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The Slim Shady LP

Eminem

1999

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The Slim Shady LP
Album Summary

The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on February 23, 1999, by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. Recorded in Ferndale, Michigan following Eminem's recruitment by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the album features production from Dr. Dre, Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself. Featuring West Coast hip hop, G-funk and horrorcore musical styles, the majority of The Slim Shady LP's lyrical content is written from the perspective of Eminem's alter ego, named Slim Shady, whom he created on the Slim Shady EP (1997). The Slim Shady LP contains cartoonish depictions of violence and heavy use of profanity, which Eminem described as horror film-esque, in that it is solely for entertainment value. Although many of the lyrics on the album are considered to be satirical, Eminem also depicts his frustrations of living in poverty. The Slim Shady LP debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, just below TLC's FanMail, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It received commercial and critical success, with critics praising Eminem for his unique lyrical style, dark humor lyrics, and eccentric personality. The first single, "My Name Is", became Eminem's first entry on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won Best Rap Album at the 2000 Grammy Awards, while "My Name Is" won Best Rap Solo Performance. In 2000, The Slim Shady LP was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). While The Slim Shady LP's success turned Eminem from an underground rapper into a high-profile celebrity, he became a highly controversial figure due to his lyrical content, which some perceived to be misogynistic and a negative influence on U.S. youth. Despite this, the album has since been included in several publications' lists of the greatest albums of all time.

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3.34

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Tue Apr 25 2023
1

If you’ve ever wanted to be trapped in a room with a 13-year-old who’s surprisingly good at rapping while he lists off everything he can think of that will make his parents mad if he says it, this album is for you

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Mon Mar 29 2021
1

0 - I fully acknowledge that ppl love Eminem and that this album is technically good. I even used to be a fan. But as a grown ass gay person, I fucking hate Eminem and the shit he spews out of his mouth about the LGBT community and women in his art.

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Thu May 13 2021
5

Rhymes within rhymes within rhymes. All the shlocky, edgelord premises are there so Em can play with sounds. “I smacked him in his FACE with an ERASer, CHASed him with a STAPler and told him to CHANGE the GRADE on the PAPer.” It’s not overstating it (it is?) to say that Mr Mathers has a Shakespearian ability to quibble on the sounds of words, taking endless delight in embedding sounds and concepts that come back and slide away and return to tie it all together. Here, he is hiding his light (incredible ability to quibble endlessly on sounds) under a bushel (his obnoxious, hostile personas).

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Thu May 13 2021
4

’97 Bonnie & Clyde isn’t the weakest song here, but it does represent the main drawback: that Eminem hasn’t yet found his register for stories that exorcise his (and 50% of the world’s) violent misogyny. That came once he was a global cause celebre and had the genius to make the Public Eye the prism at the centre of his nakedly honest, frighteningly violent real-or-fantasy bizzare-o-world. But I digress. If ’97 Bonnie and Clyde leaves room for growth and If I Had and Rock Bottom are the residue of previous attempts at gritty East Coast rap, that leaves My Name Is, Role Model, My Fault, Cum On Everybody, Just/Still Don’t Give a Fuck, As the World Turns, I’m Shady and Bad Meets Evil (plus a handful more) as the most outrageously cartoonish, wickedly funny and violently deranged version of Eminem we’d ever get. While it was still possible for him to be this detached, going to the far reaches of his imagination is as refreshing for me as it was cathartic for him. And the images that stand out are the same ones that burnt into my brain when I was a teenager lying on my bed playing Pokémon Blue and spinning this on repeat. Eminem slapping Garth Brooks out of his limestone shirt, standing next to the Loch Ness monster at Kid Rock’s next concert, as an extra-terrestrial running over pedestrians while they’re screaming at him “Let’s just be friends”, wearing a bulletproof vest and shooting himself in the head, having full blown aids and a sore throat, activating his gadget dick, supporting abortion, putting his guinea pig in the microwave, dressing like Les Nessman, putting air in a bag and charging people to breathe, murdering the alphabet. I could just say it’s all in good fun and shouldn’t be taken seriously, but double guessing his sincerity is half the fun. More importantly, it’d mean ignoring that he announces himself with a PSA followed by the immortal “Hi kids”. For all his not giving a fuck, he always wanted his music to be a dialectic. Take it seriously.

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Mon May 02 2022
1

Yeah...so...I know Eminem has some great music but this wasn't it. The beats were good, and he obviously has amazing rhyming capabilities, but the lyrics are just so so SO cringy. The violence and the misogyny reveal an immaturity that is off-putting. My feelings for this album is the embodiment of Schmidt saying: "Youths!"

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Tue Jan 11 2022
2

This hasn't aged well. Some of the lyrics are almost embarrassing.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
1

Eminem tells us all about what a fucking horrible person he is and then throws himself a little pity party. Sucks to be you skittles but I don't need to hear about your rape and murder fantasies. Some of the beats were ok but definitely not good enough to make up for the shitty rapping. This album should have stayed in the 90's.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

Absolute game changer. There had never been anything quite like it. You couldn’t not take note. Brash, funny, outlandish, such funny lyrics, so much energy. Dre’s mastermind production elevates this to an all time Hiphop classic.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
3

This is funnier than I remember but also horrible

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Fri Sep 30 2022
1

Let me sum this album up for you: Repetitive bass line + I have a dick and girls are worthless shit = 66 mins I'm not getting back. I lost count of how many times he spoke of assaulting, raping and murdering women. I really struggled to listen to this whole album. I feel like there are basements full of incels that still listen to it everyday. If I was in Jr. High when this came out I'd probably have loved it. Funny voices. Sophomoric bathroom humor. Drugs. Fuck this, fuck that. Bitch, cunt, whore. Yeah, when I was 13 it would've been cool and I would've thought I was cool and edgy for listening to it. Bunch of suburban white boys listening to this thinking they hard. But I'm not, and this is nothing more than a braggadocios teenager with a rhyming dictionary. "What rhymes with pee? ....Tree!!" Cool. On par with "Anybody want a... peanut!"

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Thu May 13 2021
1

Was excited to listen to this again, it's been years. Production is unreal and Eminems skills are undeniable. However, 97 Bonnie and Clyde is a fucking nightmare of a song. Found it funny and crazy when I was 9, it's beyond wrong now. Ruined my enjoyment of this whole album. Gave up after that.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
1

I didn't think I disliked Eminem as much as I apparently do (or at least dislike this album.) I've heard some of his singles, I saw 8 Mile and liked it, and remember when he and Elton John played the Grammys, which I thought was fairly powerful. So I was expecting a hip-hop/rap album that, while I admit isn't my favorite genre, would be a fun listen and at least tolerable. But wow, I couldn't have been more wrong. The album starts off strong, with My Name Is, a crossover hit that you couldn't escape and still can't. But then, from there, it devolves into an album that's A. Way to long B. Way to repetitive C. Way to violent for no reason I'm not sure who finds listening to this enjoyable. At least in, say, a horror movie, you aren't rooting for the killer. Maybe it was a product of the late 90s, but the violence, hatred, and misogyny is just too much to get over for me. It was honeslty hard to listen to the whole thing. Not a fan.

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Mon Jun 12 2023
1

"Wow Eminem, you've been blessed with this great gift! What are you going to do with it?" "Well, you know, I've thought really hard about this. And I have to say, I'm feeling drawn to produce an album that can only be truly appreciated for what it's worth by teenage boys. Like, right in that 13-15 range? I've always felt that these are the kind of people I truly connect with, and I'd really like to lean into that."

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Fri Jan 22 2021
1

Has not aged well at all. Too many references about rape for me. Have never been a huge fan of his, even less so now. Seems like shock and awe for controversy's sake. Much prefer Kanye or 50 Cent. Now I realise why parents were worried about their children listening to this. Rightly so

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Wed Nov 04 2020
5

Classic innit, love this album

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Mon Nov 28 2022
1

Did not enjoy. Eminem's flow and wordplay is impressive, but his voice is nasal, the beats are underwhelming, and the subject matter tends towards adolescent trolling. I can see why this album was a massive hit with disaffected white male youth, but when even Marilyn Manson declines to guest on your record because it is too misogynistic, you've got a real problem. Interestingly, Eminem won't use the n-word (out of respect for black people?) but is happy to malign women in disturbing detail. And not musically compelling. This borders on a novelty record (exception: My Name Is) Did not enjoy, will not listen again.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

It’s dark AF but I find myself regularly chuckling/sniggering/snickering to his rhymes. An individual style, totally blew my brains when it first came out and scared the bajingo out of me. I think I’m still a bit scared actually. God, I’m scared of Eminem. I’m scared of what he’ll do to me when he reads this. He’ll tear it apart and then he’ll mime blowing my brains out and I’ll start crying and quivering at his feet and he won’t care one jot.

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Sat Jul 03 2021
3

What an album. This isn't THE Eminem yet. Proto-Eminem, really. You can hear some of the pieces that he's putting in place for Marshall Mathers LP. This is...goofier than later stuff and it's clear that he's not entirely sure who he wants to be.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
2

I thought I didn't really like Eminem. Now I know I don't really like Eminem.

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Thu Jun 29 2023
2

Haha my name is Eminem. Pee pee, poo poo, farts and pussy (repeat for 50 minutes). He's got the Dr. Seuss "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" flow and it gets annoying fast. Not funny, not even that "offensive", just boring. Aged horribly. Get in the locker.

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

A horrific masterpiece. His rhymes are simpler but maybe less offensive than MM LP. When taken as a cartoon or a work of fiction it good fun.

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

Another amazing album. Brilliantly produced, fantastic baselines and incredible lyrics. Another favourite album of mine with only one tune on it that I don't absolutely love. Even the skits are good.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
5

It's still shocking, it's still nasty, it's still dark, it's still funny. It's all a joke, Slim Shady is just a character, we all get that but it still really doesn't sit well in the woke 21st century, and probably rightly so. An album so fucked up that Marilyn Manson thought it was too over the top for him to appear on. That said, it's still an astonishing album, a true hip-hop classic. There aren't many out there with the rap dexterity, the writerly precision and the comedy timing of peak-era Marshall Mathers.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Yeah, this was explosive when it came out. I was in college, and everyone was obsessed with Eminem and this album. Being from Michigan, it was even more of an impact. There's no denying the impact and influence Eminem has had since this debut. The speed of his verses and rhymes are crazy, and he also put humor up front in his persona. The Eminem moniker allows him to skewer society in horrendous and crazy ways, but the satire is clear (regardless of all the critics).

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Some very comedic parts coupled with very dark sections. A great listen - lots of great production and obviously talented rapping

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

Bon album mais aucune envie de m'étaler dessus, on tourne la page on passe à autre chose.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

Okay SO! Did I enjoy the sound of this album? Yes definitely! Did I enjoy some of the lyrics? Yes! Did I enjoy all of the lyrics? Fuck no! (but that's kind of the point right?) Eminem's storytelling is so good and the songs are so catchy it does hold my attention, even if the misogyny does get a bit tiring. Last couple of songs lost me a bit but otherwise I enjoyed this more than I expected

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Sat May 22 2021
2

Dude is definitely a lyric genius, but DAMN on the content. Just not for me.

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Tue Nov 23 2021
2

I can understand using art to express states of mind like extreme frustration or anger. But, to make a huge understatement, I think fantasizing about disposing of your wife's dead body is not entertainment and is a misapplication of creativity and talent. He committed that not only to this record but to the record of his character for all time. And frankly I can't see past it. I acknowledge the importance of this record but I have no appetite for it at all.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
2

This album has not aged well

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Wed Apr 20 2022
2

This has not aged well. The two singles are fine and I won't skip them if they came up in a mix. The rest of the album is weird reminder of what was Edgy in 1999.

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Mon May 02 2022
2

I hated 'My Name Is' the first time I heard it on the radio. When this came out it sounded like something geared toward 14-year-old boys who were just realizing that they wanted to upset their moms and weren't sure why or how to do it. I was WAY to old to enjoy this stuff back then. Older than I am now. That said, I don't really enjoy any of this. It feels like a comedy record where the comedian couldn't come up with funny stuff, so they went for the shock. There are bits and pieces that are fun and then sometimes it comes real close to saying something, but then sort of undercuts it. I don't know. Not for me. Two stars because there's clearly talent invovled here. I don't think this is something just anybody could do.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
2

I really didn't want to listen to this. I don't hate Eminem but I have never felt any desire to listen to him. I got through this album, but I sure was glad when it was over. It gets so repetitive by the second half. And as I listened I couldn't stop thinking about all the moronic suburban white boys who worshipped Eminem in the 2000s. Some of this was edgy at the time and some of his lyrics about the frustration of being stuck in a cycle of poverty hit pretty hard, but his constant whining about his ex-wife is so childish and lame. "My Name Is" and "Guilty Conscience" are fun. The rest is definitely not.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
2

One or two Eminem songs are nice, but I get real tired of his flow and voice and skits at the end of the album

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Thu Jan 26 2023
2

Sounds like it was made by and for bratty teenage boys..

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Mon Jul 31 2023
2

A genius but with a level of misogyny that makes it unlistenable. I don't really care if it's supposed to be a character, TBH.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
1

This did not age well.... Eminem is clearly talented, but consistent misogyny, violence against women, fat shaming, and homophobia throughout was disgusting. Obviously his intent is to offend people, but this just feels like it's trying to be edgy for the sake of shock value.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
1

puerile ramblings haven't aged well

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Mon Jul 04 2022
1

To this day I still don't understand the appeal of Eminem. He's like the nu-metal of hip hop - an historical mistake that should never be repeated.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

maybe nostalgia, but it's always a 5 from me

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

I could score this 5 solely on music and probably another 5 solely on legacy/influence. Awesome album. Plus it has Chase & Dave on it. 10/10

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Wed Mar 03 2021
5

I remember first hearing this in Luke’s attic and being blown away by it. I was hooked by the humour and narratives in the lyrics and the production. Wasn’t really a hip hop fan before it, and it opened up a world of new music to me. An absolute classic and an album I still listen to and love today.

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Tue Oct 10 2023
5

"The Slim Shady LP" is the groundbreaking debut album by American rapper Eminem, released on February 23, 1999. This album marked the beginning of Eminem's rise to stardom and had a profound impact on the hip-hop industry. Here is a detailed review of the album: Introduction to Slim Shady: The album kicks off with an intro track where Eminem introduces his alter ego, Slim Shady. This sets the tone for the dark and twisted themes that run throughout the album. My Name Is: The album's lead single and one of Eminem's signature tracks. It's a humorous and attention-grabbing introduction to his unique style of storytelling and wordplay. Guilty Conscience (feat. Dr. Dre): This song features Eminem and Dr. Dre taking on the roles of the devil and angel on a person's shoulders, giving conflicting advice. It's a clever and thought-provoking track that showcases Eminem's storytelling abilities. Brain Damage: Eminem tells a personal story about his experiences with bullying in high school. It's a raw and emotional track that sheds light on the hardships he faced growing up. Paul: This short skit features Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, leaving him a voicemail expressing his concerns about the controversial content of the album. If I Had: In this track, Eminem explores the idea of changing his past to create a better future. It's a reflective and introspective song that showcases his lyrical prowess. '97 Bonnie & Clyde: One of the album's darkest tracks, Eminem tells a chilling story about a father disposing of his wife's body with their daughter in tow. The contrast between the upbeat production and the macabre lyrics is jarring and effective. Bitch: A humorous and explicit track where Eminem vents his frustrations about difficult women. It's a testament to his ability to tackle controversial and uncomfortable topics. Role Model: Eminem addresses the idea of being a role model, or lack thereof, for his young fans. He acknowledges his flawed personality and controversial behavior. Lounge (Skit): This skit adds some comedic relief to the album as Eminem encounters a fan who is overly enthusiastic about meeting him. My Fault: In this track, Eminem tells a story of a drug-induced sexual encounter gone wrong. It explores themes of addiction and regret. Ken Kaniff (Skit): Another humorous skit featuring a prank call from Ken Kaniff, a recurring character in Eminem's early work. Cum On Everybody: This track is a party anthem with explicit lyrics and a catchy beat. It's a departure from some of the album's darker themes. Rock Bottom: Eminem delves into his struggles with poverty, addiction, and a failing career. It's a deeply emotional and introspective song. Just Don't Give a Fuck: One of the album's standout tracks, Eminem raps about his determination to succeed in the music industry despite the odds against him. Soap (Skit): Another humorous skit featuring a fictional soap opera. As the World Turns: Eminem tells a story about a dysfunctional relationship with humor and vivid storytelling. I'm Shady: In this track, Eminem acknowledges his controversial reputation and the criticism he faces from the media and the public. Bad Meets Evil (feat. Royce da 5'9"): Eminem teams up with Royce da 5'9" in this track, showcasing their lyrical prowess and chemistry. Still Don't Give a Fuck: The album closes with Eminem reaffirming his determination to succeed and not caring what others think. Overall, "The Slim Shady LP" is a landmark album in hip-hop history. Eminem's complex and often controversial lyrics, combined with his technical prowess and storytelling abilities, established him as a force to be reckoned with in the genre. The album is a dark and twisted journey into the mind of Slim Shady, and it set the stage for Eminem's continued success in the years to come. It's a classic in the world of hip-hop and remains a significant part of Eminem's legacy.

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Fri Oct 13 2023
5

Can't believe I've been sleeping on this one for so long; I guess I just started with the 8 Mile soundtrack as a kid and never went back to The Slim Shady LP. One of the few rap albums where every single track slaps—the flow is tight, the bars are right, and the production from Dr. Dre and the Bass brothers is killer. Even the (comparatively) weaker songs are great. Favorite tracks: Role Model and Still Don't Give a Fuck, but it's hard to decide. 10/10, a masterpiece.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

You know you’re in for something intense just by the cover alone. Slim battle raps his way through some of the best punchlines hip hop had seen. Incredible word play. It’s comical, outrageous, pushing buttons, pushing limits, politically incorrect and something that the world obviously wasn’t ready for. Dre and Em are a sick match together and they created some real fire that still burns hot now. Some of it hasn’t aged well but the vast majority is timeless. Top 5 1 my name is 2 role model 3 if I had 4 just don’t give a fuck 5 bad meets evil

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

‘The Slim Shady LP’ is generally as funny as it is horrifying, but its true genius lies is in trying to figure out whether Eminem was being sincere or just taking the piss. Turns out it was a bit of both. Where the album falls down a bit is in its somewhat hit and miss production and overly long length. At its best however, Eminem’s imagination and storytelling ability is both amazing and outrageous, with an angry and urgent, but often humorous hallucinogenic quality and a sense of danger you don’t often get anymore from an artist, especially on their debut.

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Fri Feb 16 2024
4

Доктор Дре, брачо, ты если читаешь мой очерк, то от души тебе за явление этого Антихриста народу. Ты открыл ящик пандоры. Я бы поставил 5, но этот LP плохо состарился и звучит сейчас как винтажный хоррор-бумбэп. Свои пятерочки Эм получит далее, а это только Начало..

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Tue Sep 21 2021
3

I was expecting to like this a lot more than I actually did. At the time, this was groundbreaking, but seemed almost cliche today. Unfair? Maybe. But I’m giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️ anyway.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

Honestly, this didn't age as well as I thought it would. I know that, when it came out, it was somewhat groundbreaking and I appreciate the injection of comedic and lighthearted storytelling elements into a genre that, at the time, was preoccupied with being "hard" above all. But it's just not that great 20+ years later. There are still good moments and solid hooks in here and "My Name Is" is still a fun joint. But it's not enough to pull it above a middling 3-star score.

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Tue Oct 10 2023
3

This album is the epitome of old Eminem: edgy, over the top, misogynist insanity. The skits are fun, but not something that I always love in an album. It's hard to give this album a better rating when his next two albums were just miles ahead and, in my opinion, peak Eminem. This album really suffers from the fact that Eminem cannot write a chorus to save his life (there are definitely exceptions, but more often than not the verses are catchier than the chorus). Nearly every song on this album just has the weakest chorus imaginable, but he's just got his unique style that instantly gets you vibing so it's easy to ignore. Giving this a 3 because the excessive misogyny (which I realize is kind of his shtick) feels harder to stomach now that I'm older, and because his other albums are just straight up better. Probably a 4 if I was scaling this review with the rest of the albums I've heard so far.

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Tue Oct 10 2023
3

Ok, I haven’t actually started the review but I just saw on Wikipedia that on the censored version, ‘Just Don’t Give A Fuck’ and ‘Still Don’t Give A Fuck’ are changed to ‘Just Don’t Give’ and ‘Still Don’t Give’ and I just find that really funny. Also I just remembered the line “Go-go gadget dick” and while the song it’s on isn’t great, I find that absurdly hilarious. Anyway, this is a fun album with some problematic lyrics. More specifically, I like the deranged-ness of it all when it doesn’t feel misogynistic, homophobic, etc. I like the other stuff, though, so 3.

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Mon Feb 12 2024
3

Wow, this is vintage hip hop but damn I was a little shocked at the levels of vulgarity and violence. I love some of the classic tracks, but am continually reminded that this type of gangsta rap isn't really for me. I do appreciate the broader culture around hip hop, and its not even necessarily about the quality of the music but rather the ecosystem of artists, competition, collaboration, one upsmanship, and a lot of other complex cultural aspects. Fun, but one and done for me.

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Tue Feb 13 2024
3

I *like* Eminem. His lyrics are creative, poetic, funny, and you can tell are his personal stories. A whole album of the monotonous beats is a bit much, though.

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Tue Feb 13 2024
3

Overall quite decent due to Dr. Dre’s songwriting and production. Would love to give it 3.5, but gotta do a 3.

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Wed Feb 14 2024
3

Nr. 128/1001 PSA NR My Name Is 4/5 Guilty Conscience 3/5 Brain Damage 3/5 Paul - Skit NR If I Had 4/5 '97 Bonnie & Clyde 3/5 Bitch NR Role Model 3/5 Lounge - Skit NR My Fault 2/5 Ken Kaniff - SKIT NR Cum On Everybody 3/5 Rock Bottom 4/5 Just Don't Give A Fuck 2/5 Soap - SKIT NR As The World Turns 3/5 I'm Shady 3/5 Bad Meets Evil 3/5 Still Don't Give A Fuck 3/5 Average: 3,07 Pretty raw and often times immature record. Excited for his other more mature record on this list.

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Fri May 28 2021
2

Man this is both raunchy AND dark. Good beats, but dang this is not good lyrics. Yeah kinda what I said already. I just don't like his lyrics. Which is unfortunate cuz the sound is good.

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Tue Aug 10 2021
2

oof. did not age well, I know it was edgy back then too but I felt dirty even listening to it. still had a few good bars so 2 stars instead of 1 but good lord the pearl clutchers were right to hate this dude

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Mon Oct 25 2021
2

This one seemed to be going big for shock value. Some clever rhymes but pretty much nonsense for the most part. Had a time and place, best left there.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
2

Can't be doing with his "ironic", "humorous" misogynistic violence. Even if he is claiming it's all done in character. The music is potentially good, but lyrically it's just unpleasant.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
2

some good songs but most are just mid

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Sun Mar 12 2023
2

Angry young white man music was an unfortunate trend in the late 90s. I, too was an angry young white man in the late 90s and have many regrets from that era. At least this isn't Kid Rock or Limp Bizkit so it gets an extra star. But it doesn't forgive My Fault and it's horrifying lyrics.

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Sat Aug 19 2023
2

Any musical value to be derived from this was automatically cancelled out by just how FUCKING ANNOYING IT IS. I don’t like him, I don’t like his voice, I don’t like his lyrics. No thank you!

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Thu Oct 07 2021
1

That was pretty awful. Not for me, anyway.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
1

Had to suffer through this again.. Yeah not for me and it's gotten worse with age. I think 20 years ago I might have given it 3 stars but now I have to give it a 1.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
1

Not a fan at all. The music is mostly excellent but isn't that to Dr Dre's credit? Sure it's integral to the album and I care infinitely more about music than lyrics/vocals but when it's so damn distracting and obviously the main course and I hate it.... then I can't enjoy it at all. And I don't. Sure time passing has a way of making what was once shocking almost humorous, but jfc this is still gross - it's just awful. I really do still hate Eminem's voice and his style; whiny/nasally and slightly behind the beat. Hard hard pass on all fronts. 2/10 1 star.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
1

I just listened to this stupid FUCKING album for the best 50 hip hop/rap albums of all time, and it sucks. Throw this out into the trash

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

One of the best rap albums of the early 2000s

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

finally an album worth listening to!?

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Mon Jun 14 2021
5

Obv 5/5. One of my first albums. Not as good as his next album though, Marshall Mathers LP. But this paved the way

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

Classic. Must have heard it a 100 times.

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Sun May 23 2021
5

Huge Eminem fan, I used to listen and know most of the lyrics to Relapse, Recovery & MMLP2. I cant believe I deprived myself of the earlier work, Ive always been hesitant to listen to the earlier stuff because I thought it would be closer to D12 and gang nonsense. The album is closer to perfect than most albums I know. If I had might be one of my favourite Eminem tracks, it was such a far cry from the usual tracks. Rock Bottom was another standout ( excluding the ones I knew, (My Name Is, guilty Conscience) . IJDGAF also very good,. The best album Ive heard on here so far.

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Sat Jun 12 2021
5

one of my favorite albums ever. everything about this project is so unique and fascinating. marshall mathers is truly a genius

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Fri Jun 11 2021
5

32. Quando em 1975, o músico londrino Claudius Afolabi Siffre compôs o tema "I Got The...", estaria longe de imaginar que a contagiosa melodia seria, umas boas décadas mais tarde, o hook mais icónico do rapper mais branco da História. MotA: "My Name Is" "This is a public service announcement brought to you, in part, by Slim Shady."

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Wed May 12 2021
5

Consistently innovative within the hip hop genre!

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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

Didn't listened Eminem earlier, except some songs, so I'm new to him, and it was surprisingly great! Now I understand why he is so popular

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Again an album that I have not played for many years but still sounds fresh to me.

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

I like dirty jokes and horror movies. Perfect. Best Tracks: My Name Is; If I Had; Just Don't Give a Fuck

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Fri Dec 31 2021
5

Classic album from one of my favorite artists. Was awesome to go back to.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

One of the best visceral experiences.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

This, and Americana by The Offspring, were the first two albums I owned. I was 16 when this album came out and my brother burnt me a cassette tape of it. I have vivid memories riding the bus to college listening to this album on repeat. It was huge to me and totally suckered me in. I loved the follow up album but by like 2003 I was starting to move towards metal and punk rock. I still listen to this album from time to , and rate it highly.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

Disturbing, shocking, entertaining, all things Slim Shady. Genre defining album from horror hip hop, comic books meet horror films. Eminem’s most open album where his upbringing and struggles are truly felt through honest emotions amongst the brutality of Shady. It’s legendary, whether loved or hated.

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Sat Mar 26 2022
5

Didn't age so gracefully, but this gets 5 stars for the pure nostalgia factor. Loved it as much as I did back in middle school when it was my first album with parental advisory.

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

Den gamle eminem, offensivt, grineren, skævt, skarpt, legendarisk

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Fri May 13 2022
5

i already know this a banger

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Tue May 31 2022
5

Classic, I loved it when I was 17, and I love it still. Funny, dark, conscious, and silly (at different points!)

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Wed Jun 22 2022
5

Fav songs: - My Name Is - Guilty Conscience - Bitch - Skit - Role Model - Still Don't Give A Fuck

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

Awesome hip hop album. I love his conversation clips he puts at the start of his songs

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

Hard to beat the real slim shady as an opening track

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