The Marshall Mathers LP

The Marshall Mathers LP


Music CD - 2013
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Publisher: ℗2013
[Santa Monica, CA] :, Aftermath Records,, [2013]
Edition: Edited version
Copyright Date: ℗2013
Branch Call Number: R&B
Characteristics: 1 audio disc :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in
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Feb 08, 2018

Solid, but could have been better by Mr. Mathers.

Feb 22, 2016

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Jun 28, 2015

Eminem brings his great songwriting/performing abilities once again in the Marshall Mathers LP 2. Must listen!

Mar 02, 2015

Very good songwriting, in my opinion akin to Charles Bukowski: I may not like what either of them say, but I admire the artistry with which they express themselves.


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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

Eminem could use a publicity stunt, and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is just what the therapist ordered. During the 13 years since The Marshall Mathers LP, he's never lost his acrobat-gremlin skills on the mic. But some subsequent albums felt hermetic, perverting rage into rock-star griping on 2004's Encore, horror-show shock tactics on 2009's Relapse and 12-step purging on 2010's Recovery. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is about reclaiming a certain freewheeling buoyancy, about pissing off the world from a more open, less cynical place; he even says sorry to his mom on "Headlights," where he's joined by Nate Ruess of fun.

Nostalgia is everywhere. Em surrounds himself in allusions to classic hip-hop, like the Beastie Boys samples producer Rick Rubin laces together on "Berzerk." It's telling that the only guest MC is Kendrick Lamar on "Love Game," probably because his slippery syllable-juggling owes a lot to Eminem.

Yet Em's former obsession – his own media image – has been replaced with a 41-year-old's cranky concerns. He's still a solipsistic cretin, but in a more general, everyday sort of way. He raps about how he can't figure out how to download Luda on his computer and waves the Nineties-geek flag with references to Jeffrey Dahmer and the Unabomber. He's playing his best character: the demon spawn of Trailer Hell, America, hitting middle age with his middle finger up his nose while he cleans off the Kool-Aid his kids spilled on the couch.

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Feb 13, 2018

Coarse Language: Explicit language.


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Feb 08, 2018

This, is, survival of the fittest
This, is, do or die
This, is, the winner takes it all so take it all

I can see the finish line with each line that I finish
I'm so close to my goals I can almost pole vault over the goal post
And if I don't got enough in the tank maybe I can just siphon enough
To fill up this last can, man will I survive in this climate or what?
They said I was washed up and got a blood bath
I'm not a rapper, I'm an adapter
I can adjust, plus I can just walk up to a mic and just bust
So floor's open if you'd like to discuss

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