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Classic Albums Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP




“My music is about what goes on in the world, I don’t say one thing on the record that doesn’t happen.” Eminem

  “The delivery, hook, production and lyrics sound effortless and unique.” Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand 
“It’s funny, it’s frightening. It’s moving and it’s remarkably intelligent. Sheer talent, as should always be the way, wins through.” Q
“There is much to admire in misanthropy. No time for such petty factional concerns as racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, narcissism, xenophobia... the misanthropist is the real deal. An equal prejudice employer, he hates us all. Just don't hang out with him, that's all. During the gruelling assault course of lyrical genius that pours itself into the 18 tracks on this album, Marshall Mathers is used, abused and betrayed by - deep breath - the press, his fans, his fellow rappers, pop music in general, the government, his mother, TV, his girlfriend, his friends, his record company, radio, other members of his family, God, his own fucked-up self... In other words, it's not a lotta laughs being Eminem.” AMG
“Musically, the album is a triumph, featuring the unmistakable production skills of his mentor Dr. Dre and liberal doses of Eminem's trademark nasal, rattling delivery and ingenious rhyme skills. No matter which side you're on, you can't deny their searing honesty, and that's what makes Eminem one of pop music's most compelling artists.” CMJ  
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