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Relapse [Explicit Lyrics]

EminemAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 19, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Shady / Aftermath / Interscope
  • ASIN: B00192M9FC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,161 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dr. West [Skit]
2. 3 A.M.
3. My Mom
4. Insane
5. Bagpipes from Baghdad
6. Hello
7. Tonya [Skit]
8. Same Song & Dance
9. We Made You
10. Medicine Ball
11. Stay Wide Awake
12. Old Time's Sake
13. Must Be the Ganja
14. Mr. Mathers [Skit]
15. Déjà Vu
16. Beautiful
17. Crack a Bottle
18. Steve Berman [Skit]
19. Underground

Editorial Reviews

2009 album from one of the most successful Rap artists in history. He's sold more albums than most Rock and Pop superstars. He's a Grammy winner. He's an Oscar winner. He's been on the cover of practically every music magazine since his debut album dropped in 1999. Now, 10 years after The Slim Shady LP, Eminem marks his 10th anniversary as a Hip Hop hurricane with Relapse, yet another skillful collaboration with Dr. Dre. Features the single 'Crack A Bottle' (which features Dre and 50 Cent).

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179 of 222 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Okay, here we go with draft #101 of my ever-evolving review of this endlessly enjoyable album. Yep, that's right. Endlessly enjoyable. Sorry to disappoint kind readers who gave me points for feeling an internal struggle over this album in previous drafts, but the more I listen to it, the more I like it. Hence my now one-sided review which gives this album two thumbs up. For the principled and faint-hearted, this album will be too nasty to stomach. But the rest of us are in for a treat: tight raps, catchy beats, and hooks. Long-time Eminem fans, who "get" his signature vile sense of humor will know when to laugh and are surely callous now to disturbing tales of rape, murder, drug abuse, profanity, homophobic fantasies, and all-out lascivious. So if you've already been converted to the dark side, don't worry! You can handle it.

First off, this album is not only catchy, it is packed with a rage and ferocity only Eminem can summon, e.g. songs like "8 Mile," that are bursting with so much intensity they give you goosebumps. That is the vibe (only creepier) of this album and it's Eminem's signature sound; no one else does it quite like him. As a songwriter, I know that it is next to impossible to write material that is so striking; in fact, I've never achieved it, and that's why my hat goes off to Eminem. Eminem invested a lot in this album. Deep beneath all the profanity and sensationalism, all the flinging of every taboo in my face, I sensed an artist who just *had* to get it all out, an artist hell bent on expressing himself, freaking the bejesus out of everyone, and doing it all in the most ear-catching way musically possible.

Some people are criticizing this album as mere pandering to a sensation-starved public, but I disagree. The songs are just too potent.
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43 of 55 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Relapse May 19, 2009
Format:Audio CD
An album like Encore would have destroyed any other rapper. Em has what it takes to get past it though. That said, I was still worried about how good Relapse was going to be as soon as I heard that it was actually coming out.

After the Marshall Mathers LP I never thought I would say this again, but this is by far the darkest album Eminem has ever put out. Almost every song has something to do with rape, murder or incest. By the time I got half-way through the album it was getting really old and kind of had me wondering if this guy should have ever left rehab.

Once it got to "Old Time's Sake" though, things started picking up again. I was actually feeling the songs a little bit. I was actually smiling by the end of it. The last four tracks are fantastic (not including the skit) and made me realize that he's gone through a lot the last few years and that's probably got a lot to do with how dark the first half is.

I think he had to get this album off his chest. It's nowhere near his best, but a lot has happened since the Eminem Show (first of all Encore, and then all his drug issues and probably some other stuff too) so you can't expect him to just pop out another classic like it's no big thing. This is a necessary step to him coming back, and even though it wasn't great, it ended well enough to where I'm convinced Relapse 2 is going to be some of his best work. If you haven't got it yet, don't buy the whole thing, just get a few tracks off of it. I recommend Bagpipes from Baghdad, My Mom, and Old Time's Sake and every song after it. Don't prove me wrong Em, I'm willing to look past this and Encore if Relapse 2 is going to be as good as I think it is.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Difficult Album That Improves with Each Listen October 20, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I stopped listening to Eminem after Encore. I didn't stop liking him; I just didn't listen to him in the five years between that album and the release of this one. When Relapse was released, I remembered the love I once had for Eminem, downloaded the album, and threw it on my iPod. Listening to snippets of each song, I was bothered by his heavy use of accents, attributed that to just growing out of him musically, and deleted it. Once Recovery came out, I found my love for Eminem renewed and decided to give Relapse another shot. Relapse was Eminem's first album in five years and it was a successful comeback album, winning him Grammy awards and selling millions of copies. Eminem has since expressed his disapproval of the album and when an album is as successful as Relapse and an artist still expresses their unhappiness with it, something must be wrong. Sitting down to listen to Relapse, I expected something mediocre and found myself surprised.

The album has 20 tracks, 15 of which are actual songs, and 12 of those 15 have Eminem rapping in some type of accent. Despite the appearance of actor Dominic West and the way the skits tie together to create the feel of a concept album, I have nothing much to say about the skits...They're amusing at times, but I delete them off my iPod once I listen to the album. With that said, I'll discuss the songs.

While his lyrics do touch on the subject of his mother, his drug addiction, and his recovery much of the lyrics on Relapse detail murder fantasies and feature an extensive amount of celebrity name-dropping. It's Eminem's darkest album lyrically and a complete departure from the three studio releases that preceded it.
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Published 13 days ago by David Sanford
5.0 out of 5 stars great flow! the em i remember! some were lil lazy in the stlye of his...
love the lyrical style of em! great deal, great music i would expect from this man
Published 15 days ago by Mr. J. Mcmanus
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent music
at his best!
Published 18 days ago by steve p
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm a fan, but.....
I'm a big Eminem fan. Even saying that, this is far from his best album, a fact even he acknowledges. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars relapse
i enjoy the song we made you and beautiful and other songs on there tonya is a little odd but other than that the whole album is very good
Published 1 month ago by Natalie
3.0 out of 5 stars Just as he claimed...
I've been following Eminem off and on for 15 years and had overlooked this album for a number of years, especially after being so blown away after his Recovery release. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Vaughn Bremer
4.0 out of 5 stars good
I got this for my husband because he is a big Eminem fan. I like several of the songs, just not a huge fan of the excessive swearing.
Published 2 months ago by Samantha Rockey
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good, not good at all
I had never listened to this cd in its entirety until a couple of days ago, and I don't really see a scenario where I will again. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lance and Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very under rated.
I essentially dismissed this album completely when I initially listened to it in 2009 and went right on listening to all his other albums instead. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jeff K
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Quite dark. Depicts his state of mind before Recovery. Fav song is Deja Vu. Love the song Beautiful too. Love Em!
Published 4 months ago by AuntieChris
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Wow, the first few reviewers are hating on Relapse like crazy!
some of the negative "reviews" that I've seen had two or three lines maybe saying it sucked and maybe something else. They couldn't even bother to spellcheck what little effort they put into it. It doesn't matter to me about the negative reviews because I liked the cd myself.

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May 21, 2009 by Derrick Jenkins |  See all 42 posts
Eminem's new album, Relapse is miss-understood!
Yeah you're right not everyone can like Eminem. I wouldn't ever TRY to make someone like him. But for those people who like the more serious songs like 'When I'm Gone,' 'Sing For The Moment' and so on, I don't think it's for them to judge whether or not this album is good. Way too many people are... Read More
May 22, 2009 by Samantha |  See all 32 posts
Why you shouldn't compare Relapse to previous efforts.
If I look at the album by itself, I'm still not impressed. I love Eminem, but this album doesn't float my boat... Doesn't mean it's a bad album, and it doesn't mean it's a good album. People can tell the haters to f*** off, and Haters can tell you get off Em's d***. We just have to wait to see... Read More
May 20, 2009 by Marvelous |  See all 12 posts
Eminem Relapse artwork looks Very Similar Too Limp Bizkit Results May Vary
yeah kasanovas right, jesus...both of the cds are made to look like the top of those orange pill bottles and the insides of both of the cd cases are made to look like the insides of those same orange pill bottles...also both cds have fake prescription labels as well as the artists face on the... Read More
May 19, 2009 by Deem |  See all 10 posts
Is there a Deluxe Edition?
There are 4 extra tracks

1. My darling
B. Careful what you wish for

These are for eminem.com and iTunes Deluxe Edition

3. crack a Bottle
4. We Made you

These 2 tracks were reduced for time on the CD to fit the 80 minute CD limit. Basically both songs end with just instrumentation and the CD... Read More
May 18, 2009 by I'm hungry. feed me |  See all 15 posts
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