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08:06 AM on 11/05/13
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This album, overall, is pretty bad. However, I do think "Headlights" shows some signs of hope. It's the one song wherein Em actually sounds a bit genuine to me.
08:07 AM on 11/05/13
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Why? Who cares? I'd rather listen to a 41 year old eminem rap "Doink doink doink" while being purposely immature than 2 Chainz be relatively serious at 36 years old while rapping "Me and my ***** pass your ho like a hot potato/I be like, 'You could get her,' he be like, 'You could get her'/I be like, 'You could have her,' he be like, 'You could have her'/He be like, 'It don't matter,' I be like, 'Me neither'”
Well... I care. It's annoying to me. I never said I was gonna turn around and listen to 2 Chainz either.

You know, it's okay for people not to like the things you like.
08:09 AM on 11/05/13
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Well... I care. It's annoying to me. I never said I was gonna turn around and listen to 2 Chainz either.

You know, it's okay for people not to like the things you like.
Awesome, disregard my point. I had no idea.
08:12 AM on 11/05/13
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Also Ryan is easily becoming one of the best writers on this site.
08:14 AM on 11/05/13
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Yeaaaaahhhhh

This isn't a bad album. Relapse was horrible just like Encore. Recovery doesn't have the replay value I THOUGHT it had in 2010, but it's not a bad record either.

This is the first record he's back to full scale rapping and having fun while doing it. It's not a perfect album but it's his best since The Eminem Show. Can't disagree with you more on this review. Well written though!
08:16 AM on 11/05/13
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Solid review, Ryan. I'd probably give it a 6 or so, partially because I actually like some of the hooks and samples and wholeheartedly enjoy a few of the songs ("Bad Guy," in particular), but I don't disagree with most of what you wrote. From a sheer technical perspective, Eminem's rapping is still a thing to behold, and in the same way that I can enjoy albums for little more than a great singer or a terrific backing band, I still sort of like this album for what he does with rhythm and rhyme. With that said, though, it is disappointing that someone with Eminem's skill level resorts to repetitious themes, offensive language, cringeworthy gimmicks, and downright bad lyrics so frequently. He's like the hip-hop equivalent to a hair metal guitarist.

Oh well. I still love "Stan" and "Lose Yourself."
08:19 AM on 11/05/13
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Some would say he's the only important member but, if you want to count Earl... I guess he can hang a sign that reads "It's been [1] release since my last homophobic slur." congratulations!
People grow and evolve. Join them. You'll be the one looking like an asshole in 5 years.
08:22 AM on 11/05/13
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Yeaaaaahhhhh

This isn't a bad album. Relapse was horrible just like Encore. Recovery doesn't have the replay value I THOUGHT it had in 2010, but it's not a bad record either.

This is the first record he's back to full scale rapping and having fun while doing it. It's not a perfect album but it's his best since The Eminem Show. Can't disagree with you more on this review. Well written though!
This is almost exactly how I feel. It is well written, but 3.5 across the board is a bit harsh. Opinions are opinions.

I was actually grasping at adulthood when MMLP came out, so I guess I'm at fault for reveling in some nostalgia. Overall, I enjoyed the record despite its flaws.
08:23 AM on 11/05/13
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this is a biased review... it wasn't that bad. i would give it a 70%. probably 3 or 4 good songs, and the rest weren't that good. i didn't like any of the rap albums released this year other than Logic's mixtape (i know, not an album) Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever which i would give a 90%.
All reviews are inherently biased. What's the point, if not?

You like 3 or 4 songs ... 19-25% of the album, but would give it a 70%? Sounds like you're more in line with Ryan than you're giving yourself credit for.

Logic is great. That being said, you loving that release, but saying there is NO other good rap this year ... that's mind-boggling to me and tells me you don't listen to or seek much out. Could be why you're so wholly forgiving of Eminem.
08:25 AM on 11/05/13
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I'll get around to responding to a lot of things said (particularly Sherlock Mind's post because I think it's important) but I can't right now

Also Ryan is easily becoming one of the best writers on this site.
08:35 AM on 11/05/13
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I truly love when this website writes rap/hip hop/r&b. It's like watching a convention of bread bakers critique NASA's rocket propulsion design.

I'll be as candid as I can. I know nothing about these genres of music. I enjoy what I have heard so far from this record. I probably will not listen to the whole thing. Rick Rubin rules though.
08:37 AM on 11/05/13
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Lol really? If you liked the first MMLP I don't see how you can't like this one.
08:48 AM on 11/05/13
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Great review.
08:50 AM on 11/05/13
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atrocious album. good review.
08:51 AM on 11/05/13
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I'll get around to responding to a lot of things said (particularly Sherlock Mind's post because I think it's important) but I can't right now


Just know Ryan, I made that long ass post because I respect you as a reviewer. The good writers are the ones I feel I have to respond to, whether I agree with them or not.

I only wish I made a few more points, but it was already getting incredibly long(as someone said, it might as well be a dissertation). Looking forward to your response.

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