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Still Raw as Botulism!,
This review is from: The Slim Shady LP (Audio CD)
I picked up this disc the other day for what must be the 1000th time & STILL found something new in it! If CD's wore out, then this one should have. Long ago. Fortunately it hasn't & its contents have, as yet, failed to fade with the passage of time.
Although there are some tracks that lack power (e.g. If I Had & Role Model), most of the other tracks have amazing lyrics & such economy of language that you'll be discovering the meaning behind a word or phrase for years to come.
For instance, a friend pointed out to me that ''97 Bonnie & Clyde' was the 2nd part of Kim off The Marshall Mathers LP & suddenly 2 songs which seemed completely different (one subtle, one brutal) made sense as one piece...
There is also tracks such as Rock Bottom (about being down in the dumps), As The World Turns (a surreal day-in-the-life of Eminem) & Bad Meets Evil (Eminem as a Wild-West villain), which are the type of thing that other artists would *dream* of having on their first album. It's like watching Bruce Lee in action - all your frustrated rage finds its voice & its expression in the words &, paradoxically, you feel chilled out by something that should stress you out!
Anyways, I suppose what I'm saying is that this record hasn't aged. I look at 'OK Computer' & 'Blur'-Blur (from the same time) & they don't really compare; this record is densely & fully packed with Eminem at his brightest & sharpest before he went ad nauseam on 'The Marshall Mathers LP'.
Although fame didn't ruin Eminem, it certainly did distort his playful wit & it's a truly excellent thing that this CD is there (like Definitely Maybe or Experience) to remind us all of what good music REALLY is - raw, passionate (in the true sense) & powerful, in a way that the 'Jedward's' of this World couldn't possibly fathom...
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Initial post: 12 Dec 2009 10:53:18 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2009 16:53:54 GMT
Magic Lemur says:
Arguably can be spelt either way, but you have a point as Google says 'Botulism' is more commonly used that 'Botchulism'. Has been corrected.
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