Eminem - Recovery
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2010 Ratings: #640 / 879
Year End Rank: #50
User Score
Based on 706 ratings
2010 Ratings: #278
Liked by 7 people
June 22, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Aftermath, Interscope, Shady / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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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.

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.

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.


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.

When I was a young lad, I would, as they say, "bump thou in the whip." Now that I am older I skip almost every single song on here. 'Is a shame
When I was a kid and a still a fan of Eminem, this was one of the few albums of his that I bought on CD. I still remember buying it: I was so excited. At the time I only owned and listened to Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show, and had heard pretty much the rest of his discography at the time, only I somehow avoided Encore and Relapse entirely. Recovery was one that I had only heard the singles for, and at the time I loved them all. I bought this album in anticipation for Marshall Mathers 2, ... read more
fuck to the no
Dude listen to Marshall matthers lp then look at this

Without those catchy, memorable hooks, this record wouldn't have the edge over a 5.0, as it's what holds up the album as a whole. The dated, corny vibe of the record is actually something I enjoy, but almost everything else is just eh.

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: Love The Way You Lie, Going Through Changes, Not Afraid, Untitled, Cold Wind Blows, No Love, Almost Famous
LEAST FAV: Seduction, Won't Back Down, W.T.P., Cinderella Man, Space Bound, 25 To Life
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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

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