Or at least, that's the type of comment I wouldn't be surprised to see on this forum. I'm getting tired of you guys (not all of you of course, you oughta know if this applies to you) calling nearly EVERYTHING classics, throwing the word around like it has no value. Here are the true stats when it comes to Wu classics:
*UNDISPUTABLE CLASSICS (5/5)*
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
*JUST ALMOST CLASSICS (4.5/5, some just maybe 5/5)*
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
No Said Date
^^^ Yea, that's about it. And before any of y'all start yapping, realize that I roughly determine whether an album's classic by two factors: (1) This is the important one, I compare the album's overall quality with of other undisputed classics, like the three listed above and others such as Illmatic, Ready To Die, Reasonable Doubt, The Low End Theory, Midnight Marauders, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, and a whole lotta shit from '88. (2) If the album has INCREDIBLE UNBELIEVABLE IMPACT, it can raise a 4/5 or 4.5/5 quality album to 5/5. This applies to very few albums, the main one being NWA's Straight Outta Compton.
So basically, you guys need to stop labeling everything as classics, cuz they're not... for example, No Said Date is GREAT, but just doesn't stack up when you compare it with Paid In Full, Death Certificate, etc. And even worse than that, in another thread I saw a couple people actually called "The W" a classic, which is a total SLAP IN THE FACE of our standards of Hip-Hop. Not to say it's wack, or even just above average, but that album is NOT classic, PERIOD.
AND FINALLY, I'VE GOT THAT SHIT OFF MY CHEST. Any and all replies are WELCOME.