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  • Summary: The 12th full-length solo studio release from rapper Eminem includes guest appearances by Big Sean and BabyTron.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 12, 2024
    80
    The Death of Slim Shady is funny, shocking, contradictory, utterly outrageous, offensive, sentimental, clever, dumb and occasionally even (whisper it) wise.
  2. Jul 12, 2024
    74
    The Death of Slim Shady (Coupe De Grace) isn’t a blazing return to glory, but it is an intriguing album filled with some legitimately light-hearted and funny moments – something I feel has been sorely lacking in his material for years now – the battle between Eminem and Slim Shady is a great concept that is explored pretty competently here, and the instrumentation, while far from perfect, captures the essence of what he’s trying to accomplish here.
  3. Jul 12, 2024
    60
    The Death of Slim Shady feels like just another late-period Eminem album. It has successes and misfires in equal measure. It’s not bad enough to count as terrible, not good enough to count as great. It’s bolstered by technical ability but afflicted by a creeping sense of purposelessness.
  4. Jul 12, 2024
    42
    The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce) has a runtime of over 64 minutes. It would be more fun to pick one good song and listen to it on repeat.
  5. Jul 15, 2024
    40
    It’s funny how his hyped comeback hit “Houdini” had a joke about participation trophies, since that’s what this album turned out to be. On The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace), he’s a legacy artist who’s turned into a professional collector of participation trophies, so he’s giving himself a new one for his display case.
  6. Jul 15, 2024
    40
    For as much as Eminem is still a technical master at spitting non-stop stream-of-conscious tongue twisters, his purported profundity as a social critic is often wielded axiomatically rather than thoughtfully interrogated. The actual content of his lyrics remains as incoherent as ever.
  7. Jul 13, 2024
    26
    A purported concept album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce) is in fact a disjointed and incoherent clump of non-sequiturs, loosely held together by infantile wordplay, forced goading and desperate attempts at one final hurrah in celebration of a past that seems suspiciously indistinguishable from the present.

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