Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version

Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1995 Ratings: #51 / 431
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
1995 Ratings: #27
March 28, 1995 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra, WMG / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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90
AllMusic

Even though Return to the 36 Chambers might not be the most earth-shattering piece of the Wu-Tang puzzle, it's an infectious party record which proves that, despite his limitations, Ol' Dirty Bastard has the charisma to carry an album on his own.

KennyTheKidd
100
Favorite songs
1 - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
2 - Protect Ya Neck 2 the Zoo
3 - Brooklyn Zoo 2 (Tiger Crane)

Return to the 36 Chambers shows off an element I find mostly missing from 80’s/90’s rap: uniqueness. While both decades house a ton of important albums for the rap genre, I just find most people just tried to be lyrical instead of having a unique personality or twist to the genre. Not that there’s anything wrong with straight bars but it’ll never stick with me as much as ... read more
KanyesEgo
72
Singing tracks are awful, the rest is just fun but occasionally gets uninteresting. It’s so weird and different and so ahead of its time
TheBravesDH
84
ODB was waaaayyyy ahead of his time. He would still have no peers if he was alive today. Not a lyrical miracle, but nobody gave less fucks than him.
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