Every Eminem Album RANKED (Worst to Best)

Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and I’ve made it to 100 posts!  I’d like to thank you all for supporting me and helping me get here, because even though I am still a small blogger, I never thought I would make it this far.  It’s great to see that I have people enthusiastic about my writing and that I can express my musical opinions to an open community, so I thank you all.  Now, since I’ve gotten to this point in my blog, I won’t just let it pass without something to celebrate it. I said fifty posts ago–in my Every Fall Out Boy Album RANKED post–that I would do a discography ranking for every fiftieth post I publish.  My 50th post was on Fall Out Boy, the band that got me into music, so for my 100th post, I’m going to rank the albums of Eminem, the artist that got me into my favorite genre, as well as being my favorite artist of all time.

So, Eminem is a pretty important artist to me.  Hailing from Detroit, Eminem has become one of the most legendary rappers of all time, influencing many modern-day musicians and setting more records than I can list here.  Once I got into music through Fall Out Boy, I mainly stayed within the emo realm of music for some time.  I found a niche I liked so I stayed there.  I got into bands like Panic! At The Disco and Sleeping With Sirens, but I didn’t know that I would find a genre of music that I liked so much better.  I was scrolling through YouTube one day and came across an Eminem song.  I had heard a lot about him, so I became curious and listened to it.  I instantly fell in love and downloaded all the albums he had out at that point.  He had opened me to a whole new world and I found myself enthralled by the many styles rap had to offer.  My family had grown me up to hate rap, but I found so many good qualities in it once I dug deep enough, and I have to give this all to Eminem.  I’ve listened to his albums a lot at this point, so I decided to make this ranking in honor of his great music.

Before I get into it, though, let me go over the way I’m going to set this up so no one gets confused, because I’m sure I would if I wasn’t told.  Like the title says, I’ll be ranking Em’s albums from worst to best.  Now, when I say “albums”, I strictly mean regular studio albums.  No deluxe versions, EPs, collaboration albums, remix albums, compilation albums, or any other kind of album will be featured.  Just to be sure we’re on the same page, though, I will provide a small list of all the featured albums in order of release date (not by my opinions) right before the rankings so I do not get anyone saying in the comments “oh, you forgot about this one”.  I’d like to stress, too, that this pre-list will not be in any way affected by my opinion.  When I do give my albums in the rankings, I will also give my favorite and least favorite track right under the album cover, similar to what I did in my FOB Ranking post.  Lastly, just know that I sometimes have controversial opinions about music, so realize that this is just my opinion and should not affect the way you listen to these albums if you disagree with me.  Well, I don’t think there’s anything else to discuss now, so let’s do that pre-list, then get into the rankings!

Featured Albums (ordered by release date, NOT by my opinion):

  • The Slim Shady LP (1999)
  • The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  • The Eminem Show (2002)
  • Encore (2004)
  • Relapse (2009)
  • Recovery (2010)
  • The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
  • Revival (2017)
  • Kamikaze (2018)

SIDE NOTE: I decided not to include “Infinite” in this ranking because many other Eminem ranking posts do not, and I have not listened to this project nearly as much as I have his others.  But enough of this stupid exposition crap.  You’re probably as sick of it as I am.  Let’s get into this.

The Ranking (Now THIS is ordered by my opinion):

 

#9 (WORST): Relapse

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Best Track: Beautiful
Worst Track: Insane

There was a 5-year gap between this album and the one before it, “Encore”, which is the longest gap Eminem has ever had between albums, so there was a lot riding on this album.  However, Eminem seriously dropped the ball with this project, and I’m not talking about the “Medicine Ball”.

Where to start with this album?  Anyone that has listened to it pretty much knows its main problem: Eminem’s accents.  His voice had changed a lot in five years, so he probably did not want to come out the gate sounding like a completely different person.  This is understandable, but the accents he uses are downright grating!  It’s like he’s trying to combine five different foreign accents into one big mess.  It is very hard to explain, so you just have to hear it for yourself to really understand its awfulness.  This isn’t the only problem with the album, though.  The lyrics on here are pretty bad as well.  Eminem is known for being controversial, there’s no doubt in that.  Most of the time, when he is controversial in his songs, he twists his words in a witty or clever way to make the controversy fun and light-hearted.  On this album, though, his controversy is…disgusting.  When I hear Eminem masturbating to an underage Hannah Montana or trying to date-rape Lindsay Lohan, I don’t laugh; I cringe.  It’s gross and uncomfortable to listen to, so much to the point where I don’t know how he thought his own fans would like this.  For the majority of the songs on the album, he portrays himself as a twisted serial killer, enacting many disturbing acts like the ones mentioned above.  It just makes me think “Who is this album for?”.

Thankfully, the whole album isn’t a one big crap-fest.  There are a few songs that range from tolerable to amazing.  “Underground”, the closing track, is decent, mainly for its epic chorus.  The strings work excellently over his harmonization and it’s great to sing along dramatically to.  He doesn’t use much of an accent on the verses, either, so that’s a plus.  “Deja Vu” is the only song on this album that addresses his drug problem, which is what delayed this album so much in the first place.  It’s a very touching track that gives us an insight into what Eminem had been going through, and it’s easy to look over his accent.  The best song by far, however, is “Beautiful”.  Eminem raps deeply about his insecurities as a celebrity and a human being over a darkly introspective beat.  The vocal sample at the end and beginning is beyond sorrowful and enhances the whole track to a new level.  It’s one of Eminem’s best tracks of all time, and it almost makes listening to this entire album worth it…almost.

Nonetheless, even with these few silver linings, this album is pretty horrendous.  There are some decent choruses in here, even on the bad songs, and some of the rhyme schemes are concocted tactfully, but the accents and horrific subject matter on most of the tracks leave this album as a dark spot in Eminem’s discography.  But, if you ever want to hear Eminem talk about his step-father raping him as a child, then this is the album for you!

 

#8: Encore

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Best Track: Mockingbird
Worst Track: Ass Like That

Eminem was on a hot streak, consecutively releasing three of the most classic hip-hop albums of all time.  So, hopes were high for “Encore”, but unfortunately, most expectations were not met.

Even though I don’t like this album as a whole, I think it gets a little bit of a bad rep, so I’m going to talk about the good songs first.  “Mockingbird” is the best track on this album, as he reflects on his relationship with his daughters in a way many did not think he would.  The interpolation of the classic “hush little baby” nursery rhyme adds to this effect and makes the track as a whole a classic.  “Like Toy Soldiers” and “Yellow Brick Road” see Em talking on his stance with some of the drama going on in his life at the time, and he addresses what he needs to quite gracefully.  Not to mention the beats on these songs are great.  “Spend Some Time” and “Crazy In Love” are about Eminem’s love life, and I used to be obsessed with these songs.  They still hold a comfy place in my heart, especially “Spend Some Time”.  “One Shot 2 Shot” is a collaboration with D12, and while it’s subject matter might be frowned upon today, the multiple-perspective storytelling makes it an intriguing listen.  There are a few other tracks that I think fondly of on this project, but the point is that there are plenty of gems on this album.

Still, that doesn’t fully excuse this album of all the bad tracks it packs in.  The entire middle of the tracklist is packed song-after-song with immature fever dreams that are nearly impossible to listen to.  “My 1st Single” is the crudest of these, featuring a plethora of farts and burps on the hook.  The flow is very odd, the beat is annoying, and Eminem’s career would be completely obliterated if this actually was his first single.  “Rain Man” and “Big Weenie” continue this incessant immaturity.  All of the nice rhyme schemes that he is known for are completely gone here, and his flows sound like that of a five year old trying to rap.  “Just Lose It” is one of Eminem’s worst lead singles, but I guess it does capture the spirit of many of the terrible tracks on here.  “Ass Like That” has to be one of the worst songs on here, as it is a diss track against a dog puppet.  Let me repeat that.  Eminem made a diss track against a puppet.  I can’t make this stuff up!  His accent on here rivals that on “Relapse” and it is just bad.  Very, very bad.

This album is not all garbage.  Admittedly, about half of the tracks are good, but the rest of the awful songs drag this album down to this spot on the list.  This album, luckily, is the last bad album Eminem has, in my opinion, so let’s get into the good stuff!

 

#7: Recovery

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Best Track: No Love
Worst Track: Going Through Changes

Like I just said, this is the first album I’m going to be talking about that I would constitute as a good album.  This was the album that came after “Relapse”, so Eminem had to do something major to get people back on his side.  This album did accomplish that, but it still has its problems.

First, let’s go over the good songs.  This is undeniably Eminem’s most “pop” album, as some of these songs are packaged neatly and clearly radio-ready.  That didn’t make them terrible, though.  The biggest hits from this album, “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie” garnered huge amounts of attention, and I like these songs.  “Not Afraid” is kind of generic, but I can’t help relating to it.  His lyrical dexterity is on point, at least, so that makes the song better, too.  “Love The Way You Lie” is a ballad of broken love, and I know all the lyrics to this song by heart at this point.  Rihanna’s hook perfectly meshes with Eminem’s dark imagery, and the song works well.  “Space Bound” also addresses his rocky relationships, and it’s a great expansion on the themes of “Love The Way You Lie”.  It definitely should not be skipped.  There are many songs on this album that are just there to prove his lyrical dexterity and superiority over the rap game (“Cold Wind Blows”, “On Fire”, “Won’t Back Down”, “So Bad”), and these all hit pretty well.  It’s hard not to be impressed by lines like “Sh*t, the day that happens the world will stop spinnin’/And Michael J. Fox’ll come to a standstill” and “I’ll rip a tree out the ground and flip it upside down/’Fore I turn over a new leaf, clown”.  The best of these, though, is “No Love”, with an unexpectedly tight Lil Wayne verse and an even tighter Eminem verse.  The Haddaway sample also fits in nicely.

With all of these great songs, though, comes a few bad ones.  Well, bad isn’t the right word.  There really aren’t any bad songs on here, but just ones that I am indifferent to.  “Going Through Changes” is a prime example of this, as none of the lyrics really stick with me.  A lot of the songs on here are really defined by the quality of the chorus, and “Going Through Changes” has a pretty weak sample as a chorus, so that doesn’t do much to help it.  “25 to Life”, “Almost Famous”, and “You’re Never Over” suffer from this as well.  “Talkin’ 2 Myself” has a killer chorus, but I’m on the fence with the verses, as some days I like the song and some days I don’t.

There are many songs on here I didn’t mention that I liked, so this album has plenty of good tracks.  Still, when compared to some of Eminem’s greatest hits, not many of these songs can even hold a candle to them, so that’s why this album deserves this spot.

 

#6: Revival

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Best Track: Need Me
Worst Track: Untouchable

I’ve said more than a few times on this blog that I actually like “Revival”, but I’ve never had to time to talk about it.  Well, now I can.

But, before I start complimenting it, I’ll talk about some of the album’s follies, since this is far from a perfect project.  There are some select songs that I have a bone to pick with on here.  The second single to be released, “Untouchable”, probably ranks as my least favorite on the album.  It was interesting to see Eminem comment on racial tensions in America, but he really doesn’t do it too well.  It’s not like he’s metaphorically blind to the problems, but there are so many other rap songs that address this much better.  “Remind Me” is one of the biggest let-downs on here, with an intro that sounds like its building up to something epic, but ends up landing on a terrible interpolation of a classic sample.  I don’t even want to mention the line “Your booty is heavy duty like diarrhea”, but I guess I already did.  Speaking of ruining classic songs, “In Your Head” is also on this album.  His flows on this track are the worst on the whole album, and it comes right before two songs that handle the same subject matter with much more grace.  Another stand-out bad track is “Nowhere Fast”.  Eminem tries to tackle so many different topics that I end up leaving the track learning and feeling absolutely nothing.

With that said, I think there are many underrated songs on here.  Starting with the opening track, “Walk On Water” sees Eminem exposing himself more than he has in a while over a soft, melodic piano and a stellar Beyonce chorus.  This is followed by two trap bangers, and while the beats on these are very mediocre, the lyrics are amazing.  “Believe” has Eminem reflecting on his come-up with an extremely powerful chorus, and “Chloraseptic” has him venting with some great punchlines mixed in.  “Like Home” is the only good political track on this album, and I think it works well.  I guess it makes it better that I agree with a lot of his political views in the first place, but I think the chorus is one that even the staunchest of Republicans can get into.  “Bad Husband” used to be my favorite track on this album, acting as an apology to Kim, but my favorite, over time, has changed to “Need Me”.  There really isn’t anything too special about this track aside from the P!nk feature, but I guess it’s a guilty pressure for me.  Don’t judge.  Even with these songs, the album isn’t all emotional tracks.  “Framed” sees Eminem go back to his serial killer days of “Relapse”, and usually this would be bad, but this song is better than most of the tracks on “Relapse”, so I have to give it props for that.  Ignoring popular opinion, I like “Heat” a lot, as I think most of the metaphors land pretty well.  These tracks aren’t very emotional, but the two closing songs, “Castle” and “Arose”, are near tear-jerking, as Em creates a scenario in where he almost dies and sees everyone around him affected by his pain.  It’s truly one of the best endings on an Eminem album.

I spent a lot of time praising this album, but it’s still not a pristine project.  I still have problems with it.  Aside from the songs I already said I didn’t like, Eminem’s flows are a bit lacking in some spots.  They are not always terrible, but comparing them to some of his other works, they could use some work.  Also, the mixing on this gets real spotty in some spots, especially on “Tragic Endings” and “Offended”.  I don’t know why Eminem would have a problem like this, but it’s on the album, so I have to critique it.  But, I still think this album is underrated, even if it isn’t even close to being Em’s best.

 

#5: The Eminem Show

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As you probably guessed, that isn’t the real album cover.  This is:

 

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Best Track: Sing For The Moment
Worst Track: Drips

The first Eminem album to not have “LP” in the title, Em was on a hot streak when he released this project, and this album continued it with great fortitude.  I personally find great enjoyment in this album, as some of my favorite Eminem songs of all time are featured on this album.

“Sing For The Moment” easily comes in on my Top 5 for Eminem songs.  The Aerosmith sample has become so classic that when I hear the original song, I usually think it’s “Sing For The Moment”.  The lyrics in the verses are also superb, as he captures the emotions of his stance in rap and what he means to his fans almost perfectly.  “‘Till I Collapse” is another one of my favorite tracks from Em, with a smooth Nate Dogg feature and mind-bending rhyme schemes.  It acts secondarily as an extreme workout track, too.  Aside from these songs, Eminem also has a lot of other phenomenal tracks on here.  “Superman” and “Hailie’s Song” both take more of a singing approach, but they couldn’t be any more different.  “Superman” is a slick ode to misogyny, and “Hailie’s Song” is a loving ode to his daughter.  His voice on the latter is endearing in how raw it sounds, and this stands as one of Eminem’s best singing tracks.  “Without Me” is a classic in Em’s catalog, as he does what he does best and tries to stir up as much controversy as possible.  “Say What U Say” is a track I hear many say they don’t like, but the amount of chemistry between Eminem and Dr. Dre is almost palpable, and the hard-hitting beat is one to be remembered.  “When The Music Stops” and “White America” raise themselves as standouts as they strike a conversation about a rapper’s place in society.  All of the songs mentioned in this paragraph are marvelous, and I’m glad to have listened to every one of them.

Yet, this album is not consistently perfect.  Much like “Recovery”, this album suffers from having multiple songs that I find myself indifferent on.  “Drips” is the only true bad song on this album. Eminem’s verse is fine–I’m actually quite fond of it–but Obie Trice’s contributions send this track right to the dumpster.  He talks about his sexual conquests all throughout his verse, but he goes into enough detail to make anyone vomit.  I won’t include any lyrics from the song on here, but it’s disgusting enough to rival some of the worst tracks on “Relapse”.  Apart from this one awful abomination, I find my emotions on a lot of the other tracks on this album to be…apathetic.  Not in their subject matter, but I feel indifferent to many of them.  I really don’t feel anything when I listen to “Say Goodbye Hollywood”, “My Dad’s Gone Crazy”, or “Square Dance”.  Unlike the best tracks on this album, these songs just feel like filler.  I’m not even a fan of “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”, which I know is a personal favorite among Slim Shady fans.  I guess it’s just not my thing.

Don’t get me wrong; I love this album.  The good songs on this project are enough to make me see this as a great classic.  But, for every “Sing For The Moment” or “‘Till I Collapse”, there is a song I find forgettable and not worth listening to.  I guess I can just say I’m glad that Eminem hasn’t made a “Drips Part 2” yet.

 

#4: Kamikaze

Best Track: Not Alike
Worst Track: Normal

I can admit that one good thing did come out from all the “Revival” hate: this album.  I’ve talked about this project twice on this blog now (here and here), so I’ll keep this real brief.

Eminem didn’t hold back any shots on this album.  “The Ringer”, the opening track, has disses against so many people that it’s almost impossible to count them all.  The best tracks on this album are the ones where Eminem goes all-out in this fashion.  “Greatest”, “Lucky You”, and “Fall” are all vicious songs that take as many shots as they can, the targets ranging from Die Antwoord to Charlamagne Tha God.  “Kamikaze” is a quirky song that takes some of the ironic controversy of classic Slim Shady and twists it to fit his current situation.  My favorite song on here, by far, is “Not Alike”.  The beat is the hardest banger on this album, Royce da 5’9″ gives one of the best verses I’ve heard from him, and Eminem’s ruthless assault of MGK is entertaining to hear.  The songs that falter on this album are the ones that don’t stay on these topics.  “Nice Guy” and “Venom” are good, but on “Normal”, Eminem delivers an annoying flow over an annoying beat, and his lyrics feel very tired of the topic.  I used to think “Good Guy” was bland, but it’s grown on me a bit.  Still, it’s not even close to being one of the best tracks on here, though.  Overall, the tracklist is pretty tight on this, with almost every song being banger after banger.  Definitely one of Eminem’s best newer projects.

 

#3: The Slim Shady LP

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Best Track: My Name Is
Worst Track: If I Had

This was Eminem’s first album under Dr. Dre, and needless to say, it set up the giant legacy he has to this day.  It’s also a great introduction into the mind of Slim Shady.

Like I said when talking about “Relapse”, Eminem had a way of making fun out of controversy.  This album is the perfect example of that, as many of the songs use controversial statements and scenarios to make some ridiculous tracks that are good to not take too seriously and just have fun with.  “Role Model” is a perfect example of this, as he uses celebrities to show the craziest side of his Slim Shady persona, like referencing Bill Clinton’s scandal and Sonny Bono’s skiing accident.  “My Name Is” is also an apt representation of this, as it is a single of his that remains a classic to this day.  Eminem also introduces his exceptional storytelling abilities with some unique tracks.  On “Guilty Conscience”, Dr. Dre and Eminem play the stereotypical “devil and angel on the shoulder” caricatures and attempt to guide people through bad situations.  Of course, this being a Slim Shady track, Eminem plays the bad guy and the many twisted scenes brought up are perfect for the two rappers to bounce off of.  “’97 Bonnie & Clyde” has to be one of the most creative tracks on the album, as Eminem talks to his daughter the whole time as they go to the beach to dump his former dead wife in the river.  And, I couldn’t forget “My Fault”, which sees Slim Shady inadvertently kill a girl with shrooms.  All three of these tracks are ones I frequently come back to so I can hear their expertly crafted tales, as Eminem’s way with words truly shines in these songs.

Like Eminem is known for doing, though, this album is not all fun and games.  Some serious tracks pop up here and there.  “Rock Bottom” is the best example of one of these tracks on this album, as we see Slim Shady talk about how much he hates his life being broke and not being able to escape his awful minimum-wage cycle.  “If I Had” also tackles this same topic, but I can probably say it’s my least favorite track on the album, as “Rock Bottom” is a much better “conscious” song on the album, and I am not a big fan of his colloquial flow in the beginning of the track.

There are many other songs on here that I can rave about, like “Brain Damage” or “Bad Meets Evil”–the first track that sees Eminem and Royce da 5’9″ collaborating–but we would be here a long time if I did that, so I’ll end it on this: this album’s controversial material may not be for everyone, but almost anyone that is interested in Eminem will probably find this album amazing, so I have to give it this number third spot.

 

#2: The Marshall Mathers LP 2

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Best Track: Bad Guy
Worst Track: Berzerk

This was the first album I listened to of Eminem’s and it was the album that got me into hip-hop.  If it was able to make me a fan of a genre I was opposed to, then this has to be a good album.

The album doesn’t hold anything back and immediately starts with a bang.  “Bad Guy” acts as a sequel to “Stan”, and it’s truly a masterpiece.  I talked about this track on my Top 5 Best Long-Form Songs Of All Time list, so look at that post if you want to hear my full thoughts on it.  After that, Eminem lightens the mood a bit with “Rhyme or Reason”, ripping on his father with a classic sample and witty wordplay, but doesn’t take time to darken the mood again with “So Much Better”, where Em berates an ex for cheating on him.  The aggressive delivery and sing-along chorus made it a great song to use for getting over an ex.  The punches aren’t stopped, as songs like “Rap God”, “Evil Twin” and “Brainless” exist to shows his lyrical prowess.  At this point, everyone knows of the crazy flows used on “Rap God”, but the latter two stand as underrated gems that also include some shining aspects.  But, what’s an Eminem album without a few love songs and contemplative tracks.  “Stronger Than I Was” is a softer version of “So Much Better”, as Eminem finally lets himself say “f*ck you” to someone he harbored feelings for.  Many people quote this as one of their least favorite tracks on this album, but I find his heartbroken lyrics and strained vocals a bit charming.  “Headlights” goes even deeper into his emotions, reflecting on his bad relationship with his mother and apologizing to her for all the pain he has caused.  It’s an unexpected moment on the album and an important track for all hardcore Eminem fans to hear.  And, talking about love, it would be hard not to bring up “Love Game”, containing some funny storytelling, unique chemistry, and an underrated Kendrick Lamar feature.

There are very few tracks I dislike on here, but “Survival” is one that surely isn’t a favorite of mine.  It’s not bad in the grand scale of all Eminem songs, but it feels a bit uninspired, which is odd for a track that is supposed to be motivating.  “Berzerk” is another weak track, for while it has some nice wordplay (“But I done did enough codeine to knock Future into tomorrow”), the rock beat doesn’t exactly click with Em’s style, and his voice is not the greatest on it.

But, if this album does anything good, it is its references to the original “Marshall Mathers LP”.  While I don’t want to talk about MMLP quite yet, I will give the line from “Rap God” (“You get too big and here they come tryin’/To censor you like that one line/I said on “I’m Back” from The Mathers LP 1 when I/Tried to say I’ll take seven kids from Columbine/Put ’em all in a line, add an AK-47, a revolver and a 9/See if I get away with it now that I ain’t as big as I was”) as a prime example of this.

Looking at this album as a whole, a lot of the songs here cover the typical bases for Eminem songs.  A few lyrical flexing tracks, a few broken love tracks, a few contemplative tracks, a couple story-telling tracks.  Yet, most of the songs here are excellently composed, using some of the sharpest flows and smartest wordplay Eminem has every attempted.  Plus, I doubt any other Eminem album would have gotten me into hip-hop like this one did.

 

#1 (BEST): The Marshall Mathers LP

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Best Track: Kim
Worst Track: Criminal

“The Marshall Mathers LP 2” was beyond phenomenal, but as they say, the sequel is never as good as the original.

Coming off “The Slim Shady LP”, it was hard to think that Eminem could be any more controversial, but the opening track “Kill You” instantly disproves this by covering every questionable topic from sending pictures to the Devil to sexually assaulting his own mother.  And that’s just the first track!  Covering other controversial tracks, “Drug Ballad” is a playful track (or as playful as an Slim Shady song can be) about getting wasted and making poor life decisions.  “The Way I Am” puts a more serious spin on his controversies, yelling at all the people who criticize him for being a bad influence.  Of course, he’ll just “smile in the courtroom” and brush it off.  And, while I’m talking about the controversies on this album, how can I not mention “I’m Back”, which censors a line even on the uncensored version (“I take seven {kids} from {Columbine}/Stand ’em all in line, add an AK-47, a revolver, a 9/A MAC-11 and it oughta solve the problem of mine/And that’s a whole school of bullies shot up all at one time”).  Only Eminem could make the uncensored version censored.

As you could guess by all the other Eminem albums, though, there are some incredible conscious tracks on here.  “Stan” is a heartbreaking track that almost everyone knows by now.  Told all through letters and secret tapes, a superfan named Stan mails Eminem about his obsession with him, but this obsession grows into an unhealthy addiction that turns into a murder-suicide of him and his pregnant girlfriend.  By the time Eminem reads the letters, it’s too late.  I almost made this my favorite track of this album, but I couldn’t overlook “Kim”.  Like “Stronger Than I Was”, this is another Slim Shady track many dislike, but I have strong, positive feelings of it.  In it, Eminem finds his ex-wife Kim cheating on him and decides to bring her into the woods to kill her.  Typing this out on my keyboard, the song sounds tasteless, but it’s one of those tracks you need to listen to before you can really make a first impression of it.

On this album, many of Eminem’s best qualities are refined to their peak.  In particular, Em’s delivery on here is the best its ever been.  Not only are there nice flows all throughout, but his voice feels incredibly natural, almost so natural that it’s hard to tell whether he actually means what he says.  Even on the tracks I’m not a big fan of, like “Criminal”, I can get into and have a good time with.  It’s hard to say that about many albums, but with an album like “The Marshall Mathers LP”, it is very possible, which is why I rank it as my favorite Eminem album.

 

Thank you for reading my Eminem Album Ranking, and thank you very much for helping me get to 100 posts!  I will be sure to keep providing you all with good review content! If you liked this post, make sure to follow my website, Twitter, and Instagram, like this post, and be sure to check in to read my future reviews. Also, if you have something you want to see me review, tell me in the comments. Until then, keep on listening to good music! I know I will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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