production is different, and great. and meth is nuts. classic no doubt.

CHRONZ
07-30-2007, 12:57 PM
10/10
Shit is Classic, one of my first Wu Solo Albums
& one of my fav hiphop albums to date.

Dante
07-30-2007, 01:22 PM
Classic. What The Blood Clot is my favorite.

racist randy
07-30-2007, 05:19 PM
1.Tical - 5/5 Classic
2.Biscuits - 4.5/5 Can't Hear his voice on hear.
3.Bring The Pain - 5/5 Classic
4.All I Need - 4/5 I like the Remix better
5.What The Blood Clot - 5/5 Straight rippin it
6.Meth Vs. Chef - 5/5 Meth killed his last bars.
7.Sub Crazy - 5/5
8.Release Yo Delf - 5/5
9.P.L.O Style - 5/5
10.I Get My Thang In Action - 4.5/5
11.Mr. Sandman - 5/5 This is the Reason i bought Wu-Tang shit.
12.Stimulation - 5/5
13.Method Man [Remix] - 5/5

Crazy Album
Lyrics - 4.5/5
Beat - 5/5
Overall - 4.5/5 Superior !

The 13th Jewel
09-10-2007, 09:43 PM
I dont know how anyone can shit on this album, or not call it a classic. It has the classic RZA beats, signature Method Man flow, and no track is skippable or filler material. This was my first Wu solo album purchase and it will always be one of my personal favorites. It IS up there with Cuban Linx, Ironman, Liquid Swords, even 36 Chambers. Method Man will never be as a good as this again.

10/10.

bad boy T
10-02-2007, 06:57 AM
1. Tical 5/5
2. Biscuits 5/5
3. Bring the pain feat booster 4/5
4. All I need 3/5
5. What the blood clot 4/5
6. Meth v chef 3/5
7. Sub crazy 3/5
8. Release Yo delf feat Blue Raspberry 5/5
9. P.L.O. style feat Carlton Fisk 4/5
10. I get my thang in action 4/5
11. Mr sandman feat RZA, Inspectah Deck, Carlton Fisk Streetlife and Blue Raspberry 4/5
12. Stimulation feat Blue Raspberry 5/5
13. Method Man (remix) 5/5

One and Only
10-05-2007, 11:34 AM
This is my version:

01 : Tical
02 : Biscuits
03 : Bring The Pain ft. Booster
04 : All I Need
05 : What The Blood Clot
06 : Meth Vs. Chef ft. Raekwon
07 : Sub Crazy
08 : Release Yo' Delf ft. Blue Raspberry
09 : P.L.O. Style ft. Carlton Fisk
10 : I Get My Thang In Action
11 : Mr. Sandman ft. RZA, Inspetah Deck, Streetlife, Carlton Fisk & Blue Raspberry
12 : Stimulation ft. Blue Raspberry
13 : Method Man (Remix)
14 : Bring the Pain (Remix)
15 : Release Yo' Delf (Prodogy Remix)
16: All I Need Remix Ft Mary J Blige

Every track is classic! 10/10 Great stuff Wu never stopped dropping classics for a long time

LuckyTheWonderDog
10-05-2007, 11:39 AM
spectacular album! great dark soundscape from RZA. wont even entertain the thought of skipping anything on here. but there is something missing that wont let me call it classic.


9.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999/10

I've often thought the same, and wonder whether the 'missing element' would have been there had RZAs basement not been flooded and the material lost. RZA has stated in interviews that after that they had to rush the album to get it out in time to keep the Wu name on top after 36 Chambers. the original version probably would have had that extra bit of time spent on it to make it perfect.

LuckyTheWonderDog
10-05-2007, 11:41 AM
1. Tical 5/5
2. Biscuits 5/5
3. Bring the pain feat booster 4/5
4. All I need 3/5
5. What the blood clot 4/5
6. Meth v chef 3/5
7. Sub crazy 3/5
8. Release Yo delf feat Blue Raspberry 5/5
9. P.L.O. style feat Carlton Fisk 4/5
10. I get my thang in action 4/5
11. Mr sandman feat RZA, Inspectah Deck, Carlton Fisk Streetlife and Blue Raspberry 4/5
12. Stimulation feat Blue Raspberry 5/5
13. Method Man (remix) 5/5

Damn... Bring The Pain 4/5, Meth vs Chef 3/5, Mr Sandman 4/5, All I Need 3/5, Sub Crazy 3/5?!?!?

One and Only
10-05-2007, 11:43 AM
I've often thought the same, and wonder whether the 'missing element' would have been there had RZAs basement not been flooded and the material lost. RZA has stated in interviews that after that they had to rush the album to get it out in time to keep the Wu name on top after 36 Chambers. the original version probably would have had that extra bit of time spent on it to make it perfect.

Ah I sit around all the time thinking what did the original sound like! RZA need to somehow find some extra copy he forgot about or something of the originals and release that!

LuckyTheWonderDog
10-05-2007, 11:58 AM
^^ Ha ha, if only! Time machine god damn it, we need a time machine.....

THE W
10-16-2007, 10:55 AM
tical 9/10
biscuits 8.5/10
bring the pain 8.5/10
all i need 8/10
what the blood clot 10/10
meth v chef 10/10
sub crazy 10/10
release yo delf 10/10
plo style 10/10
i gets my thang in action 8.5/10
mr sandman 10/10
stimulation 10/10
method man remix 7/10

bad boy T
11-05-2007, 07:49 AM
Great album 8.5/10

bad boy T
11-08-2007, 06:25 AM
9/10 along with 4:21 The day after this is his best album

THE W
11-17-2007, 08:19 PM
poll

bad boy T
11-23-2007, 05:30 AM
Every time I hear this I like it more and more

sonny getz
11-28-2007, 10:54 PM
this is my favorite of the first solo albums, every track is classic.

danjahchambah
12-02-2007, 04:58 PM
classic wu album

GhettoGnom
12-02-2007, 05:35 PM
top 5 wu-albums.. CLASSIC

MAYOR QUIMBY
12-05-2007, 03:10 PM
Not a masterpiece,,,but definately a banger.

KIND
12-05-2007, 07:38 PM
I need more Carlton Fisk/Rza joints:clap:

Classic album

claaa7
12-09-2007, 10:31 AM
01 - Tical (5/5)
02 - Biscuits (5/5)
03 - Bring The Pain (5/5)
04 - All I Need (5/5)
05 - What The Blood Clot (5/5)
06 - Meth vs. Chef (5/5)
07 - Sub Crazy (4/5)
08 - Release Yo'Delf (5/5)
09 - P.L.O. Style (4.5/5)
10 - I Get My Thang In Action (4/5)
11 - Mr. Sandman (5/5)
12 - Stimulation (4/5)
13 - Method Man (Remix) (4/5)

total: 4.75/5 (classic album)

ChamberSlave
01-16-2008, 06:53 PM
good follow up to 36 chambers, tical spitting fire over dark eerie beats
standouts: what the blood clot, meth vs chef(chef 4 win), Mr Sandman

Hot Nipple
01-22-2008, 01:16 PM
another masterpiece by meth and rza. i love this album. memories...

Asasasin
01-25-2008, 05:00 PM
i came to bring the pain and this shit brings it

InvincibleArmor79
01-26-2008, 06:55 AM
Its definately Meth's darkest and best album period!!! Its not in the same caliber as "Only Built for Cuban Linx...", "Liquid Swords" or "Ironman" but it delivers raw lyrics and dope beats.


i consider this album a classic right with the ones u named... without the fanfare cube linx recieved, the design of liquid swords, or the ghostlaced ironman.. but think about this.. rza laid the tracks spliced up especially to each mc's style... the way meth moves on this album suits him perfectly, which to me makes it a classic, at least to me

Tonystarks420
01-27-2008, 10:38 AM
i dunno how some of yall can say this ISNT a classic.

this is top 3 wu solos of all time for me next to of course: LS and OB4CL

King Lizard
03-17-2008, 07:59 PM
I was reading somewhere that Method Man really didn't like his album himself. Well, if the artist doesn't like HIS own album then I have no choice but to knock down points on this so I gave him a "Banger" cause he did have some good shit on it. Meth, if you didn't like your own shit,then I will give you an 8!

pmack215
03-18-2008, 11:31 AM
this was actually the first wu album i ever heard. i was a big hiphop fan, but hadnt heard 36 yet.
so, tical was my first introduction to wu, other than the single "method man" from 36. tical made me realize how different wu was and how special hiphop could be, and how much better wu was than everyone else. period!!
the rest is history.

Surreptitious
03-18-2008, 05:12 PM
definately a 9.5, Meth even said he rushed the album, thats the only reason its not a ten

THE W
03-18-2008, 05:47 PM
why would you knock an album because someone else doesnt like it even if its the artists that made it? thats their opinion, you have your own mind and ears.

artists can be their own worst critics, especially method man.

King Lizard
03-19-2008, 07:46 PM
You maka a point, I DID hear the album and that's why I'm giving him an 8!

LuckyTheWonderDog
03-19-2008, 07:51 PM
why would you knock an album because someone else doesnt like it even if its the artists that made it? thats their opinion, you have your own mind and ears.

artists can be their own worst critics, especially method man.

Steely Dan are terrible for that. I remember them saying that Aja was exactly what they wanted to do, and that all the stuff before it was at best dissapointing!

Surreptitious
03-19-2008, 11:47 PM
this album is as grimey today as it ever was

Surreptitious
03-19-2008, 11:53 PM
why would you knock an album because someone else doesnt like it even if its the artists that made it? thats their opinion, you have your own mind and ears.

artists can be their own worst critics, especially method man.

Im guessing this was a knock on what I said, I said thats the only reason its not a ten, but I just didn't elaborate on what makes the album nearly perfect as opposed to perfect for me, since I first heard the album there were times in the last few tracks I felt like it was missing something, its just Meth has the talent that kept the album strong even at those times I am speaking of

LuckyTheWonderDog
03-19-2008, 11:55 PM
^^ Nah, I think he was replying to King Lizard, not you.

Surreptitious
03-20-2008, 12:30 AM
^^Shocked to read the Steely Dan reference in their earlier, nice touch, I thought I might be the only one in this forum to have a clue what you were talking about

LuckyTheWonderDog
03-20-2008, 12:34 AM
^^ Haha, check the Sound Shack, there's people on this site with surprisingly varied taste in music.

2L8Lit da croatianMC
03-20-2008, 12:59 AM
voted superior...

gonna bump tical rite now..

MainoffenderKZ
03-20-2008, 10:22 AM
masterpiece,
one of da best wu solo album!
damn classic!

Mic Tyson
04-04-2008, 06:59 PM
it was real grimey, but to me it was only decent. prolly won't listen to it too much

TMsteF (WuMami)
04-04-2008, 09:01 PM
This album is still crazy til this day...Ticalllll

Gets 5/5 from me

Luther Large
04-26-2008, 06:49 PM
this shit is def classic you hear meth spit on i get my thing in action? shit was crazy

Sgt Holly Wood
04-27-2008, 12:30 AM
superior!

Supreme-NRT
04-27-2008, 02:55 PM
Classic, second favorie wu solo LP after Liquid Swords.

9th Chamber
04-27-2008, 04:43 PM
Masterpiece...I never grow tired of this album!!

racist randy
05-18-2008, 08:30 PM
1.Tical - 5/5 Classic
2.Biscuits - 4.5/5 Can't Hear his voice on hear.
3.Bring The Pain - 5/5 Classic
4.All I Need - 4/5 I like the Remix better
5.What The Blood Clot - 5/5 Straight rippin it
6.Meth Vs. Chef - 5/5 Meth killed his last bars.
7.Sub Crazy - 5/5
8.Release Yo Delf - 5/5
9.P.L.O Style - 5/5
10.I Get My Thang In Action - 4.5/5
11.Mr. Sandman - 5/5 This is the Reason i bought Wu-Tang shit.
12.Stimulation - 5/5
13.Method Man [Remix] - 5/5

Crazy Album
Lyrics - 4.5/5
Beat - 5/5
Overall - 4.5/5 Superior !

The real Review!

1.Tical
Karate intro is just so nice. Beat is RAW, the bass on here is crazy and the hook is nice. Method Man spits raw on here, straight hip-hop, preview of the whole album, this is that Wu-Sound straight from the gutter. 5/5

2.Biscuits
I love this beat, but I can barely hear the lyrics on here. Beat is real raw, "Yo momma don't wear no draws"! Method Man is straight raw on this joint, I wish it was better mastered though, it's still grimy though. 5/5

3.Bring The Pain
I don't even have to review this right here. 5/5

4.All I Need
This is an ill track no doubt, beat is raw and Meth is spitting some ill shit about women, keeping it hood. I must say I like the remix better though, Mary J. on the hook is just crazy and the beat is not as raw but Raw enough. 4.5/5

5.What the Blood Clot
Straight Raw! Method Man going hard on this whole joint with no hook, that's what I like. Beat is hard as fuck, I love the shoutouts at the end and O.D.B. is funny as hell fucking with a napkin on his dick lol. 5/5

6.Meth vs. Chef
Aww man this is some ill battle type shit. Meth vs Chef is probably some real shit, I heard they did battle for tracks back in the day. I think Meth took this one, especially towards the end "a nigga up, with all the dangerous diseases
Sniffling sneezing coughing aching stuffy head fever
Fucker, I think it's bout time that you suffer
Bobbin on my nob like an all day sucker... Bitch!" that shit was ill right there. Raekwon came hard on this one too, that's why the track is so ill. 5/5

7.Sub Crazy
The beat on here is crazy, Method Man is ill on here, the whole album is fucking raw man "Word up, our niggas is strapped, ready for war on the ill block
Things just ain't peace no more, fuck it
If you ain't with me then forget me
Niggas try to stick me, retaliation, no hesitation, shifty
Creepin niggas in the dark, triggas with no heart
Rippin ass apart, I'll be swimmin with the sharks now
Stay out my water or it's manslaughter
Kid, you oughta start reachin for that nickle-plated auto-
Matic, my thoughts get sporadic, loaded raps
Bustin mad shots to ya attic
They say this hazard, this flows a hazard
Straight from Hazard County with a bounty on his head, and it said
"Wanted Dead or Alive," I swear by the whites of they eyes
To never take a dive I will survive".......5/5

8.Release Yo Delf'
This one right here had to grow on me, but with raw lyrics like "Shit's gettin deep in here, I mean thick
Niggaz lookin all in my face like they want dick
It's about to hit the fan, hit the flo'
That's all I can stands, and I can't stands no mo'
What is it? Niggaz think they bigga
Cause they got the finga on the trigga of a pistol
They don't know I'm wicked, when I start to kick it
With the raw sound, wash it down with a Mystic"...that's ill, then you have Blue Raspberry on the hook, with and ill beat what do you expect?? 5/5

9.P.L.O. Style
I like this calm beat right here, Method Man opens up Raw and then we see Carlton Fisk he's raw aswell, I love how they spitting bar for bar on this joint. 5/5

10.I Gets My thing In Action
Ill beat, it's kinda calm too which I love. Method Man Spittin i'll raw rhymes on here, I love the drums on this beat for real. 5/5

11.Mr.Sandman
This track is the reason Method Man is my favorite Member of the Wu-Tang Clan hands down for life. I heard this on My uncles Wu-Tang Killa Beez tape, the beat is just ill itself and the guest spots are crazy, you got RZArector on here who is ill on a lyrical tip more importantly the beat, then Inspectah Deck comes in ill "My hazardous thoughts cut the mics life support short" crazy shit BUT Method Man just goes in for the K.O. on some Marvel vs. Capcom shit "Hot time, summer in the city
My people represent, get busy
The heat-seeker, on a mission from Hell's kitchen
I gets in where I fits in for head-touchin, listen
My enemy, is the industry got me flippin
I don't give a fuck tell that bitch and a nigga
I'm killin, snipin, catchin murder cases
Desert Storm-in, I be searchin for oasis
As I run a mile with erasers
Pullin, swords, hit the Billboard with a bullet
Peace to the number seven
Everybody else get the fo'-nine-three-eleven" his flow is raw on that shit Meth is just wild. Streetlife is on this joint too, but Carlton Fisk is the Icing on the Cake, he ends it off raw... "Niggaz said, "Carlton youse a ill motherfucker"
Cause I made it look like they both killed each other
And I'm out" The screaming on the track is ill too. 5/5

12.Stimulation
I wasn't really feeling this shit at first, my mom was and the more she asked me to play it the more I like it, this is some ill shit. I love the beat on here, Method Man just spitting real ill on here too. 5/5

13.Method Man (Remix)
Not as ill as the first but it's just as good. I love the flows and hype-ness Method Man brings on here. The beat is ill as fuck too, this whole album is just some raw shit, some of the best Wu Material on this disc. 5/5

Lyrics - 5/5
Beats - 5/5
Overall - 5/5

This Album was the beginning of the crazyness yet to come from solo acts in the clan, Meth started everything off real raw and grimey...... ****Overall 5/5**** ****Certified Wu-Classic****

Maccabee Ridah
05-19-2008, 08:28 AM
Heh, nothing under the pure, raw, hardcore, classic hip-hop masterpiece....

Tony Bandana
06-21-2008, 02:07 AM
when i first got it ...i'll be honest

i was dissapointed & i find that this record iz mastered poorly. Bass levels and treble levels are off especially on Biscuts .

but itz a classic or damn close.

i like 4:21 the best 4 some reason.

SikoCeLL
12-12-2008, 07:11 AM
This has got to be the most over rated Wu album in my opinion.. this album has hardly any replay value for me.. i've had this album for quite sometime now and i've gone back to it about 5 times... this album does nothing for me except for songs like "Tical" "Bring Da Pain" and "All I Need".

Tony Bandana
12-12-2008, 11:13 AM
nah man What The Blood Clot, Methvs.Chef ..P.L.O. Style are all ill joints too

bad boy T
12-16-2008, 03:27 AM
classic album no doubt

Ticallion
01-01-2009, 02:18 AM
"Bring The Pain" is almost as good if not just as classic and dope as "M-E-T-H-O-D Man"

Love the album

Tony Bandana
01-01-2009, 04:24 PM
"Bring The Pain" is almost as good if not just as classic and dope as "M-E-T-H-O-D Man"

Love the album

extremly close. but id take the rawness of Method Man (the track) over it. Bring The Pain is one of the greatest tracks made by far too

Ticallion
01-02-2009, 11:18 PM
Yeah, I personally like "4:21" more

Either that or I didn't let "Tical" grow on me yet

killabee313
04-01-2009, 04:28 PM
dope.Production coulda been a lil better production wize but lyrically Meth came HARD on this shit.''What The Blood Clot" & "Mr. Sandman" wuzz my favz.

Don Universo
04-06-2009, 03:02 PM
Sad that this album gets put on the back burner because it was the first solo from the clan....and shit only got better. who knew Rza had ob4cl, liquid sword, ironman ect up his sleeve.
Dope beats nice and gritty but the sound quality in certain songs are shitty.I actually love this style of production from rza on this album plus wit Blue ras singin on it,shit is classic wu. I gave it a banger rating though. This wasn't Mefs best lyrical output, though I think he got Rae in mef vs chef. 8/10***this album paved the way, very important album***

spiggity_ace
04-07-2009, 01:00 AM
i liked it, the grimy beats fit method man nicely, and unexpectedly, i heard rza had to rush the production on this cuz he lost the original tapes or seomthing, anyone with info on that?

Chungsanity
04-07-2009, 01:01 AM
I voted subpar. Tical is easily the most overrated debut ever. far from a classic, average beats (RZA improved his shit later on), and the album bores the hell outta me, straight up.

New Hills 36
05-08-2009, 05:23 PM
My least favourite of the first 5. I think I read about the tapes getting lost in a flood.

killabee313
05-23-2009, 11:32 PM
one of my fav soloz frum wu.

KJR
05-24-2013, 03:27 PM
In some ways, I think this album feels more cohesive than Cuban Linx.

SKAMPOE
05-24-2013, 03:34 PM
Master piece no doubt!!!

KJR
05-25-2013, 06:14 AM
Master piece no doubt!!!

Really, you think so? What makes it a masterpiece in your opinion?

DarkEXile
05-25-2013, 07:16 AM
It's a great album and still stands up today.

MaskedAvenger
05-25-2013, 08:15 AM
That whole vibe of the album played front to back is great, If you copped this around the time it came out you will consider this a classic but I can also understand how newer fans would pick this up and not really dig it that much.

KJR
05-26-2013, 06:04 AM
Nearly 10 years later though and this album still retains it's dark atmosphere. At the time (94), Wu Tang had to deliver on their potential displayed on their debut and they did just that with this release. Had it been any longer, it would've suffered but the length is pretty much perfect. (saved for the tacked on unneeded Method Man remix)

Biz
07-20-2013, 11:07 AM
My favorite wu solo release deffinetly up there with liquid swords and obfcl a classic for sure.