Eminem
Recovery


3.5
great

Review

by John M. USER (1 Reviews)
January 2nd, 2011 | 14 replies | 4,214 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: You can't say Shady is back when it is Eminem and not Shady record. As for Eminem he is ... for better part at least.

0 of 5 thought this review was well written

A decade ago nothing could separate us from Eminems influence and music. Which wasn’t a bad thing because his first three major LP’s where good (Infinite does not really count). Then Encore was made. Most of the fans where disappointed with a good reason. Although it had a couple of good songs it was mostly uninspired try to sell few more albums (by few I mean millions ). Then we had to wait five more years for his new album and Relapse sadly wasn’t much better than Encore. Those five years in between have been a hell for Shady : He is a drug addict, he loses his best friend, and the spotlight is no longer on him. So what kind of album Eminem needs to make? Exactly the kind he made with Recovery.

What has Recovery given Eminem ? Biggest album of 2010.

This album has his cons and pros : He is no longer using his Encore/Relapse voice, his flow is back for the good part, he is introducing his new self to us and some punch lines are pretty hilarious at last. On the other hand subject matter does not vary too much, guest list could have been better and production is inconsistent at best. Because of production I believe it is the reason we have four types of songs on this album :

1) “I’m back and sorry” songs
2) Songs that will sell well
3) Relapse 2 rejects
4) Songs that don’t really fit in any category

First type of songs are the ones that make Recovery worth it’s name. On them there are some clever punch lines, Eminem introducing new him to us, and apologizing for Encore and Relapse (he has never done that before and good thing is that he has done it now). Clear highlights of this group and album overall are : Talkin’ 2 Myself and Cinderella Man.

Second type is the one that overplayed Love the Way You Lie belong to : female vocals on the chorus, Eminem talking about love problems on the verses (although on 25 to Life it is metaphor for his relationship with industry).

Third type is exactly what you would expect from them. Obviously weakest songs on the album and the subject matter is pretty bad. Although no silly accent here fortunately for us.

Fourth type includes On Fire, Won’t Back Down, No Love and Almost Famous. On Fire is Eminem remembering us he doesn’t like critics with a song in which focus is on great wordplay and not on the beat. Won’t Back Down is a song that would better go with 8 mile soundtrack and it could and should have been better. No Love is another Eminem/Wayne collaboration with great Kanye punch line. Almost Famous is Eminem revisiting his rise to fame and ends up being one of the darker songs on the album.

In the end this is what Relapse should have been. Recovery for Eminem and not for Shady.With more emotional content than it's precursor he tells us what/who motivates him, he begs his fans for mercy and realizes his mistakes. For the first time in almost a decade he makes an album which seems that some work was put in it.

3.5/5


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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 2nd 2011



23798 Comments


haven't read the review yet, but that summary needs some work. I don't even really understand what you're going for.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 2nd 2011



23798 Comments


ok, lots of grammar issues. most importantly, you use the word 'than' when you need to use 'then' quite a bit.

don't ask questions then answer them, it's annoying.

don't start the review with "Eminem."

The flow and writing isn't that bad you just need to proof if and cut out some unnecessary stuff

climactic
January 2nd 2011



18342 Comments


neg

foreverendeared
January 2nd 2011



14678 Comments


gonna make 50 accounts and neg the shit outta this

climactic
January 2nd 2011



18342 Comments


sorry but there's a mistake in nearly every sentence

Maniac!
January 2nd 2011



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Lol.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 2nd 2011



23798 Comments


yah this review needs some serious work

Bulldog
January 3rd 2011



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

have no fear bingding is here to help

bloodybeer
January 3rd 2011



31 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i am not native speaker of English
hey all criticism is appreciated
and when you say i need to correct my writing what do you mean by that ?
is my review all over the place, lack of a point in review what would it be ?

bloodybeer
January 3rd 2011



31 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

also edited entire summary
than/then mistakes corrected
and some parts that seemed unnecessary deleted/edited.
Is it any better now ?

bloodybeer
January 3rd 2011



31 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

also if there is mistake in every sentence could you please point it out to me ?
I would thank you very much. Seriously. Also keep in mind this is my first review and i am not native speaker of English. So basically this is also my way to learn this language. And when you criticize can it be constructive criticism ? And in the end will someone please respond to me ?



somberlain
January 3rd 2011



2121 Comments


On Fire is Eminem remembering us he doesn’t like critics

*reminding
honestly too many errors to point out, if English isn't your 1st language, I suggest you do some more reading, try some staff reviews

what is your 1st language btw?

HalfManHalfAmazing
January 4th 2011



565 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Is English your first language?

HalfManHalfAmazing
January 4th 2011



565 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

4) Songs that don’t really fit in any category

lol




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