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on April 10, 2012
Recovery shows Eminem's latest work. Here is the track listing and what my opinion is. Note: There are no skits, unlike the rest of Eminem's albums.
1 - Cold Wind Blows
Incredibly vulgar, an Eminem classic. It's a pretty good song, kind of catchy. But it really shows Em returning to his comedic and vulgar roots (even though the Slim Shady persona apparently died).
2 - Talkin' 2 Myself
Features Kobe singing the chorus. One of the standoff-ish tracks. About Eminem feeling like he is the only person to ever go through his pain, and how he has been "talking to himself" for the time between Encore and Relapse.
3 - On Fire
Reminds me of Encore. Funny but serious, a great quality of Eminem. Many fans of the classic Eminem would be displeased.
4 - Won't Back Down
My personal favorite. P!NK performs the chorus wonderfully plus there's a great guitar riff. Three verses perfected by Eminem.
5 - W.T.P.
W.T.P. stands for White Trash Party. Belongs in Relapse. Possibly the funniest track next to On Fire. I like it, but it is one of the few songs from the album that failed to chart (the others being Seduction, So Bad, Going Through Changes, You're Never Over and Almost Famous).
6 - Seduction
Unnoticeable, I never cared for this one.
7 - Not Afraid
Not Afraid is the lead single, and deserves to be. This is Em's comeback song. With the motivational theme and the creative lyrics, this is Lose Yourself 2010.
8 - Going Through Changes
Doesn't stand out either. Uses an interpolation of Changes by Black Sabbath.
9 - No Love
Lil Wayne performs the first verse. Eminem has a great rap in this. Several interpolations of What Is Love? by Haddaway. My favorite single from the album.
10 - Space Bound
Great song. I love listening to this. Steve McEwan performs the chorus. Surprisingly, this is a love song. Eminem rarely, rarely, o so rarely, sings love songs. And it isn't about Hailie.
11 - Cinderella Man
A lot like Til I Collapse. I like the motivation in this song, too. Eminem sure likes bragging in this one.
12 - 25 To Life
The chorus is performed by Liz Rodrigues. Catchy, one of the standoff-ish tracks.
13 - So Bad
Also doesn't stand out.
14 - Almost Famous
I love the evil sound of the chorus, also sung by Liz Rodrigues. Eminem warns listeners about fame.
15 - Love The Way You Lie
Everyone knows Love The Way You Lie. Great song. Rihanna performs the chorus.
16 - You're Never Over
This song is pretty good. It shows Em SINGING (yes, singing)the chorus. I'm not too sure, but I believe this song is about Proof, the founder of D12 whose death heavily impacted Eminem.