The Marshall Mathers LP

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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 782 Ratings

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  1. Oct 11, 2012
    6
    Rap-technically he made one of his best albums here. On the other way round, I can't stand his kind of humor. Songs like 'Kim' or the Ken Kaniff skit are just atrocious to hear. But if I cut away these few songs, there stays a diversified, lyrically awesome rap LP that does not only shock, but also has very clever lines, which you may not discover until hearing the album a couple of times.Rap-technically he made one of his best albums here. On the other way round, I can't stand his kind of humor. Songs like 'Kim' or the Ken Kaniff skit are just atrocious to hear. But if I cut away these few songs, there stays a diversified, lyrically awesome rap LP that does not only shock, but also has very clever lines, which you may not discover until hearing the album a couple of times. Almost every feature on here is bad (sorry, but that's just how it is. Who needs D12, Snoop Dogg or RBX if you've got the king of rap?!) and secondary his rap skills aren't steady. But still: The way he raps is awesome and his play on words and ambiguities are one-of-a-kind! Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    4
    yes, i do enjoy Eminem's music, but i just found this album offensive at times, Kim, under the influence, and other songs on this album are just to offensive, to enjoy in my opinion
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 13, 2012
    30
    The collaborative efforts of tracks like "Bitch Please II" and "Under the Influence" make Eminem seem like an ornamental prop in Dr. Dre's ever-growing hip-hop dynasty.
  2. The problem is, as the album drags on, young Master Mathers wastes his considerable wit and opts to grouse in the guise of a rampaging reactionary. Song after song finds Eminem viciously baiting real and imagined enemies, as if that's all he knows how to do.
  3. It just isn't as much fun this time around, no matter how fresh Dre's beats are or how many worthy targets get shot down along with the innocent.