The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
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Based on 8 reviews
2000 Ratings: #15 / 107
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2000 Ratings: #12
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May 23, 2000 / Release Date
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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.
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.
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.
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.

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

Drowned in Sound

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

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.

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
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
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
☆☆☆☆ 1/2

The Slim Shady LP worked. Selling millions of copies worldwide and thus having more eyes on him meant he'd have to rebrand his identity one more time. This weirdo white kid from Detroit, with incredible rapping ability and an unconventional style, got propelled into the status of an overnight celebrity and now has more than enough freedom and privilege to express his anger and frustration towards the very same world that forged him into Hip-Hop's greatest anti-hero.

The ... read more
Eminem is an artist that I never really get the big deal of, the dude has a huge amount of fans and respect but people usually hates on his music, his most recent albums are dog shit and every one knows that. But what about the classics?
The Marshall Mathers LP is usually regarded as Eminem's best album, and now that I finally gave a chance to it, it is, definitely. Even if I'm not a big fan of Em's "I don't give a fuck" persona, I really can't deny how strong and effective this album ... 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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