Top positive review
A rock solid album from start to finish
December 8, 2018
Though I admire and respect Eminem, this is only the third album I've purchased by him (the other two Being Marshall Mathers 1 & 2). What sold me was the fact that it sounds like a tight underground album thats backed by high caliber production (Dr Dre & Shady).
The end result sounds like a contemporary version of Eminem with beats and musicality that rivals absolutely anything that's current in hip hop. To put it mildly, Marshall isn't happy with the state of rap music and explains why in tracks like The Ringer and more so, Lucky You (which isn't only the best track on the album but showcases Shady at a technical level that is absolutely ridiculous). If you thought that Rap God was impressive, Lucky You will have you in awe. In short, the track and the entire album demonstrate precisely why Eminem might very well be the most gifted MC that hip hop has ever seen (yes, past and present).
If you're a fan, this should already be in your library. If you're somewhat on the fence, I highly recommend picking this up, especially if you're a vinyl head and can still grab the limited edition olive coloured copy. This is most definitely one of 2018's best, and a must own for any fan of the genre.
Ps. For vinyl collectors, this a an impressive pressing for a few reasons.. Not only does it come on in a gatefold sleeve with stellar cover art, it also comes on gorgeous olive coloured wax in the form of a single LP that sounds full and vibrant. Personally, if possible, I far prefer the single LP pressings as they sound just as good (if they aren't terribly long) and allow an full listen without having to change sides after every 3 or 4 tracks. Either way, it's a collectors dream so grab one of the coloured copies while they're still available.