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The Marshall Mathers LP

2

Eminem

(Music CD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Marshall Mathers LP
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Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Aftermath Records,, [2013]
Edition: Explicit version.
Copyright Date: ℗2013
Characteristics: 1 audio disc ;,4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,rda
audio file,CD audio,rda
Additional Contributors: Grey, Skylar 1986-
Rihanna 1988-
Lamar, Kendrick 1987-
Ruess, Nate 1982-
Alternate Title: Also known as: MMLP2

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Apr 09, 2014
  • AdhemHashim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 17, 2014
  • eex97 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 22, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not his best. Some recycled lyrics, beats, etc... But no one is endlessly creative. The sampling seemed a bit wasted by juvenile rhymes and mediocre hooks. Every song on every other LP he's done is worth having but there were only 3 I liked on this.

Apr 09, 2014
  • AdhemHashim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great album!

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Eminem could use a publicity stunt, and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is just what the therapist ordered. During the 13 years since The Marshall Mathers LP, he's never lost his acrobat-gremlin skills on the mic. But some subsequent albums felt hermetic, perverting rage into rock-star griping on 2004's Encore, horror-show shock tactics on 2009's Relapse and 12-step purging on 2010's Recovery. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is about reclaiming a certain freewheeling buoyancy, about pissing off the world from a more open, less cynical place; he even says sorry to his mom on "Headlights," where he's joined by Nate Ruess of fun.

Nostalgia is everywhere. Em surrounds himself in allusions to classic hip-hop, like the Beastie Boys samples producer Rick Rubin laces together on "Berzerk." It's telling that the only guest MC is Kendrick Lamar on "Love Game," probably because his slippery syllable-juggling owes a lot to Eminem.

Yet Em's former obsession – his own media image – has been replaced with a 41-year-old's cranky concerns. He's still a solipsistic cretin, but in a more general, everyday sort of way. He raps about how he can't figure out how to download Luda on his computer and waves the Nineties-geek flag with references to Jeffrey Dahmer and the Unabomber. He's playing his best character: the demon spawn of Trailer Hell, America, hitting middle age with his middle finger up his nose while he cleans off the Kool-Aid his kids spilled on the couch.

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