AOTY 2017
The Saga Continues
Wu-Tang Clan - The Saga Continues
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #496 / 653
User Score
Based on 25 ratings
2017 Ratings: #398
October 13, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Sputnikmusic

The Saga Continues sees the group at their most uninhibited in years.

75
Northern Transmissions
For their seventh album the group still carries the amazing, obtuse production style that’s made them feel unique and fun throughout the years. Occasionally though, the range of members on the record leave some songs feeling weaker or less exciting than others, and occasionally moving a little too generic.
72
HipHopDX

The Saga Continues is not the home run that Wu-Tang Clan fans have been waiting for, but to keep the baseball analogy, it’s an RBI double.

70
AllMusic

As a Wu-Tang album, The Saga Continues is good but not great, but it's a fine calling card for Mathematics, and makes the case that he should be given an album of his own more often.

70
GIGsoup
While it’s a strong album, with some really good standout tracks, it doesn’t really make that big an impact as a whole.
67
A.V. Club
It’s low-stakes stuff, but if you’re enough of a Wu fan to read this far, you’ll be happy the saga continues—at least for now.
60
Clash
At its best, 'The Saga Continues' captures some of the old Wu magic but unfortunately these moments are few and far between.
60
PopMatters
Despite the excellent lyricism and genius flow, there are still hiccups.
60
XXL

While the project's title indicates the "saga continues"—featuring solid rhymes from each member and sample-heavy beats from Mathematics—it's not the opus that will surpass the classics in Wu's already established legacy.

58
Consequence of Sound

While The Saga Continues engenders enough wistful reminiscences to satisfy the core, it provides shockingly little in the way of memorable moments.

55
The 405
We have seen countless Wu-Tang side projects, limp cash grabs, and forced collaborations, but if this is now meant to be the future... let's just stay in the past.
50
Slant Magazine

The Saga Continues is a patently unnecessary one. The majority of the Clan remain skilled wordsmiths, but they don't have much to say: a few rote references to the police brutality epidemic here, a toothless name-check to their aforementioned “pharma bro” patron there.

50
Crack Magazine

It’s worth a few plays for Wu nerds, but let’s not approach The Saga Continues as a significant release.

45
Pitchfork

Why listen to a bargain bin Wu joint when 36 Chambers is readily available? Outside of servicing the most diehard Wu-Tang fans, this album has little to no utility.

Oct 19, 2017
99
this has got to be the best album that i've heard in my life.
Oct 16, 2017
65
@thehippityhopreviews IG
Producer Mathematics shines on this album, but it lacks the cohesion shown by other aging rap groups such as A Tribe Called Quest displayed in 2016. While a Wu-Tang album in name, the members are forced to get by on pure talent and don't bring their best bars and themes.
Oct 15, 2017*
Z.Younk
71
People hating on this are not real Wu fans plain & simple; if you were, you'd appreciate that they're all delivering their best lyrics in years on excellent production. That being said, this is really a Mathematics LP; who also made Martin Shkreli's only copy of Once Upon A Time in Shaolin. While the classic Wu sound is more intact and sounds better than in decades, no songs feature all (or even a majority of) members all together, which is its weak point. Mathematics made sure the Clan ... read more
Track List
  1. Wu-Tang the Saga Continues Intro (feat. RZA)
  2. Lesson Learn'd (feat. Inspectah Deck & Redman)
  3. Fast and Furious (feat. Hue Hef & Raekwon)
  4. Famous Fighters (Skit)
  5. If Time is Money (Fly Navigation) [feat. Method Man]
  6. Frozen (feat. Method Man, Killa Priest & Chris Rivers)
  7. Berto and the Fiend (Skit) [feat. Ghostface Killa]
  8. Pearl Harbor (feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA & Sean Price)
  9. People Say (feat. Redman)
  10. Family (Skit)
  11. Why Why Why (feat. RZA & Swnkah)
  12. G'd up (feat. Method Man, R-Mean & Mzee Jones)
  13. If What You Say is True (feat. Streetlife)
  14. Saga (Skit) [feat. RZA]
  15. Hood Go Bang! (feat. Redman & Method Man)
  16. My Only One (feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna & Steven Latorre)
  17. Message
  18. The Saga Continues Outro (feat. RZA)
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Added on: September 22, 2017