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The Eminem Show [Explicit Lyrics]

Eminem Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B00006690G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 966 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Curtains Up (Skit / Album Version) [Explicit]0:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. White America (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Business (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Cleanin' Out My Closet (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Square Dance (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Kiss (Skit / Album Version) [Explicit] 1:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Soldier (Album Version) [Explicit] 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Say Goodbye Hollywood (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Drips (Album Version) [feat. Obie Trice] [Explicit] 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Without Me (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Paul Rosenberg (Skit / Album Version) [Explicit]0:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sing For The Moment (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Superman (Album Version) [feat. Dina Rae] [Explicit] 5:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Hailie's Song (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Steve Berman (Skit / Album Version) [Explicit]0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. When The Music Stops (Album Version) [feat. D-12] [Explicit] 4:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Say What You Say (Album Version) [feat. Dr. Dre] [Explicit] 5:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. 'Till I Collapse (Album Version) [feat. Nate Dogg] [Explicit] 4:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. My Dad's Gone Crazy (Album Version) [feat. Hailie Jade] [Explicit] 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Curtains Close (Album Version) [Explicit] 1:00£0.99  Buy MP3 


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EMINEM The Eminem Show (2002 UK 20-track CD album including the singles Without Me Cleaning Out My Closet Superman Sing For The Moment [which sampled Aerosmiths Dream On] and Business housed in the original song-hype stickered jewel case complete with the picture / lyric booklet)

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Any lingering doubts as to the depth of Eminem's skills, or his potential for raw-yet-compelling honesty, are dispelled on The Eminem Show's first track. Armed with a quicksilver flow and a thundering rhythm track (the record was exec-produced by long-time mentor/partner Dr Dre, "White America" finds Eminem ferociously mauling the hand that feeds him, lambasting his critics, the industry and the racism that, in many ways, helped make Marshall Mathers more than just another rapper. "Let's do the math," Em sneers, "If I was black I would have sold half….I could be one of your kids/ little Eric looks just like this."

After the bombast of The Marshall Mathers LP and Eminem's well-noted use of sexual epithets, this kind of material is made more controversial because it actually rings true. From a brutal retort to his long-estranged and equally troubled mother ("Cleaning Out My Closets") to a surprisingly tender ode to his child ("Hailie's Song"), Eminem examines his life, loves, arrests, addictions, failures and successes with surprising insight, making this a funk-drenched hip-hop confessional well worth the hype. --Amy Linden


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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please! please! please!... Learn to take a joke! 17 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you are not automatically put off by his unashamedly controversial choice of words, and if you have a sense of humour, you will be struck by how clever this man is! He doesn't waste a word!

Mathers seems more interested in taking a moment to try to understand what is wrong with everyone; if his music is so utterly against the grain, why do so many people feel the need to buy his records (How is he any different to Elvis?) Why do people confuse "Hip-Hop with real life"? And why should he have to relinquish his freedom of speech just because he is saying something provocotive?

Yet while he asks these questions, he simultaneously expresses his understanding that from a white, middle-class point of view it is scary to see your kids walking around and listening to eminem swearing away. He accepts that while he doesn't believe he should be scape goated for the actions of his fans, he does get affected by what his songs make people do. He concedes that it's nuts how quickly he got to the top, he feels he "sold his soul to the devil" in order to give his daughter the life he never had. and in perhaps his bravest song, he proclaims his absolute devotion to his daughter in "Halie's song".

Basically if you like to mock our current political climate, then you will probably enjoy having a laugh while you listen to this album. If you think the political climate at the moment is all fine and dandy, and/or you have no sense of humour or if "beep" words make you want to cover your ears and whistle loudly then this album probably isn't for you.

For me, this is a very funny and talented man who has a lot to say. we need more people like him!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Hard to think that Eminem mangaed to follow up the superb Marshall Mathers with an equally excellent, hell I'd go as far to say 'better' album.
It's not the Eminem that most pop fans are used too, a more nasty, angry and intelligent side of his personality. The rhymes and the beats are second to none, makes you realise how dull and generic most commercial rap is these days.
Mathers realy shows off his incredible lyrical talent and rhyming skills on all the tracks, I'd go as far to say that all the tracks are worth listening too and even on repeated listens you shouldn't find yourself skipping tunes which is something I'd say can't be said for his previous albums. There's less collabarations with other artists and thank god there isn't too much D-12 on the album holding up the proceedings.
I wouldn't say there's really any stand-out tracks on the album, they're all on the same excellent level, but I also wouldn't say there's any tracks that manage to top for me his greatest tune 'The way I am' not necessarily a massive problem though as the album is a hell of a lot more consistent than previous albums.
Overall an excellent album that I highly recommend, if you've shunned Mathers to this day as being a pop wannabe then I really suggest you give this album a try, his lyrical talents are really 2nd to none and the production of the album is superb. A really angry and dark Shady is on offer with very few comedy tracks that I feel kinda held up the previous albums, hope to see more work to this quality by Mathers in the future.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for the young! 28 Aug 2002
Format:Audio CD
Being the wrong side of 30 and lived through the anger of punk, ska and the pap that followed anything that comes out of anguish always rises an eyebrow. Enter Eminem to totally blow cobwebs and sneer away. From the opening White America to My Dads Gone Crazy the whole CD brings out all the things that you wanted to say years ago but never really said.
Having bought the "My Name Is" cd single when it came out I kept away because of the hype but returned when I heard Sing For The Moment (track 12) which is the first song to make me actually listen for years - this is real - listen.
There is still the same take or leave interlude bits to make the album "feel" hard but sound "passe" but get over that and the tracks are birliiant.
I recomend this to anyone who remembers he anger of The Jam, the intellegence of Marillion, and has a teenage daughter. Listen with an open mind to the lyrics and then listen again - I defy you to stop clenching your fist.
Superb.
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79 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Show Must Go On !!!1 30 May 2002
Format:Audio CD
The Eminem Show is undoubtedly the best album that Mr Mathers has released. His lyrical rhyming is superb and this album thoroughly establishes his place as one of the best mc's ever. Dr Dre's production is simply amazing. This album is dark in tone and is for the older audience purely because it carries less commercial appeal than the previous two.
Here is my track-by-track rating.
1. Curtains Up (Skit)
2. White America- A huge rock sounding track, which introduces the change of style. 7/10
3. Business - Catchy, funny and ever so slightly camp and obviously Dre produced 8/10
4. Cleanin Out my Closet - The most emotional song he has ever recorded. Stunning. 8.5/10
5. Square Dance - Again a change of style,
very southern sounding. Think Bubba Sparx..only better. 8/10
6. The Kiss (Skit)
7. Soldier- Dark and angry, production on this track is superb 8/10
8. Say Goodbye Hollywood - Another 'rockier' track. Technically this song is amazing.8/10
9. Drips - Eminem and his protégé Obie Trice rapping over slow beats. Charming song 7/10
10. Without Me - You've all heard this
one !!! 8/10
11. Paul Rosenburg (Skit)
12. Sing for the Moment - Superb. The song features a sample from Areosmith.One of the standout track. 10/10
13. Superman - Simply Brilliant. This is Eminem at his is best 9/10
14. Hailie's Song - A first he actually sings on this track, and he ain't bad. A bit slushy but still there's something about it I like. 7/10
15. Steve Berman (Skit)
16. When the Music Stops - D12 take to the mic. Slick and with powerful message. 8/10
17. Say what you Say- The 'Battle' record. A late addition to the album to coincide with Eminem's and Dre's lyrical battle with Jermain Dupre. Powerful.
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