Eminem - Encore
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2004 Ratings: #315 / 395
User Score
Based on 698 ratings
2004 Ratings: #94
Liked by 6 people
November 12, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Aftermath / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
www.eminem.com / Website
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The first time, as a kid, that I got an Eminem album and was confused
I think that this album was ALMOST really good, there are a lot of songs here I like and I think it's kinda overhated as a whole...but good god the middle of this album is the worst thing he ever put out.
I'm just gonna say it, Big Weenie, Puke, Ass Like That, My 1st Single, Rain Man and Just Lose It (which I didn't really mind on it's own but god put right after those other songs it's awful) are worse than every song on Revival, these 6 songs are enough to lower my rating by 20+ points, they ... read more
If another Eminem stan comes up to me and says Encore,Revival and Kamikaze are better albums than Tetuse & Youth,Im gonna be handling them like Eminem on Kim.
Sorry if it got too dark.
This large dip in quality between The Eminem Show and this is so obvious and unignorable that I don't understand how there are actually people out there who like this.

There are people who would have you believe that this album actually has one or two songs that hold up as some of the best Eminem has written. Some of these examples would be Like Toy Soldiers and Mockingbird. Despite what people would have you believe, these songs are trashy compared to much of what came in his previous albums. ... read more
☆☆ 1/2

I mean.... if I was at his level of success.... I'd probably also stop giving a shit about the quality of my music... probably...

It really feels like his mass following and the drug addiction was getting to him. I can't think of any other reason as to why this is as mediocre as it is, your arsenal is so stacked;

Dre production, reliable features, an interesting energy over the microphone- and yet it feels like only one of those three attributes were present on "Encore", ... read more
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Track List

  1. Encore / Curtains Up
  2. Evil Deeds
  3. Never Enough
  4. Yellow Brick Road
  5. Like Toy Soldiers
  6. Mosh
  7. Puke
  8. My 1st Single
  9. Paul (Skit)
  10. Rain Man
  11. Big Weenie
  12. Em Calls Paul (Skit)
  13. Just Lose It
  14. Ass Like That
  15. Spend Some Time
  16. Mockingbird
  17. Crazy In Love
  18. One Shot 2 Shot
  19. Final Thought (Skit)
  20. Encore / Curtains Down
  21. We As Americans
  22. Love You More
  23. Ricky Ticky Toc
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