Eminem
Recovery


3.5
great

Review

by Arkaik USER (4 Reviews)
July 18th, 2013 | 55 replies | 1,278 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: .

2 of 5 thought this review was well written

Eminem or Slim Shady is perhaps the best known rapper at the minute. He was one of the first white rappers that made a successful career with the huge success of hits like The Way I Am and The Real Slim Shady. Recovery is his most recent album and contains a number of solid tracks but is not his best album.

This is an album that contains some very awesome lyrics but also some really bad moments. Not Afraid stands out as one of the best tracks lyrically, encouraging people to fight whatever problems they are going through, and this track has some amazing metaphors, with one in particular referencing a balcony. Another good track with some great lyrics would be Talkin 2 Myself which is essentially an apology for the mishaps concerning Marshall Mathers III over recent years. A not-so-good track for the lyrics would be the opener Cold Wind Blows which is just an excuse to swear and offend people as much as possible, with one particularly unnecessary use of the C-word.

Eminem's flows here are rather decent at times, but again they are rusty on other tracks. You're Never Over could well be Eminem's tightest flow to date and 25 To Life could be another contender for this crown. Both have some rather awesome flows which stand out, with the former of the two being an ode to dead comrade Proof. Sadly Won't Back Down really sticks out like a sore thumb with an atrocios flow that does nothing good whatsoever. This is also one of numerous songs that contain a guest appearance which are massively unnecessary here. No Love makes good use of Lil Wayne (for the first time in his life, Lil Wayne has a purpose) but Love The Way You Lie does not utilize Rihanna's vocal talents to any purpose whatsoever.

Some of the songs here are great but the thing is that the album is definitely disjointed and contains some relly bad stuff that shouldnt be found on a em album ever.


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DrGonzo1937
July 18th 2013



3359 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Sorry, but this album is just awful. I still have nightmares from hearing Not Afraid.

SSLP MMLP. All you'll ever need from him imo.

Review was ok though.

DrGonzo1937
July 18th 2013



3359 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

MMLP was still amazing because it had a nice blend of serious and comical, though I do prefer SSLP myself.

He's a joke these days, it's a shame. Collaborating with the likes Rihanna seems like a huge shitty contradiction, from the guy that first started out.

DrGonzo1937
July 18th 2013



3359 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Is it wrong of me to have a small amount of hope that he does the right thing for this album? lol

Ire
July 18th 2013



41453 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

album is so damn bad

PunchforPunch
July 18th 2013



5290 Comments


best em

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Cygnatti
July 18th 2013



19972 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lmfao

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Toondude10
July 18th 2013



1823 Comments


Eminem

lol

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iamDIBBS
July 18th 2013



15 Comments


This album was just plain awful. Some of his older stuff is okay.

Malenchanted
July 18th 2013



2207 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not heard this, but Encore and Relapse were pretty shitty so maybe I won't bother

RivalSkoomaDealer
July 18th 2013



512 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The C Word.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 18th 2013



30295 Comments


Eminem or Slim Shady is perhaps the best known rapper at the minute.


Pre-teen white kids trying to be hip

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SowingSeason
Emeritus
July 18th 2013



14511 Comments


I agree, go pre-teen white kid and Deviant you straight outta pocket



Paracletus96
July 18th 2013



306 Comments


^it's true though. Everyone's heard of him. Doesn't mean he's the best, of course.

amanwithahammer
July 18th 2013



384 Comments


The pop feats aren't a contradiction if this album came out over a decade after he spit those anti-pop artist lyrics. He's obviously a different dude now.

fromtheinside
July 18th 2013



16382 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

did you drop the mic in your summary?

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joshieboy12345
July 19th 2013



5256 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Good summary bro.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2013



48528 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"He was one of the first white rappers that made a successful career"

lol

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2013



48528 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"ven the Marshall Mathers LP was a bit overrated, it lacked the humorous side of him that SSLP showed off."

Marshall Mathers LP is pretty funny dude

bach
July 19th 2013



11137 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Marky Mark
V-Ice
Simon and Garfunkel

you know all of the good ones.

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Rastapunk
July 19th 2013



661 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I loved that album, I guess it's just opinions.



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