I don't understand why people say "this album is horrible" and such. I think this album is much better than Forever. It has fewer tracks, most of them being Wu Bangas. It just sounds better than Forever. All the tracks are awesome, but standouts are Hollow Bones, Gravel Pit, Protect Ya Neck, Do You Really, One Blood Under W, and I Can't Go To Sleep. "Hollow Bones" is great, with INS dropping FIRE on this track, his flow bobbing and weaving over the soulful sample and guitar riff. "Gravel Pits" has a great beat, and Meth and Ghost come correct here. "Protect Ya Neck" was the first song I heard from this album about four years ago, and when I heard it I was obsessed with Deck's verse. The rest of the song is great too; Ghostface as usual is fire, so are Meth, Masta Killa and the Genius. The beat to this song is true Wu. Although at first it doesn't sound like it, but as you get into the song, you can hear that Shaolin sound. "Do You Really" is introduced by Kay Slay, and the beat is crazy, as Meth and Masta Killa come strong on this track."One Blood," MK is fire on this. He has always had a great flow, and this song showcases it (finally). "I Can't Go To Sleep," the music is amazing. It is like the funk orchestras that the master and man on the hook here, Isaac Hayes did in the 70's. I like Ghost on this; you can feel the passion on this track.
This album is great. I rank it behind 36 Chambers and in front of Forever; I have yet to listen to Iron Flag in entirety. This album is more diverse than the Wu's previous two. Although nothing can come close to 36 Chambers, this album is amazing; people just won't acknowledge that because it is so different.
Look out for Tical 0: The Prequel by Meth May, Pretty Toney by Ghostface April 20th, and No Said Date by the Fifth Brother, Masta Killa in May.