Friday, 18 October 2013

The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

This album is pretty much the sequel to The Slim Shady LP, and to date, it's his best selling release, with 27 million copies sold.This album is usually considered to be his best, that or the previous. As I discussed in the last post. Like the last album,this album contains many violent themes. (Just listen to Kim, that song was actually omitted from the censored release, and replaced with The Kids, a completely different song. instead of just making edits.)
Along with older themes, Eminem also raps about his sudden new fame, and the status of being something of a role model to impressionable younger listeners. He was, after all, probably the most controversial at this time. The album, hence the name, is a lot more personal than the prequel. This album contains some of the more popular singles, Stan, The Real Slim Shady and The Way I Am, the last one being of my favorite songs by Em.
However, as much as I like this album, it has a few forgettable tracks (Amityville, Remember Me?, and oddly enough, the track with Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, and Xzibit, Bitch Please II.)

Overall, it's a solid album and does a great job following up from Slim Shady LP.

Favorite Track- The Way I am
Least Favorite Track-Amityville

Overall rating: 8/10

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