1. Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Label: Loud Records
Best Song: "C.R.E.A.M."
Wu-Tang is not just a group, like Goodie Mob and A Tribe Called Quest: it's a spiraling collective of a dozen voices, each of them becoming stars in the process. Even before the clan came together, members like GZA had released solo projects. But you know all that. And honestly, what can be said about this album that hasn't been said before? "That ODB, he was great." "GZA is a genius, and not just in name." "Raekwon and Ghostface Killah something something." No. Come on. Do better.
This album has been celebrated in every aspect over the past two decades, and for many good reasons. If you honestly don't know how good it is, lock yourself in your room and think about what you've doneâ€”and don't come down for dinner. There's simply nothing else to say! Except that it sucks that Wu-Tang is responsible for Childish Gambino's name. That doesn't get said often enough, for sure.