Music To Be Murdered By - Side B

Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By - Side B
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #786 / 809
User Score
Based on 468 ratings
2020 Ratings: #964
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Telegraph
Creaky old samples, a homage to Hitchcock, and jokes so crass only the rapper's most dedicated listeners will have the stomach to bear them.
70
Exclaim!

During the flashes when the artist born Marshall Mathers feels free of this critical gaze ... this surprise Christmas gift to diehard stans, Music to Be Murdered By - Side B, soars something brilliant.

70
HipHopDX

Side B is not Eminem at his absolute best, but it’s substantial in the larger context of Hip Hop — and sure to keep Stans satisfied. Unfortunately for those praying on his (musical) downfall, you’ll have to keep holding your breath.

70
The Forty-Five

Eminem might be getting older but he’s not going gently – he’s sticking around to commit his time to verse, crying surprise until one day a real surprise might show up.

67
Beats Per Minute

Truly, Side B is hard to unpack. The very fact that it’s Mathers’ loosest album in quite some time is the reason why so many have found weaknesses to peck away at, yet those very people pecking are the same who’ve long found the rapper’s work to be too try-hard and self-serious.

60
The Guardian
The album’s deluxe version adds an hour of new music rich in dextrous delivery but intent on pushing the same old buttons.
50
Rolling Stone

These days, his diatribes fit safely within the margins of mainstream agitation, no matter how much he’d like us to believe he’s still pushing the envelope.

30
The Needle Drop
Should've stayed in the book of rhymes.
MrMusicMan
40
(Woman getting brutally stabbed)

[Intro: Eminem]
Yeah
ParthanyJobtano
NR
this (the) epitome
of so so bad that its good
you can tell that he's

having fun making
these stupid ass songs, riddled
with so so many

corny lines, i had
fun listening him losing
his goddamn mind , yes
Doublez
29
I don't know if Music to Be Murdered By: Side B sounds like a real sequel, if it's a catalogue of songs not chosen for the first side or if it's a mixture of both, but in any case this new volume is not equipped to catch up with the initial one. On the contrary Side B supports the fact that despite an interesting theme that suits him well, Eminem is not suited to release this kind of album. In my opinion, this is not only one more disillusionment, it's worse.

You can say what you want about ... read more
MattsReviews
27
It's Definitely An Eminem Album!™

I mean this is just bad. I'm not even going to try to justify this because from a music standpoint, this is absolutely horrendous. Eminem's songwriting has been taking a toll for a long time and this is some of his worst yet. When taking this as a joke, it still feels empty to me. Has Eminem gone full comedy rap now? There's not really anything interesting in this album. Hey, at least I know he can still rap fast a spickity-wickity flickity-dickity ... read more
Scre4meh
75
Eminem hate is as unnecessary as his weird beard. Also, Fortnite lmao.

Nem Nem is Tom MacDonald's daddy, so i can't hate him, he almost died for the man. Jokes aside, this is some good Eminem reminiscent of Relapse. Sure, he still sings awfully, but at least he improved on updating his style, "Gnat" most likely being one of his best songs in a while. He really needs to collab with D.a more often. This feels like a Big Mac combo of his styles, with the usual bad singing, his mad ... read more
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Track List

  1. Alfred
  2. Black Magic
  3. Alfred's Theme
  4. Tone Deaf
  5. Book of Rhymes (feat. DJ Premier)
  6. Favorite Bitch (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  7. Guns Blazing (feat. Dr. Dre & Sly Pyper)
  8. Gnat
  9. Higher
  10. These Demons (feat. MAJ)
  11. Key
  12. She Loves Me
  13. Killer
  14. Zeus (feat. White Gold)
  15. Thus Far
  16. Discombobulated
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Added on: December 18, 2020