Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993) (1 Viewer)

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I'm amazed so few people here have listened to this before. I only have 3 enduring favourite albums, this and NMH are 2 of them (Joni Mitchell's "Blue" is the other, maybe that'll come up next week)

My 2 younger brothers and their friend Paddy were the only people into hip-hop in Wexford town in the early 90s. I thought they (my brothers) were spas, but I was the spa I suppose. 36 Chambers is the album that finally showed me the light (when I finally listened to it 10 years after it came out)
 

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i was bouncing around on the couch chanting un-PC lyrics this morning, himself told me "i don't want you in that album club any more"
 

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To be honest this makes me feel very white and European. White guys getting into black American b culture isn't new though...

 

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I just bent me headphone jack in my phones headphone socket,it had nothing to do with the fact that this was playing I just thought I'd mention it
 

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Spent 20 minutes looking for my Cd of it this morning and failed to find it. It seemed like the perfect music to blast in the car on my way to an irritating work meeting.

Anyway, it's deadly. Haven't listened to it in ages. Looking forward to doing so again if I can find the damn Cd.
 

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The closest thing I've ever owned that could, at a pinch compare to this WuTang LP...it's been a while.

 

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Listening to this now. I like the voices and the rap. What's not to like about the shear amount of words going on here. Not mad about the skits. The songs tend to start, loads of rapping then fade out. The songs don't really go anywhere, not something that's unique to this particular album, it's a genre thing. Maybe that's just the way it is in hip hop.
 

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Listening to this now. I like the voices and the rap. What's not to like about the shear amount of words going on here. Not mad about the skits. The songs tend to start, loads of rapping then fade out. The songs don't really go anywhere, not something that's unique to this particular album, it's a genre thing. Maybe that's just the way it is in hip hop.
Agreed, and it's a lot to take in. I'm thinking rap was the first genre to really embrace the CD in terms of making the most of its longer running time compared to vinyl, but that gets you a lot of bloat and padding over 70 minutes with the skits and duff tracks and whatnot. I had to take a break after hitting my first lull at 'Can It Be All So Simple' but I'll get back to it in a bit.
 

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The angry shouting stuff is punctuated every now and again with some seriously groovy stuff. I like the laid back stuff more.
 

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Is that classed as a hip hop album? Then the Wu Tang's is the 2nd hip hop album I've ever listened to, yay!
Well, it's probably classified as electronic hip hop? maybe. I remembered I have an Sugarhill Gang album which I have definitely listened to a few times. I get the feeling this is going to be a bit different.

But I really like ODB's got your money, so hopefully that's a good reference point.
 

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This is probably, like, the second hip-hop album I've listened to straight through (the first was probably Dr Octagon way back in the day) but hip-hop is in the fabric of pop culture now, we've heard so many of the beats and the voices in chunks and snippets here and there that we don't even realise it.
 

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I will have to admit I'm after getting a bit bored with it..its no Doggystyle
 

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Every CD-era rap album is about X tracks too long.
Actually I'll qualify that - every CD-era album whatever the genre is X tracks too long. Even some records I love. See also: that hidden track bullshit where the album finishes and there's 20 minutes of silence and then WHAM GET OUT OF MY EARS.
 

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It's about 5 tracks too long
Yeah..fo realz
Same same with MC MacDaras points up above

Keeping it rizzeal all up in the cd length fizzeels its where its at....40 mins max for an album.

NO EXCEPTIONS UNDER ABSOLUTELY ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
 

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