Eminem
The Marshall Mathers LP 2


3.0
good

Review

by trainofconsequence USER (14 Reviews)
July 18th, 2014 | 26 replies


Release Date: 11/05/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A decent attempt at an older-style Eminem album that falls a little short.

Eminem is among the most popular of a generation of hip-hop artists that incorporated dark comedy into their lyrics, and his album The Marshall Mathers LP is considered to be among the finest of its genre. So, when the news that he was releasing a full length sequel album was announced, there was a lot of commotion about it and many people were rightfully excited. They wondered whether it would be as good as his past work, or at least would correct some of the wrongs he had made over the course of his last few albums. The answer is that it does right some of these wrongs, but it does not quite top his earlier works.

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 sees Eminem returning to the dark comedy of his earlier works, with songs such as So Much Better including many lines that will bring a smile to the mouth of even the most sceptical listener. Tracks like Rap God are bona fide Eminem classics, with Brainless also bringing some good lyrics to the table. Bad Guy is a sequel song to his masterpiece Stan and it has some really deep lyrics that sees a vengeful brother of Stan coming after Eminem for his brother's suicide. This track is over seven minutes long and never once brings boredom to the ears.

This album makes good use of guest appearances, with Rihanna's vocals on The Monster providing a lot to the song. Survival has a really nice sung chorus and Headlights, a fantastic song about Eminem's broken relationship with his mother, having a superb chorus.

The main problem with this album is the fact that it is plagued with some really terrible filler. Rhyme Or Reason is one such example, with boring lyrics and a bland beat that never excites. In fact, many of the beats are uninteresting, including the one on the otherwise superb song Rap God which almost destroys that song. Evil Twin is another weaker song that closes the album on a dull note.

Overall, this is a decent album that really brings back the old comedic Eminem but it sadly falls a little short of what is expected from a titan of modern hip-hop.



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trainofconsequence
July 18th 2014


1442 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

First review in a while because im currently stuck in a psychiatric hospital in Rotherham. Hope its not too bad. Skeles back : D

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
July 18th 2014


14745 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

oh my gosh :D

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BigPleb
July 18th 2014


37123 Comments


m/

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VaxXi
July 18th 2014


580 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Review is decent enough, the last three lines of text into one paragraph, expounding might've been nice too. Also this stood out

"So, when the news that he was releasing a full length sequel album was announced,"

was needs to be were, and I do feel like the term "full length sequel album" is redundant and album could be removed.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 18th 2014


21464 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Skeles back


best news ive heard all year

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ExplosiveOranges
July 18th 2014


3158 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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Tunaboy45
July 18th 2014


2542 Comments


Gud gud.

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Tunaboy45
July 18th 2014


2542 Comments


Gud gud.

Tunaboy45
July 18th 2014


2542 Comments


Fuck hate it when it does that.

zakalwe
July 18th 2014


8511 Comments


'Stuck in a psychiatric hospital in Rotherham.'
That fella in the communal lounge howling at 't'nurse' having just shat himself for the 3rd time still has more dignity than Slim Shady.

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Green Baron
July 18th 2014


20000 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

oh Skele, they let you out of jail already?

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BMDrummer
July 18th 2014


8688 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yay Skele

Faraudo
July 18th 2014


631 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I feel like i'm the only one who really likes Love Game.

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KILL
July 18th 2014


71955 Comments


skele never left bitches

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weedblunt
July 18th 2014


558 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol

XingKing
July 19th 2014


10855 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

SKELE LIVES

LambsBread
July 19th 2014


3577 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

was skele the guy that would make those youtube rant videos?

XingKing
July 19th 2014


10855 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

About Michael Cockballs, yes

XingKing
July 19th 2014


10855 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Oh and Dev. I can't remember if he had a nickname for him though

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2014


21464 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dont forget his dev rant vid. i think he just said he was going to break his kneecaps



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