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A Better Tomorrow

Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2014 Ratings: #901 / 964
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2014 Ratings: #322
December 2, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Oh god. After 7 years the clan finally reunite and well... it isn't pretty. No rawness or energy, this is like a high school reunion where all the cool badass kids went on to become boring and tame shells of their former selves. This album is as sterile as its cover.

Best Track: Necklace
Worst Track: Miracle
The album at times soars with its poignant lyrical content about police violence and the lack of change from Wu's debut until now, and heavy themes of hopes for a better tomorrow. While 'A Better Tomorrow' is the epitome of the depth of sounds of New York City, complex beats, experimentalism, and revivalist east coast sound, it falls short. An excess of flourishes, wall-of-synth sounds, and over-complicated orchestration ruins the album. (look to the disappointing Felt or Mistaken Idenity for ... read more
Avoid this album, For A Better Tomorrow ...
A lot of the pop singers that did the choruses sounded like what a concrete slab looks like. The rapping isn't as enthusiastic as any of their other albums. I feel as though there is some disrespect to ODB's legacy scattered throughout here, but I can't single out any instance of that being the case. Miracle is a preachy mess, and is definitely the worst song on here. Even with all those negatives, I somehow don't dislike this album. Is it the worst Wu-Tang album by far? of course, but it isn't ... read more
The Clan reunited!
So many egos!
Why did they do it?
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Track List

  1. Ruckus in B Minor
  2. Felt
  3. 40th Street Black / We Will Fight
  4. Mistaken Identity
  5. Hold the Heater
  6. Crushed Egos
  7. Keep Watch
  8. Miracle
  9. Preacher's Daughter
  10. Pioneer the Frontier
  11. Necklace
  12. Ron O'Neal
  13. A Better Tomorrow
  14. Never Let Go
  15. Wu-Tang Reunion
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Added on: November 4, 2014