Legendary Weapons - Wu-Tang Clan
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  • Summary: The follow-up to 2009's Chamber Music, the album is a compilation of Wu-Tang and affiliates, minus GZA.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    85
    If this is the Wu-Tang of the 2010's, we need more albums like it.
  2. Jul 26, 2011
    80
    They're still chronicling gangster life, albeit a former one, but the beats are now funkier, offering a surprisingly accessible counterpoint to the cinematic, bloodthirsty narratives of star rapper Ghostface Killah. His caustic delivery propels the best tracks here.
  3. Aug 1, 2011
    70
    The beats, hooks and overall feel of these tracks is of a welcome high standard, sitting somewhere between the tried and tested aesthetics of yore and slick reinterpretation.
  4. Jul 26, 2011
    60
    Even without being a completely authentic offering from the Killa Beez, Legendary Weapons is a solid listen that can hold fans over and shows the Wu's weapons remain razor sharp, leaving hope for an official LP.
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    60
    Once rumored to be a true Wu-Tang Clan release, Legendary Weapons arrived as another compilation of Wu whatnot, with affiliates and second-string producers running the show as core member GZA sits things out.
  6. Jul 26, 2011
    60
    It's possible the sound of Ghostface Killah being upstaged by an unknown rapper suggests he isn't really trying. Perhaps that's the problem with Legendary Weapons, which hints at the greatness of the Wu-Tang Clan but never really achieves it: another brand extension that makes you long for the real thing.
  7. Aug 11, 2011
    40
    The occasional bright spot (Ghostface's blistering verse on Meteor Hammer) is always counterbalanced by a low point (Trife Diesel's middling turn on Laced Cheeba).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 8, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Following 2009â Expand

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