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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 6 out of 45

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  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 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.
  2. chris
    Jan 13, 2002
    3
    eminem was much better on his own and the marshall mathers LP was much much better
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 22, 2006
    10
    "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.
  4. DW
    Aug 10, 2001
    3
    The usual slick beats and producing that we expect from Dre and his cronies, but this is no more than the WWF of music: the let's-shock-the-listener-as-much-and-as-often-as-possible school of lyrics. It's uninspired, unimaginative, and even lacks Eminem's admittedly slick flow. Definite disappointment.
  5. jackr
    Aug 8, 2003
    10
    it`s too bad this album didn`t get a grammy.This is the bomb go out and buy this disc it`s funny it`s beats are ill and even the sound effects are amazing swift and eminem are raw all but one of these 22 songs are off the chain
  6. ChristopherS.
    Feb 3, 2008
    8
    You think you know Slim Shady, You have no idea.
  7. JohnFoster
    Jul 22, 2001
    1
    Easily the worst album I've heard this year. And Purple Pills/Hills the worst song and music video of the year so far. If it weren't for Vanilla Ice Jr., nobody would give a damn about this unbelievably mediocre group.
  8. Deeclavey
    Aug 8, 2001
    8
    its a tite cd if u like rap and hard core.
  9. bobben
    Sep 13, 2001
    10
    A really good album, especially if you are a eminem fan!
  10. CraigB.
    Sep 13, 2001
    10
    this album just kicks ass take track 19 they take the piss out of limpbizkit who can argue with that?
  11. ScottD.
    Sep 4, 2001
    9
    Its da bomb, Eminem and Bizarre flow well
  12. TonyG
    Oct 30, 2003
    8
    This is a dope album and an awsome deput for D12. The beats are the best part, which pump ear busting bass
  13. cotyr
    Oct 4, 2004
    8
    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
  14. CountJuggernaut
    Aug 29, 2005
    7
    Overall good album. Some good tracks on here, Shit Can Happen, Pistol Pistol, Ain't Nuttin But Music, Fight Music, Putple Pills, Instigator, Devil's Night, American Psycho....
  15. JacobA.
    Aug 24, 2001
    10
    this is one kick ass album and eminem sounds like the shit on here. D12 KICKS ASS, KEEP GOING M!
  16. Y2Trooper
    Sep 12, 2001
    10
    This CD Is da best! Yer!
  17. RichardB
    Sep 21, 2003
    10
    Love the album, very awesome beats, eminem did a phenominal job with his band.
  18. BradM
    Jul 29, 2004
    10
    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!
  19. BB
    Dec 21, 2001
    8
    this is a pretty good album. I think the worst thing about it is that the only one other than eminem who raps much is bizarre. I want to hear more from the other rappers
  20. 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, this album has a lot going for it. Purple pills, Fight music and Revelation are definitely the album's best songs.
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. 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.
  3. 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.