Digital Bullet

  • Record Label: Koch
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2001
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mixer
    80
    Expertly produced with perfected lyrical skills. [Oct 2001, p.84]
  2. Although he's the primary MC throughout this album, it's his studio skills that keep listeners on their toes...
  3. Digital Bullet is both every bit as self-indulgent as it sounds, and far better than it has any right to be.
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    Scattershot and immediate, with every track sounding as if it came off the top of his head. [Oct 2001, p.99]
  5. Blender
    60
    Lacks some of the cocksure oomph of his debut, though RZA does try to broaden his sonic palette. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.128]
  6. At best, these are semi-finished rejects from 'The W'...
  7. Too many tracks sound like tired Wu cast offs saved from the studio floor to prove that he's capable of doing this in his sleep.
  8. But lacking the original RZA's sense of purpose and ability to evoke top performances from his supporting crew, Digital comes off as a lark.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 12, 2016
    9
    While not feeling as tightly weaved together or as easy a listen as the Bobby Digital In Stereo album, Digital Bullet manages to forge aWhile not feeling as tightly weaved together or as easy a listen as the Bobby Digital In Stereo album, Digital Bullet manages to forge a slightly off kilter atmospheric experience that rewards the listener's commitment. After a strong start, the album seems to lose itself somewhat before the progressively developing and stuttering tone rises triumphantly towards some kind of self actualization plot, with a finale that gives listeners a hint at what the long promised and never released The Cure album might have sounded like. The tracks Show U Love, Do You, Glocko Pop, Must be Bobby, La Rhumba, Brooklyn Babies, Shady, Righteous Way, Build Strong and the Sickness are definite standouts. Full Review »
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    10
    An amazing classic album, its because i grew up with music like this that i have no respect for todays upcoming artist. Rza combined awesomeAn amazing classic album, its because i grew up with music like this that i have no respect for todays upcoming artist. Rza combined awesome production with unmatched lyrics that nobody else has these days. People who don't like this album are the type who will prefer simple minded hip-hop. But for real hip-hop heads, an album for the ages. Full Review »
  3. DaisyR
    Apr 27, 2005
    10
    I think that this is one of RZA's greatest albums, it is a must have!!!!