Review Summary: .2 of 4 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.