Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
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Iai
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August 20th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

[QUOTE=Death to Pop-Punk]Nothing personal, but that sickens me.[/QUOTE]

Well, I don't particularly like either album....so I guess I can't comment on that. But I think the margin is something like Nevermind's 10 million, to Jagged Little Pill's 16 million (in the US - source, http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0151020.html). Worldwide JLP sold 30 million. Nevermind, I think, is something like 16m. As much as rampant Nirvana fans piss me off, that kind of....well, it doesn't sicken me at all, I just find it odd.

[QUOTE=Death To Pop-Punk]Rap/hip-hop is not my type of music by any means, and overall I find Eminem to be extremely annoying to any extent, so I can't really contribute to the thread. I suppose it was a decent review, although I find track-by-track reviews to be much more useful and interesting to read.[/QUOTE]

I only do track-by-track for compilations, because I feel albums should be taken as a complete piece of work, rather than in fragments. Since Napster I've been fighting a losing battle on that, but ****it, I'm a purist. Going track-by-track takes away from contributing on how the album flows, et cetera. I could do both, but that's very long-winded and I haven't got the time.

Iai
Emeritus
August 20th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

[QUOTE=The Scentless Apprentice]in fact after a while i find his voice rather irrateing 'these chicks dont even know the name of my band' try hearing that on TV everyday 100 times

*oh yeah, 'band!?' wtf!?[/QUOTE]

Yes, that's an incredibly annoying song. I really feel you have to look at D12 and Eminem as two seperate entities, though. Eminem really doesn't put in the effort with the group - his lyrics are still good, but the delivery is pretty monotone, and you get the feeling he isn't trying as hard to make them fit in, smooth out the edges. Like he's saving all his best stuff for his own albums.

Funny thing with D12, though - the better Eminem gets, the worse the rest of them get. And vice versa.

And what's wrong with band? Are they not a group of people who make music? Oh well, Proof agrees with you (hint: check the lyrics).

Bartender
Emeritus
August 20th 2004



826 Comments


I like reviews both with track-by-track and without; I think it depends which is better suited to the album being reviewed.

Arucard
September 10th 2004



575 Comments


even though, im more into rock and stuff this album does rap justice
all those people that are like, rap isnt real music need to grow up
this is great
a masterpiece of music

Arucard
November 14th 2004



575 Comments


this album owns with a capitol O
i think im gonna review lil john and the eastside bois - kings of krunk
man that album is so good

RIPJoeStrummer
November 14th 2004



33 Comments


I'm not a big fan of Eminem, his new stuff (solo and D12) is horrible but this actually was a pretty OK album. Although I think the Slim Shady LP is better.

splashfreak
November 14th 2004



196 Comments


I hate rap, and I hate eminem, but pretty decent review, I would say... well, not bad at least. I think u sucked up to the album quite a bit, but sucking up to an album doesn't even make any sense, so nevermind...

fuctup
November 14th 2004



3 Comments


i hate rap in almost all of its forms but there are 3 artist in rap music that i respect Eminem is one of them(black eyed peas and public enemy are the others...if any one gives a SHlT). this album (except for a few songs) was has a phonomenal amount of whitt to it and pretty much broke down all the ruels of rap music.

Iai
Emeritus
November 15th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

[QUOTE=fuctup]i hate rap in almost all of its forms but there are 3 artist in rap music that i respect Eminem is one of them(black eyed peas and public enemy are the others...if any one gives a SHlT). this album (except for a few songs) was has a phonomenal amount of whitt to it and pretty much broke down all the ruels of rap music.[/QUOTE]
That post sums up why this album was so important, and so great.

And good call on Public Enemy.

Iai
Emeritus
November 15th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

[QUOTE=splashfreak]I hate rap, and I hate eminem, but pretty decent review, I would say... well, not bad at least. I think u sucked up to the album quite a bit, but sucking up to an album doesn't even make any sense, so nevermind...[/QUOTE]
Yeah, I did suck up to it. I totally admit that. But then, as I said, this was the album that made care about music in the first place, and now music is my life. So, this album is pretty special to me.

Det_Nosnip
November 15th 2004



374 Comments


Heh....you two (Bartender and Iai) have some of the most diverse tastes on this board. Good on you! :cool:

The Marshall Mathers LP was almost too heavy for me to take, but I definetly respect Eminem a good deal for what he did with it. It's incredibly powerful stuff, but almost too much...I have to be really in the mood for it to be able to handle it. Still, I agree that it's a great album of its own regard, highly groundbreaking and very important. Hopefully...maybe, just maybe, the rest of the rap world will catch up to the few brilliant artists and give us something worth listening to in the mainstream again.

payable_on_death
November 15th 2004



6 Comments


Awesome review. Did you write it?

Iai
Emeritus
November 15th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

[QUOTE=Det_Nosnip]Heh....you two (Bartender and Iai) have some of the most diverse tastes on this board. Good on you! :cool:

The Marshall Mathers LP was almost too heavy for me to take, but I definetly respect Eminem a good deal for what he did with it. It's incredibly powerful stuff, but almost too much...I have to be really in the mood for it to be able to handle it. Still, I agree that it's a great album of its own regard, highly groundbreaking and very important. Hopefully...maybe, just maybe, the rest of the rap world will catch up to the few brilliant artists and give us something worth listening to in the mainstream again.[/QUOTE]
Right now, the same thing seems to have happened as happened with Public Enemy - people are spending all their efforts trying to replicate the sound and the shock factor, while ignoring the spirit and the message.

I really think that, like Public Enemy, it will come to pass that Eminem will have a bigger impact on rock than rap.

Iai
Emeritus
November 15th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

[QUOTE=payable_on_death]Awesome review. Did you write it?[/QUOTE]
I did, yes. Thank you.

Seeing as the reason I write album reviews for this board is because I want to do it professionally later in life, people accusing me of plagiarising is the highest compliment. :cool: It's happened a lot in this thread.

payable_on_death
November 15th 2004



6 Comments


Eminem's become more...comical and mainstream with his newer releases in my opinion. His songs from The Eminem Show onwards are so radio-friendly. I hope Encore is a decent album.

TouchNGo
November 15th 2004



10 Comments


this album is comparable to nevermind in that many didnt see it as brilliant and genius on release however its impact was so great despite this. i still believe this album is the best piece of music that eminem has released as he was a relative unknown at the time and there was no pressure from the media etc, it was pure unadulterated marshall mathers. i must say everything pretty much after this album i have hated from eminem which has lead to me disliking an artist who was once one i truly enjoyed.

Iai
Emeritus
November 15th 2004



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I've heard maybe half of Encore. It's his worst material yet.

Bartender
Emeritus
November 15th 2004



826 Comments


[QUOTE=TouchNGo] i still believe this album is the best piece of music that eminem has released as he was a relative unknown at the time and there was no pressure from the media etc, it was pure unadulterated marshall mathers.[/QUOTE]

Surely that would be the Slim Shady LP.

manuscriptreplica
November 15th 2004



431 Comments


I'm starting to like Eminem's stuff more lately, it just puts me off that all the homie fags listen to him. And Stan is such a **** song, it was overplayed to death over here in Australia

4/5 for this beast, I think 'The Way I Am' is his best song yet, and a real testament to his supreme skills

LordDargon
November 15th 2004



165 Comments


Eminem! The king, hero, icon, and role-model of all wiggers in the world...

[QUOTE=Iai]No score given.[/QUOTE]
I assume you didn't give it a rating becuase it is impossible to come up with a rating bad enough for this album.

Good work soldier!



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