AOTY 2017
Recovery
Eminem - Recovery
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2010 Ratings: #683 / 833
Year End Rank: #46
User Score
Based on 163 ratings
2010 Ratings: #136
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

60
PopMatters

For all of its stumbles into Em’s all-too-common crutches, however, Recovery is at the very least showing signs of maturity amongst raps that are as skilled as anything he’s done since The Marshall Mathers LP.

50
Drowned in Sound

The songs where he attempts to reiterate his past glories are arguably the biggest failures of all. The album is a sprawling, confusing, self-indulgent mess.

30
Tiny Mix Tapes

For the average listener, Recovery will prove to be a very stale and disposable record; for the discerning Eminem fan, a sad and unwitting betrayal.

28
Pitchfork

Eminem spends nearly half of Recovery insisting he's the best rapper alive, but for the first time in his career, he actually sounds clumsy.

Aug 23, 2017
PMM
65
Cold Wind Blows 6.8
Talkin' 2 Myself 7.3
On Fire 6.7
Won't Back Down 6.2
W.T.P. 6.8
Going Through Changes 7.2
Not Afraid 7.1
Seduction 6.2
No Love 7.2
Space Bound 7.4
Cinderella Man 6.4
25 to Life 6
So Bad 5.8
Almost Famous 6.8
Love the Way You Lie 7.1
You're Never Over 6.5
Untitled 6.3
Ridaz 5.1
Session One 4.7
Jul 8, 2017*
87
A very impressive rebound for a man who was in the game for 15+ years. Hitting his new-sound in perfect stride, his flow is ludicrous and his word play is absurd. Most tracks hit, and while old, stubborn Shady fans might scoff at the change of style, you got to admit he did it pretty good this time.
May 31, 2017
ryansliao
30
Eminem tries hard to be serious but it just comes off as incompetent.

Best Tracks: Talkin' 2 Myself, No Love
Worst Tracks: Not Afraid, Seduction
Apr 19, 2017
aaron
65
Surprisingly good for an album held back by an artist in recovery.

It has always been known to any artist regardless of the type of art, suffering is needed to make art, and here there is no suffering, this is the type of music to expect from Eminem from here on out, and while it will never be as chaotically beautiful as his previous albums,

Perhaps there are some beautiful moments still to be found.
MISC LISTS
#98/Complex Decade
Track List

  1. Cold Wind Blows 
  2. Talkin’ 2 Myself Ft. Kobe 
  3. On Fire 
  4. Won’t Back Down Ft. Pink 
  5. W.T.P. 
  6. Going Through Changes 
  7. Not Afraid 
  8. Seduction 
  9. No Love Ft. Lil Wayne 
  10. Space Bound 
  11. Cinderella Man 
  12. 25 to Life 
  13. So Bad 
  14. Almost Famous 
  15. Love the Way You Lie Ft. Rihanna 
  16. You’re Never Over