Chemical Warfare

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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. Chemical Warfare keeps this capo's reputation in tact. Recommended for aspiring dons and more open-minded thugs.
  3. 80
    His dark, gritty boom bap is back. Better than ever.
  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.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »