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  • Summary: Working once again with producer Dr. Dre, Marshall Mathers returns with his third album.

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Without Me
Obie Trice, real name no gimmicks Two trailer park girls go round the outside Round the outside, round the outside Two trailer park girls go round... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. Where The Marshall Mathers LP sounded like a primal howl of rage, The Eminem Show showcases an artist trying to make sense out of the chaos and turmoil in his personal and professional life.
  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. With each successive album Eminem finds new depth and excitement within the same themes and structures he used way back on The Slim Shady LP, so even if new songs contain earmarks of Eminem classics, they still feel reinvigorated.
  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. 20
    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: 8 out of 235
  1. Jess.L.S.M.
    Dec 10, 2007
    10
    Jen C. obviously is a friggin nun, cuz she has not taste in music. or are you a guy? haha, fucker, get a life. "The Eminem Show" is the best Jen C. obviously is a friggin nun, cuz she has not taste in music. or are you a guy? haha, fucker, get a life. "The Eminem Show" is the best shit, and it don't take a fuckin genius to figure that out. keep spittin, Marshall! Expand
  2. AmanL.
    Jun 21, 2002
    10
    Great follow up to his last great album the MM LP.
  3. 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
  4. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Maybe the best Eminem's album,a rap fan must listen this,pure masterpiece..
  5. Jan 22, 2020
    10
    Greatest album of all time in my opinion. It's perfect from the rhymes, flows, subject matter, humor, etc.
  6. Feb 8, 2020
    10
    Es un increíble álbum de principio a fin. La producción es impecable y es una muestra de lo increíblemente talentoso que él es y lo completoEs un increíble álbum de principio a fin. La producción es impecable y es una muestra de lo increíblemente talentoso que él es y lo completo que es como artista Expand
  7. Jan 22, 2020
    0
    Genuinely poor form. One of his worst albums by far. After the greatness of SSLP and MMLP I would be ashamed if I made this

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