Devil's Night

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Q Magazine
    60
    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. When they go for the chill of classic Eminem cuts like "Kim," they come up short.
  5. Devils Night's high points are some of the most accomplished hip-hop we'll hear this year. But the balance between humor, shock, raw talent and psychosis that Eminem achieved on his last two albums is off.
  6. But what was fresh and provocative at the time of Eminem's debut has grown somewhat stale; at this point, hismisanthropy feels as predictable as Gallagher smashing watermelons.
  7. 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.
  8. These ill jockeys are just a two-inch ruler for Marshall Mathers to measure his dick against.
  9. 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.
  10. This sub-par group's darker efforts to push society's hot buttons and dis others are ultimately more silly than sinister.
  11. 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.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Sep 7, 2011
    8
    A fairly dark album from the Detroit group. Fight Music, Revelation, Blow My Buzz, Ain't Nuttin But Music, American Psycho, Devil's Night andA 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. Full Review »
  2. May 8, 2015
    9
    Great debut album from D12, clever, funny, aggressive, sometimes a bit serious, great performance by all the members and an A+ production,Great debut album from D12, clever, funny, aggressive, sometimes a bit serious, great performance by all the members and an A+ production, this album has a lot going for it. Purple pills, Fight music and Revelation are definitely the album's best songs. Full Review »
  3. ChristopherS.
    Feb 3, 2008
    8
    You think you know Slim Shady, You have no idea.