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  • Summary: The producer's latest solo album features such guests as Maxwell, Eminem, Three 6 Mafia, Juvenile, Twista, Snoop Dogg, the Dogg Pound, and Jadakiss.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. It may be that the only constant on Chemical Warfare IS Alchemist's beats, but that's enough to make it work--and like the futuristic battle it implies the album is filled with hits you'll never see coming.
  2. 80
    His dark, gritty boom bap is back. Better than ever.
  3. Chemical Warfare keeps this capo's reputation in tact. Recommended for aspiring dons and more open-minded thugs.
  4. Chemical Warfare is a rap version of Speilberg's Minority Report; it draws upon a gritty underground past while embracing more modern craftsmanship, where new smooth edges are balanced by the felt-authenticity of its caliginous vision.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. roy
    Sep 15, 2009
    8
    Excellent album with consistent production. The tracks are varied, and, unlike his previous release, Al shows more diversity in his chosen Excellent album with consistent production. The tracks are varied, and, unlike his previous release, Al shows more diversity in his chosen album guests. All and all, a good album, though not a classic. Expand
  2. koof
    Sep 30, 2009
    8
    This album is pretty good, yet there is some filler definitely. Old Leef down here talkin about "these days". The album features Kool G Rap This album is pretty good, yet there is some filler definitely. Old Leef down here talkin about "these days". The album features Kool G Rap and KRS One, hip hop pioneers, and they are the ones who have some of the worst rhymes on the album. Expand
  3. EricC
    Aug 31, 2009
    7
    The beats and the sampling make it worth picking up. It's just too bad the performances from the guest MCs are completely phoned in. You The beats and the sampling make it worth picking up. It's just too bad the performances from the guest MCs are completely phoned in. You can always count on Eminem dumbing things down to middle school level. Expand
  4. LeefS
    Sep 6, 2009
    4
    Pretty much terrible. The beats are OK, but that's not enough to rectify the completely garbage coming out of these rappers mouths. Pretty much terrible. The beats are OK, but that's not enough to rectify the completely garbage coming out of these rappers mouths. These days, if the wordplay isn't there, then it becomes obvious how ludicrously stale and contrived gangsta rap has become. And this is as obvious as it's ever been. Expand
  5. BTR.
    Sep 15, 2009
    3
    The Alchemist is the perfect producer for today's rap. He knows how to work around every drag and flaw of the rapper's with which The Alchemist is the perfect producer for today's rap. He knows how to work around every drag and flaw of the rapper's with which he works. He has just enough variation that you really wouldn't notice the difference in the songs if you heard them at separate times on the radio. When he works with artists like Eminem, something seems to work, but with the lesser known, less talented rappers. This is a difficult album because it induces sheer boredom. Expand
  6. patofu
    Sep 27, 2009
    3
    This album was an absolute letdown. I was hoping, maybe even expecting that an album this well reviewed would be well written, more This album was an absolute letdown. I was hoping, maybe even expecting that an album this well reviewed would be well written, more conceptual, keener, more true to reality, etc. but sadly, it was none of the above. This album, with the exception of a handful of the tracks, were absolute trash. Expand