I think the problem lies in what Bronze pointed out in one of his songs. Too many producers and no kind of symmertry on the album. You have 13 fuckin songs and all of em have a different sound. Take for instance Liquid Swords, gritty, nasty, cold-hearted beats but all of em were indipendant of each other, they followed the same theme though. Too many producers on the album and no kind of theme and your shit can't gel. Any of the Wu albums before Forever had a theme and RZA stuck to it. Meth's album felt like an acid trip, ODB's felt like an alcoholic's music, etc... I think if the Wu picked themes for their albums and stuck with it they'd have classics on the level of their old shit.
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