The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2000 Ratings: #22 / 112
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2000 Ratings: #12
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
As an artist, he's supposed to create his own world, and with this terrific second effort, he certainly has. It may be a world that is as infuriating as it is intriguing, but it is without question his own, which is far more than most of his peers are able to accomplish at the dawn of a new millennium.
100
Sputnikmusic
Even if you ignore the album's importance, it remains a truly special album, unique in rap's canon, owing its spirit to rock and its heritage to rap, in a way I've rarely heard.
94
Pitchfork
By virtue of his whiteness and talent in almost equal measure, Eminem would come to rule pop culture in America by becoming this century’s prototypical troll.
91
Entertainment Weekly

The Marshall Mathers LP is indefensible and critic-proof, hypocritical and heartbreaking, unlistenable and undeniable; it’s a disposable shock-rap session, and the first great pop record of the 21st century.

90
NME
‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ may be the whitenoise of America’s Most Unwanted, but it is also the product of a talent supremely Untouchable.
80
Rolling Stone

The Marshall Mathers LP is a car-crash record: loud, wild, dangerous, out of control, grotesque, unsettling. It's also impossible to pull your ears away from.

80
Drowned in Sound

Mathers can certainly rhyme and spin a good yarn. He is also possibly the most post-modern star we’ve got.

30
Slant Magazine

I've heard people call Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP a work of musical genius, yet socially inept. These comments seem to completely disregard the fact that the craft of music, in general, rests largely on its intended purpose. The question shouldn’t be whether the musical merits of the album outweigh its content, but rather, how someone so talented could be so repugnant.

Chode
93
After being disappointed by the deluxe of his Music To Be Murdered By album, I was suddenly hit with the urge to revisit The Marshall Mathers LP in all its glory. Eminem is a very important artist to me. Eminem was the artist who got me into music. Back in late 2018, I heard an Eminem song being played that I thought was pretty good. One thing led to another, and I was hooked on Eminem. Without him, I probably wouldn’t be into music as much as I currently am nor would I be on this ... read more
reaIreaIweaseI
80
The Marshall Mathers LP.

Nem Nem used to make good music? I was shocked too. Modern Eminem is hated by everyone except Basic_Garci, and for good reason, with releases such as Revival and Music to be Murdered By completely overloaded with some of the worst double entendres I've ever heard, along with some occasionally bad production, annoying flows, and head-scratching choices for features. But, AOTY wouldn't be as down bad as they are today if Em's early material wasn't as legendary as it is, ... read more
BradTasteMusic
88
Am I the only one who has something to say about how god awful "Under the Influence" is? That track is dog shit. Also Kim is horrifying and I skip every time but still it's a REALLY good song. I just never want to hear it again. Besides those 2, this album is an experience. that is incredible front to back

Fav: Kill You... actually everything besides Kim and Under the Influence

Least Fav: Under the Influence
Tristan
75
Alright so, quite honestly, I've never really gotten that into Eminem. I heard both of his recent records, thought Kamikaze was fine and Music To Be Murdered By was fairly good. I saw a lot of reviews comparing his recent records to his older music, saying that he went downhill. Until now, I had absolutely no idea what they were talking about, as I had I mostly just knew him for his massive singles.

This album is... really great. I can understand why so many people are upset about his newer ... read more
JustSomeGuy
80
This is definitely an on-and-off album for me. Although every time I listen to this I like it, I sometimes think that this is better than Slim Shady LP, other times I think it's worse. In the end, I'm settling on it being better, and quite possibly Eminem's best.

The Marshall Mathers LP is easily Em's best written album to date. Most of the tracks presented here are tracks you think of when you think of great Eminem songs, and it has something for every one of his fans. You want silly Em? ... read more
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Track List

  1. Public Service Announcement 2000
  2. Kill You
  3. Stan - (featuring Dido)
  4. Paul (Skit)
  5. Who Knew
  6. Steve Berman
  7. The Way I Am
  8. The Real Slim Shady
  9. Remember Me? - (featuring RBX/Sticky Fingaz)
  10. I'm Back
  11. Marshall Mathers
  12. Ken Kaniff (Skit)
  13. Drug Ballad
  14. Amityville - (featuring Bizarre)
  15. Bitch Please II - (featuring Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg/Xzibit/Nate Dogg)
  16. Kim
  17. Under the Influence - (featuring D12)
  18. Criminal
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