5.0 out of 5 stars Really Listen
This double CD compliation, will never just be "shuffled" into any kind of pile. If you were to sit down, focus and actually listen to the album you would understand what i mean. This double CD complilation is TIMELESS. No matter what comes out it can never reach the poetic balance that Wu tang have. This compilation could be listened to from beginning to end...
Published on July 15 2004 by Wu4life
3.0 out of 5 stars Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
This album was pretty good; it didn't seem to me that they were falling off at all. But I do know why this album was kinda considered as a sophomore-jinxed album. First, it's very hard to top 36 Chambers, as it was their breakthrough album. So once you broke through, what more is there to do? Either keep doing you or experiment with some different sounds, which is what...
Published on June 23 2004 by M.C. Ol' Skool
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Listen,
This double CD compliation, will never just be "shuffled" into any kind of pile. If you were to sit down, focus and actually listen to the album you would understand what i mean. This double CD complilation is TIMELESS. No matter what comes out it can never reach the poetic balance that Wu tang have. This compilation could be listened to from beginning to end dozens of time, and each time would be a brand new experience. My ears have never heard such a masterpiece, except for 36 chambers which was the building blocks for "FOREVER". Both cds flatter each other, neither is "weaker" then the other. Disc 2 may be longer then Disc 1, however with tracks Triumph, MGM, and Projects, it is hardly "overdone". Listening to the compliation is like eating Burger King for the first time over and over again. A definate buy for anyone who wants to hear what real, calculated Hip-Hop sounds like, stories from the real, genuine artists. A timeless classic, an everyday enjoyment.
GO OUT AND BUY IT, YOU WILL APRECIATE ITS PERFECTION.
3.0 out of 5 stars Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever,
This album was pretty good; it didn't seem to me that they were falling off at all. But I do know why this album was kinda considered as a sophomore-jinxed album. First, it's very hard to top 36 Chambers, as it was their breakthrough album. So once you broke through, what more is there to do? Either keep doing you or experiment with some different sounds, which is what RZA was doing with more soulful samples and singers like Tekitha (remember her?). Fans expected more of the kung-fu samples to dominate the album. Second, can someone say the word, "OVERKILL"? I don't care how much of a Wu fanatic you are, there are nine members in the group, plus CappaDonna and their other Wu extended family like Poppa Wu, all on over two hours of material. It's too much of a good thing, like having Burger King for seven days straight. Last, only Disc 2 is the most memorable with songs like "Triumph", "Heaterz" and "M.G.M.". Disc 1 is okay, not wack, but okay. To tell you the truth, I only played this album for much of 1997, but when newer albums came out, this one got lost in the shuffle.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wu's finest hour,
Amazing lyrics over incredible beats. If you buy one hip-hop album, it should be this one, and not just cuz it's two discs. :D This is a far cry from the bull on the radio and TV these days. Real hip-hop, powerful subject matter delivered with expert lyricism. What are you still reading this review for? GET IT!
5.0 out of 5 stars dem don' know!,
I lost didc 2 of the set 5 years ago @ a rave,but I like the first one just as much(the hits don't mean nothin when you're talkin wu cause anything them boys touch turns platinum!)get their 1st,3rd,and 4th cds too as well as the new ghostface,meth,rza,and reakwon albums -it'll only dissapoint the stupid(to quote a song"...the dumb are mostly intruiged by the sound...")the lyrics make or break a cut and it's all very intelligible here!
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the real Deal,
By A Customer
For any clowns who think these Cds aren't hot they need to listen to it again. They are the gods of hip hop and they prove it once again with this Cd. Now put your f**in hands together for the triumph. Peace.
4.0 out of 5 stars Wu-Tang does it again,
This double CD was met with some criticism, from fans and critics alike. But the Wu-Tang Clan dropped a serious fem in 97 with this album. Wu-Tang Forever is one of the best double albums ever released, along with the double albums from 2-Pac and Biggie. The Wu was still in their prime with this one, and what resulted was one EXCELLENT album. Here's the review:
Album Highlights: The entire album EXCEPT the intro, and Maria.
Production: Thumbs up
Lyrics and Subject Matter: Thumbs up
Originality: Thumbs up.
Album Highlights: Triumph, Impossible, Deadly Melody, Projects, Bells of War, The M.G.M., Duck Seazon, and Hellz Wind Staff
Lyrics, Subject Matter, and Originality: The same as above
The Last Word: This album is AWESOME. ALthough some of the songs should have been left off, this is still a tight effort from the Wu. Strongly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars PHOKIS'S OPINION,
By A Customer
THE WU DID IT AGAIN WITH THIS DOUBLE CD. THIS ALBUM IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC AND "TRIUMPH" MIGHT BE ONE OF THE BEST RAP SONGS OF ALL TIME. PHOKIS "ATETEEN YEARS IN THE MAKIN" COMIN SOON
5.0 out of 5 stars Where did this " Fall off " term come from?,
I just want to let you ALL know, Wu-tang clan has never " fallen off"? What you are calling " Falling" is simply the Wu-tang style metamorphasis. Let me break it down for all yall... If you have been a Wu fan for a while you will reconize what im talking about.. but heeeeeeeeeeeeere we gooooooo....
Their first style- probably the most trademark, The Kung-fu sampled, dark/ chamber style beats introduced by the infamous Rza. There are many examples of this - Enter the Wu, Cuban Linx, umm Liquid Swords, Pillage ( yuck).. anyway- this seems to be the most popular, and definetly was reconizable. The rugged beats with dark lyrics seemed to have faded away...
2nd style - THIS album - kind of their inbetween, its very weird, i can't really have a grasp on the sound they were going for on this album, we really caught them in the midst of experimentation - you can tell by such songs as, Older godz, Triumph ( kinda), MGM, Cash rules, Projectz especially, they were slightly leaning toward glamour and MGM type apollo sounds ; lyrics werent rugged, more of a ghetto pride, superior black supremist who obtains the glitter and glamour of money and respect --- SIDE NOTE: if you want to see the final result of this style, check out Ghostface killah - supreme clientele ( wow, great album- good job ghost)
3rd style ( cuz i only got 1,000 words)
Bottom line - What would you have rather seen Wu do, Experiment with their style, change it up a little, possibly break up into numerous solo projects and develope individual sounds....
OR simply sell out to the ice shattered, female degrading, mainstream pop that has now taken the name Rap??
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Double Disc,
Most people dont like this album because its a double disc. I wouldn't have it any other way. First, it has one of the best wutang songs ever Triumph. The city is also a great song. Its yourz is one of the hottest songs on the album. Visionz is one those songs that i would only have the wutang on.
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't know how an album can be so good,
as i was reading these reviews, i came across some that's just so totally wrong. i honestly don't know how a CD can get ANY better. quite possibly the best wu cd ever. Disc 1 is DEFINATELY better than the 2nd, and the 2nd CD blows ANY recent album out of the water. In a double cd there is only 1 or POSSIBLY 2 songs i would skip over (black shampoo being the only one i'd def. skip over)
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