Eminem
The Marshall Mathers LP


5.0
classic

Review

by Sam Feldman's Rating USER (66 Reviews)
October 1st, 2010 | 43 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The truth.

Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP is not only the peak of the most successful white rapper of all time's career, it's also a remarkable anti-pop statement that is ironically the best pop record of the past 10 years. Eminem is us, white america's inverted social conscious wrapped up in a broken down bag filled to the brim with anger and resentment. He says what we all want (and need) to say, but don't; a message for all those who feel angry or cheated or alive in a mainstream arena where the very things Eminem despises and shoots venom at are condemned. It's a message to those ***ers who are fake, thus making this one of the most real albums you'll ever hear. It's truth, as vivid and clear as needed to finally get it through the dense fog that most of human life are living in.

The fact that this got so big is an incredible achievement in itself. Not in the means that Eminem isn't a good rapper or this isn't commercial friendly, because he most certainly is and this most certainly is radio friendly sound. But because what Eminem is saying is the very destruction of popularity and fame and bull*** America. There were lawsuits, protests, rallies; all trying to stop his honesty. And that's why The Marshall Mathers LP will forever succeed; it is, at its most bare and raw, the truth, something so many people are astonishingly afraid and dismissive of. This is a shot to the heart of the human experience; when Em emphasizes "***" you feel it; we are so programmed to stay in the confines of the cycles of life, that his pure anger is so welcoming and applauded for breaking free of the chains. It's a true escape, as all great music should be; whether it's the thunderstorm-backing letters of a ***ed up fan in "Stan", the crackling brilliance of "The Way I Am", "Remember Me's" grafiti, gritty soundscape, "Marshall Mathers'" haunting guitar line over a big "*** YOU" to the world, Eminem consistently breaks down barriers as he goes. He dominated the radio, for as brash and brilliant The Marshall Mathers LP is, it's also incredibly fun. "The Real Slim Shady" and "Bitch Please" show Eminem at his most acceptable to the mainstream, and the songs were rewarded with constant play time and chart tops. It also showed that Eminem isn't just some crazy, angry person; he has a soul, a pulse, hell even a heart. It showed that even though the album is completely right, completely real, that you really shouldn't take everything so seriously, which is better advice than any other pop star can say they've ever given.

This should be honored for years to come. The Marshall Mathers LP is not only a brilliant display of rap and pop music, it's a backlash at all the *** in this world. Because let's face it; there is a lot to be angry at on Earth. And when you're sitting on your stoop, smoking your last cigarette of the night, gazing at the rain, pissed off at all that is wrong with life, remember that there's someone out there who knows what it's like, who knows the truth. A masterpiece.



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EVedder27
October 1st 2010


6088 Comments


you are a beast. too tired, drunk to respond...

fromtheinside
October 1st 2010


19029 Comments


ugh this is good. but from this statement on i wanted you to expand to so much more

a pulse, hell even a heart

explaining why a man who casted himself out so far had a heart greater than those condemning him you
know?

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Groink
October 1st 2010


773 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nice review for a great album.

ShadowRemains
October 1st 2010


21327 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

rating is appropriate, great review

Gyromania
October 1st 2010


15967 Comments


UGH

Edwin
October 1st 2010


1399 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

And when you're sitting on your stoop, smoking your last cigarette of the night, gazing at the rain, pissed off at all
that is wrong with life


Omg I've been there.
Great review btw, pos.

Gyromania
October 1st 2010


15967 Comments


No, it's been like that for a while now.

ShadowRemains
October 1st 2010


21327 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I never knew I, knew I would get this big
I never knew I, knew I'd effect this kid
I never knew I, knew I'd get him to slit his wrist
I never knew I, knew I'd get him to hit this bitch


ShadowRemains
October 1st 2010


21327 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i'm like guidance, ain't they got the same moms and dads who got mad when I asked if they liked violence?

btw: its "all sorts" instead of "off swords" lol

swords from an uzi would be fuckin crazy

ShadowRemains
October 1st 2010


21327 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

And fuck was the first word I ever learned, up in the third grade, flippin the gym teacher the bird

ShadowRemains
October 1st 2010


21327 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lololollollolol

fuckin page turn...

ShadowRemains
October 1st 2010


21327 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah

Thane
October 1st 2010


2180 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good review, album got me into music when it came out. I was only like 11 or 12 at the time, but I loved the fuck out of this. Still do.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2010


16466 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great record.

Urinetrouble
October 1st 2010


5764 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

BITCH YOU DON'T-WANNA' FUCK WITH SHADY
why?
CUZ SHADY, GON' FUCKING KILL YOU

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2010


16789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

good review brotha. pos'pos'pos

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Gyromania
October 1st 2010


15967 Comments


ugh, make the corrections!

burnafterbreeding
October 1st 2010


1466 Comments


Want me to watch my mouth? How? Take my fuckin'
eyeballs out and turn em around?

Also, little easter egg, in Drug Ballad after he says "back when mark wahlberg was marky mark" you can faintly hear eminem say "fuckin faggot". Prettty priceless.

Slum
October 1st 2010


2579 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review, chambered. Pos'd. This album is fucking awesome.

Urinetrouble
October 1st 2010


5764 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

my words are like a dagger with a jagged edge
i'll stab you in the head whether you a fag or les



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