Monday, 11 November 2013

Encore (2004)


It's been a fucking while. But now we move on to 2004's Encore. Ugh. This album just gets on my nerves.
It's really weird when and artist makes one of my favorite albums and then goes on to make one of my least favorites. Anyways.  I should note that Eminem was on loads of drugs during the production. And it really hurts the album. I should mention the many songs that pretty much just sound like high, immature rambling.
Songs like My First Single, Rain Man, Just Lose it, and  Big Weenie. The third one being the main single to promote the album. People did love it, though. The weird thing about this album is that a lot of the themes are very mixed. We have the silly, immature, nonsensical aforementioned songs, and we have songs like
Mockingbird and Like Toy Soldiers, which are both pretty heavy, as well as being singles.
Mockingbird is one of Eminem's most popular songs, and while it is very emotionally driven, I really don't like it. He sounds kind of tired during the whole thing, and while I understand the need for Eminem to write about his daughter, I just can't get into the Hailie songs. The few tracks that I do really enjoy are the aforementioned Like Toy Soldiers, a song about rap feuds, and Yellow Brick Road, a song in which he talks about his life as a teenager.  Other than these songs, and Mosh, which kind of goes on for too long with it's repetitive beat, there's really not too many songs that I really like off of this album. Most of the tracks just seem like filler to me.  This album is kind of only notable because of a few of the singles and because it's notorious for being Eminem's worst release to date

Favorite Track: Yellow Brick Road
Least Favorite Track:Big Weenie/Rain Man/My First Single, pretty much any of the annoying  rambly songs.

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