• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Dec 12, 2006
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. While the title of this disc seems synonymous with Have Some Leftovers, it's not at all stale, if not nearly as spectacular as its precursor.
  2. This is the first time 'Ghostface Killah' and 'inconsistent' could ever exist in the same sentence. It's still a worthy investment and a must-have for fans, but I could've waited for an even fresher catch.
  3. More Fish suffers during Ghostface's absences.
  4. If March's "Fishscale" was his "Highway '61 Revisited" or "Innervisions", "More Fish" is "John Wesley Harding" or "Fulfillingness' First Finale". It may lack something of the lustre, but it's still a gem from a master operating very much at the peak of his powers.
  5. While More Fish is far from worthless, it's still a diluted product.
  6. Thus is the template that makes More Fish so relevant, rewarding, and unpredictably necessary: uniformly fantastic production (except Doom) and Ghost coasting just enough that he doesn’t utterly eclipse the people he’s trying to let shine.
  7. 80
    Bizarre, but brilliant. [Mar 2007, p.100]
  8. 80
    As lean and compact as its predecessor was expansive. [Jan 2007, p.88]
  9. This lacks Fishscale's intensity and focus.... Of fifteen tracks, however, only the crassly sexist "Greedy Bitches" is devoid of charm.
  10. 60
    [It] isn't so much More Fish as it is Cheap Fish. [Mar 2007, p.81]
  11. 60
    [A] patchy, protege-heavy collection that has little in common with its near-classic predecessor. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.85]
  12. B-list Wu cronies contribute a few too many forgettable guest verses, but Ghost's technique has never been deadlier.
  13. This isn't the gauntlet "Fishscale" was. It's just a good bunch of songs. [Feb/Mar 2007]
  14. While it could be asserted that More Fish is leftovers to Fishscale's ten-course spread, we're still talking about something well beyond your average table scraps.
  15. 80
    It feels somehow safe and experimental, foundational and radical. [Jan 2007, p.110]
  16. He’s worth your $13.98 even when he’s only offering a grab bag like this one. [11 Dec 2006]
  17. If More Fish isn't as good as Fishscale -- and there's just as good a chance that it is as good -- it's the tapestry method that doesn't make for a cohesive listen.
  18. There’s enough to make this little Def Jam tax write-off worthy of a listen for anyone that liked Fishscale, not just Ghostface completists.
  19. More Fish has a fishy flavor and smell but has little else resembling the hard-hitting potency of its mind numbing predecessor, Fishscale.
  20. For the second time in 2006, Wu-Tang’s Ghostface has released an album that makes it seem everyone else in the hip-hop world should be paying more attention to Ghostface.
  21. Though "More Fish" lacks any real coherency, amid the flotsam is a marvelously random set of songs.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. RapstallionX
    Jan 29, 2007
    9
    Strait dope! This album is Ghost-Deini at his best. Hard lyrics and beats make this a must have for music lovers in general. There are 2 Strait dope! This album is Ghost-Deini at his best. Hard lyrics and beats make this a must have for music lovers in general. There are 2 throw-away tracks on the album, but everything else is classic shit. Trife Da God shines and so does Sun God at times. Go cop it if you ain't got it. Full Review »
  2. ArtL
    Jan 19, 2007
    10
    I consider this album a classic. Straight up.
  3. CGraham
    Jan 19, 2007
    7
    Surprisingly decent part-crew album, with tons of bangers and tons of skippable tracks. Wildly uneven and plagued by poor production values Surprisingly decent part-crew album, with tons of bangers and tons of skippable tracks. Wildly uneven and plagued by poor production values at times, if an editor sat down and winnowed out a few tracks it could have been a solid outing. Sheek, Trife and (obviously) Ghostface come correct, Wigs needs to be taken out back. Full Review »