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The best album of Eminem's career? Definitely. Probably one of the best rap albums ever as well!
on 22 May 2015
I remember listening to this album in secondary school, and whilst I was (and still am) not a massive fan of rap/hip hop/whatever every now and then an artist comes along, that no matter what you're taste or distaste in genre is, you simply can't ignore and have to appreciate a talent of this magnitude. I'm a rock and metal fan mostly, but this album sits firmly and proudly amongst my pretty big guitar-driven album collection and is in no way regarded as 'guilty pleasure' - simply because it is just so good, and said more than a decades-worth of scream/emo/metalcore pretenders ever will!
'The Marshall Mathers LP' shook the music industry in 2000 and would cement Eminem's place at the very top of the rap charts at the time.
Along with the 'Slim Shady LP,' this is Eminem at his finest. Unhinged, uncensored, brutally honest and at this point it seems unaffected by fame. 'The Eminem Show,' whilst having its moments ultimately marks the terminal decline in quality and sounds bloated and self-absorbed by comparison. This is without doubt Eminem's peak and rawest album.
If you were a teen at the cusp of the Millennium, like it or not, this was THE soundtrack of that time.