Tical

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The first Wu-Tang Clan solo album to follow the seismic impact of Enter the Wu-Tang, Method Man's Tical similarly delivers an otherworldly wallop, one that instantly sets the madcap MC apart from his clansmen as the collective's shining star. Not only is Meth madcap, both in terms of mentality and delivery, he's also incredibly witty and wordy. Here he inspires hilarity as well as astonishment, and the way that he fires off his rhymes with such seemingly spontaneous ease compounds this sense of wonder. Just as Meth is quite clearly leagues above practically every other rapper in 1994 sans a small handful, if that, so is his producer, Wu-Tang abbot RZA, who produces the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
The first Wu-Tang Clan solo album to follow the seismic impact of Enter the Wu-Tang, Method Man's Tical similarly delivers an otherworldly wallop, one that instantly sets the madcap MC apart from his clansmen as the collective's shining star. Not only is Meth madcap, both in terms of mentality and delivery, he's also incredibly witty and wordy. Here he inspires hilarity as well as astonishment, and the way that he fires off his rhymes with such seemingly spontaneous ease compounds this sense of wonder. Just as Meth is quite clearly leagues above practically every other rapper in 1994 sans a small handful, if that, so is his producer, Wu-Tang abbot RZA, who produces the entirety of Tical: from the antiquated flutes and kung fu flick samples that open the album, to the pulse-accelerating beats of "Bring the Pain" and the fist-pumping ones of "All I Need" the b-boy version rather than the radio-geared one featuring Mary J. Blige, to the rallying, warlike horns of "Release Yo' Delf." Despite a few outside contributions, most notably from Raekwon on the rowdy spar-fest "Meth vs. Chef," Tical is strictly a two-man show, Meth bringing da ruckus and RZA the swarming soundscapes, and that's precisely what further makes this album such a treasure amid the many Wu-Tang gems. Where most of Meth's clansmen delivered guest-laden albums that sounded more like group efforts than solo ones, Tical strictly spotlights the group's two stars and does so with refreshingly straightforward flair. There's none of the epic overreaching that mars so many rap albums of the era; rather, there's just over a dozen tracks here, and they're filled to the brim with rhymes and beats and little else -- no pop-crossover concessions nor any heady experimentation for the sake of experimentation, just good ol'-fashioned hip-hop, albeit with a dark, dark deranged twist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/1994
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 731452383921
  • Catalog Number: 523839
  • Sales rank: 4,710

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tical (3:57)
  2. 2 Biscuits (2:50)
  3. 3 Bring the Pain (3:10)
  4. 4 All I Need (3:16)
  5. 5 What the Blood Clot (3:25)
  6. 6 Meth Vs. Chef (3:36)
  7. 7 Sub Crazy (2:15)
  8. 8 Release Yo' Delf (4:16)
  9. 9 P.L.O. Style (2:36)
  10. 10 I Get My Thang in Action (3:46)
  11. 11 Mr. Sandman (3:38)
  12. 12 Stimulation (3:46)
  13. 13 Method Man (3:20)
  14. 14 Bring the Pain (3:26)
  15. 15 Release Yo' Delf (4:56)
  16. 16 Bring the Pain (8:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Method Man Primary Artist
RZA Vocals
Blue Raspberry Background Vocals
Booster Background Vocals
Carlton Fisk Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Rich Keller Engineer
RZA Engineer
Kevin Thomas Engineer
Method Man Engineer
Ken "Duro" Ifill Engineer
J. Nicholas Engineer
Prince Rakeem Producer
Ethan Royman Engineer
David Sealy Engineer
John Wydrycs Engineer
Fourth Disciple Producer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Jack Hersca Engineer
Shawn Kilmurray Reissue Production Coordination
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ticaaaaal

    method man is the rapper who shows the world you don't need to be tough to make rap. why the hell should you listen to 50 cent just because he's tough? can't you make music without saying i'm this and that? meth is the guy who just watches time fly by and rhymes when he's ready, and that is crazy when it gets down. bring da pain one of the only hiphop video without violence and everything, and he doesn't get disrespected by everyone, he even covers "i will survive" for fck'sake what's the best flow iv'e ever heard. buy this cd.now. can you believe i had this for 10 bucks, i wanto waste 10€ to a guy who passes out on a couch when mtv is filming!

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