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  • Summary: Also known as the Dirty Dozen, D-12 consists of six (yes--we know that's not a dozen) Detroit-based rappers, including Eminem. 'Devil's Night' is their debut full-length, produced in part by Dr. Dre.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. As challenging as it may be for many to stomach the constant and incredibly explicit sex, violence, and drug references, there is a stunning album lurking beneath that deserves recognition.
  2. Once again the rhyming is painfully funny, the delivery fresh, and the music catchy.
  3. It's very difficult to see the tough-talking Devils Night as anything other than a slightly tweaked re-run of The Marshall Mathers LP. [#180, p.100]
  4. At least Eminem's voice and rhyming skills remain among the most arresting in current pop. The same can't be said of the other members of D12, who are proficient and barely distinctive.
  5. Devils Night is nothing special, and it's only saved from the slush pile by Eminem's inventive, cutting-edge raps and Dr. Dre's so-funky-it's-evil production.
  6. These ill jockeys are just a two-inch ruler for Marshall Mathers to measure his dick against.
  7. Ultimately, D12 have made the fatal mistake of reducing themselves to the pitch that probably won them their deal: "think horrorcore rap, Gravediggaz-style, mixed up with middle-everything baiting lyrics even more extreme than Eminem." And that's not enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 22, 2006
    "Devil's Night" is very varied album, but I think it is an album where the hits, such as "Purple Pills" were sometimes overshadowed by the hardcore rhymes in some of the later songs. It seemed a bit too aggresive at times, especially on "Girls", but the fresh styles alone were enough to warrant a 10. Expand
  2. RichardB
    Sep 21, 2003
    Love the album, very awesome beats, eminem did a phenominal job with his band.
  3. BradM
    Jul 29, 2004
    One of the best rap CDs ever. Best tracks: American Psycho, Pimp Like Me, Girls, Blow My Buzz, and Nasty Mind. The new album, "D12 World" isn't even on the same wavelength! Expand
  4. cotyr
    Oct 4, 2004
    i think they went for something new and came up with an cool cd taking a little of pink floyds the wall on revelation even in the beginning they tell you what awaits you Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2011
    A fairly dark album from the Detroit group. Fight Music, Revelation, Blow My Buzz, Ain't Nuttin But Music, American Psycho, Devil's Night and Purple Pills are stand-out tracks personally. That's the majority of the album right there, it's a definite must-have for Eminem fans, as it not only includes him, but it incorporates much of his humour and style. Expand
  6. ChristopherS.
    Feb 3, 2008
    You think you know Slim Shady, You have no idea.
  7. chris
    Jan 13, 2002
    eminem was much better on his own and the marshall mathers LP was much much better

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