35%? seriously..there has to be some kind of bias..there is no way this album is anywhere close to that bad..It is by far NOT his best but..35% the technicality alone should allow for a better score barring any lyrical content at all..AP seems to always be extremely negatively biased towards em..for reasons I really cannot understand..This is not his best effort..but the album is defiantly enjoyable and full of talent..and fuck the same people calling for "old eminem" are offended when he says ******? SERIOUSLY?
"I MISS THE OLD EMINEM THAT WASN'T AFRAID TO CALL BITCHES SLUTS AND GAY PEOPLE ******S" ..but then get offended when he mentions anything of the sort?..
No one wants this.
Good review. I am not huge on this album either, but I don't think I find it as bad as you or others. It honestly just feels tired to me and there are just better hip hop artists out there these days
Thanks. I definitely agree it's tired.
seems like a fair review.
bezerk might be enjoyable in the extreme short term as something of a beastie boys homage, but the rest is totally forgettable.
a handful of the rhymes in pretty much every song are embarrassingly bad/flat out la-zy.
Thanks. And yep. Pretty much.
The review was well written, but I have to completely disagree with the assessment. I love this album, including the bonus tracks. I feel like he finally fell back in to a stride where he is comfortable rapping and putting some light hearted songs on the album. Sampling Joe Walsh and The Zombies made for some different sounds for an Eminem album without coming off depressing or somber like some of his last two efforts. I love Em, and while Relapse fell completely short for me, recovery had some quality moments. MMLP2 is an interesting and entertaining album and I feel like it is a quality piece of work.
If there was something positive outside of the pure ability showcased, it was the choice of production. Unfortunately, what would have been something fascinating and interesting in nearly any other instance felt like it existed entirely separately from everything else happening on those tracks, just totally disconnected from whatever story he was trying (and failing) to tell.
Great review, probably my favorite of yours.
I really wanted to check this out but after hearing the singles and half of the first song I just couldn't do it
I haven't heard the album yet so I'm not speaking for its quality and I'm not disregarding this review or calling it invalid but this is the first negative review of this album I've seen. It's being well received everywhere else I've seen it reviewed.
Metacritic only has 10 up but two are "mixed." I would also argue that publications like XXL, HiphipDX, LA Times, Spin, and RS are garbage and should not be taken seriously.
More publications will be putting up reviews today and throughout the week. For instance, if Pitchfork reviews it, I really don't see it coming out positive. Not that it matters. I'd be happy to be among the only negative reviews of the album, because I think no one will give a shit about it in a year's time.