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  • Summary: Working once again with producer Dr. Dre, Marshall Mathers returns with his third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. He's playing the same old marshall vs shady real-or-fake game as usual and its as interesting and complex as it ever was.
  2. We've heard it all before, we know the punchline, we've bought into the joke, but still we want the delivery again and again.
  3. Beyond allowing peeks into his life, Eminem's other gambits are self-pity and self-mythologizing, and they aren't nearly as potent.
  4. 70
    The Eminem Show lacks the overwhelming, single-minded force that The Marshall Mathers LP had.
  5. 70
    It's safe to say that if you liked Em's last two albums, you'll like this one. [Aug 2002, p.80]
  6. He often riffs for too long, so by the time he's singing to his daughter on "Hailie's Song," you feel the album's nearly 80-minute length.
  7. We're unlikely to hear another platinum-selling album in 2002 that sounds as tired and thoroughly played out as the fourth offering from the troubled young Marshall Mathers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 141
  1. AmberE.
    Jul 27, 2002
    10
    Eminem is still the best i still havent got sick of his cd i listen to it whenever i can He is soooo sexy too.
  2. Jun 5, 2012
    10
    This album makes it Eminem's third classic consecutive album, proving to everyone what a rap sensation he really is, destroying hisThis album makes it Eminem's third classic consecutive album, proving to everyone what a rap sensation he really is, destroying his competition lyrically as well as commercially. Expand
  3. DanielV
    Mar 4, 2003
    10
    one of his hottest records out
  4. Mar 13, 2011
    10
    The lyrics are captivating, emotions are conveyed through these songs that I never expected. It has bits of that "Don't give a f*ck Eminem"The lyrics are captivating, emotions are conveyed through these songs that I never expected. It has bits of that "Don't give a f*ck Eminem" plus some philospihcal, emotional, political tracks. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    In my opinion this is his best album to date. With so much diversity of content, great lyrics, beautiful songs, lots of meaning, signs ofIn my opinion this is his best album to date. With so much diversity of content, great lyrics, beautiful songs, lots of meaning, signs of maturity, "TILL I COLLAPSE", the fact that every song off of this album feels like a classic, solid beats, and an overall powerful message it's no wonder people love it! Expand
  6. AlainC
    Jun 22, 2009
    9
    This is his best album fr me it should be 9.5 out of 10. i mean its not perfect but its mad ill.
  7. Mark
    Dec 24, 2002
    4
    I find it interesting that everyone that gave this album a 10 has yet to master the English language.

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