Average User Score: 8.3Nov 5, 2013I was really anxious to listen to the album when it came out, and I thought it was good, but not great. It wasn't a disappointment but itI was really anxious to listen to the album when it came out, and I thought it was good, but not great. It wasn't a disappointment but it wasn't a triumph either. The first half of the album was the best, and it was after "Rap God" that I was starting to lose some interest, "Stronger Than I Was", "So Far..." and "Love Game" helped in that aspect. They felt really out of place and that is something that I thought I was never going to say about an Eminem-album. The inclusion of Nate Ruess wasn't doing it for me really.
But now for some positive things. With the absence of featuring rappers, and with 16 songs (not including the bonus disc), you get a lot of rhymes from Eminem, and boy, are they great. The hooks aren't as good as they used to be, but Eminem pulls his songs up with his fantastic verses. I loved "Rhyme or Reason", "Berzerk", "Rap God" and surprisingly "The Monster". I must have been the few who didn't go crazy for "Love the Way You Lie", but I don't know what it is, but Rihanna really brings an already good song to all new higher levels.
What's a pity is that the album gets obvious comparisons with the brilliant first Marshall Mathers LP because of the sharing of names, which pulls it down. But as an album on its own it is a solid one and a welcome comeback from Recovery.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Oct 5, 2013This is how an album should be made, stripping the songs down just enough so that when you start to listen you never lose your focus. And "OfThis is how an album should be made, stripping the songs down just enough so that when you start to listen you never lose your focus. And "Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired" does just that, it keeps your focus with catchy and fast songs like "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Bride of Usher". But it also knows when to slow down a bit, take a rest and turn down the amps with "Drainage" and "I'm Always Tired". What so great about the album is that it accomplishes so much in just thirteen minutes, thirteen perfect minutes. You never feel like skipping a song, everyone of them is essential, and it's just a perfect album with no fillers.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdOct 4, 2013An incredible indie pop album that sounds so fresh while still incorporating music from the 70s and the 80s, the lyrics deal withAn incredible indie pop album that sounds so fresh while still incorporating music from the 70s and the 80s, the lyrics deal with teenage/young adult life, heartbreak and lost love. Adults can play this album and remember their adolescence with joy and young people can have this as their soundtrack to their ongoing life. "Summer Camp" is simply a record that anyone can identify with. Key tracks are "Crazy", "Fighters", "Phone Call" and "Pink Summer".… Expand