More Fish

  • 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. B-list Wu cronies contribute a few too many forgettable guest verses, but Ghost's technique has never been deadlier.
  4. Though "More Fish" lacks any real coherency, amid the flotsam is a marvelously random set of songs.
  5. More Fish has a fishy flavor and smell but has little else resembling the hard-hitting potency of its mind numbing predecessor, Fishscale.
  6. Mojo
    80
    Bizarre, but brilliant. [Mar 2007, p.100]
  7. MSN Consumer Guide (Robert Christgau)
    91
    This isn't the gauntlet "Fishscale" was. It's just a good bunch of songs. [Feb/Mar 2007]
  8. While More Fish is far from worthless, it's still a diluted product.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. This lacks Fishscale's intensity and focus.... Of fifteen tracks, however, only the crassly sexist "Greedy Bitches" is devoid of charm.
  13. Spin
    80
    As lean and compact as its predecessor was expansive. [Jan 2007, p.88]
  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. More Fish suffers during Ghostface's absences.
  16. 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.
  17. Vibe
    80
    It feels somehow safe and experimental, foundational and radical. [Jan 2007, p.110]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 17, 2016
    10
    keep em coming ghostface aka tony starks. ghostface's ear for dope production and lyrical guns keep things hot for everyone to enjoy. wu tangkeep em coming ghostface aka tony starks. ghostface's ear for dope production and lyrical guns keep things hot for everyone to enjoy. wu tang forever!! Full Review »
  2. 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 »
  3. ArtL
    Jan 19, 2007
    10
    I consider this album a classic. Straight up.