• Record Label: Loud
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2000
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The W is the sort of back-to-basics album that rock bands like the Who and the Rolling Stones used to make when they felt they were losing touch with their audience. It's capable but uninspiring -- Wu by Numbers.
  2. 60
    More accesible than ever, but more fallible too, The W is the album that brings the Wu-Tang Clan down to earth. [Jan 2001, p.98]
  3. Although roughly half as long as Wu-Tang Forever, The W is every bit as erratic and overreaching. If Forever was a great single album hidden in a messy two-disc set, The W feels like a good six-song EP nestled inside an uneven album that seems to take its cues from the half-assed weirdness of ODB's N**** Please.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 22, 2015
    9
    With a New York street sound, dope beats and rhymes as sharp as a knife, the W keeps up with the Wu-Tang clan's reputation as one of the bestWith a New York street sound, dope beats and rhymes as sharp as a knife, the W keeps up with the Wu-Tang clan's reputation as one of the best rap groups ever and grows even more its influence on hip-hop. Full Review »
  2. Sep 22, 2014
    8
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  3. Jul 28, 2011
    10
    haha i like anonymous review, 10 if you like hip hop 0 if you dont, so he gave it an 8 thats pretty humorous... but seriously this is a greathaha i like anonymous review, 10 if you like hip hop 0 if you dont, so he gave it an 8 thats pretty humorous... but seriously this is a great album... the w is a gem of an album (and i like hip hop so i give it a 10, anonymous) Full Review »