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Truly a Masterpiece,
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This review is from: The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe EX) (Audio CD)
This album is truly his best in my opinion. His first three albums are great... and thats where he started to fall off. His comeback with recovery was pretty good but there was something missing. I think with this album, he really accomplished what he was trying to do with recovery. The sound has a little bit of that recovery vibe to it, but it is much more polished. His rhyming patterns and flows are at an all time high. They are better than his first 3 albums. The songs have meaning and are well thought out. There is only really one true single of this record and thats "The Monster." The album is very well balanced with rappity rap and slower songs. This album he revisits all of the same topics from Marshall Mathers LP but brings a closure to those story lines.
For those complaining about the beats: The sound for the most part is minimalistic but you knew that was going to be the case when he brought Rick Rubin on board to executive produce it. Its more of back to roots hiphop.
If you are expecting to hear Eminem rap in the same style as he was in 2000, you will be disappointed. If you have an open mind to an artist progressing and changing, you will be blown away.