Don't waste your energy on negative shit. Really, don't. Since I've been on this site, I very rarely do negative album reviews and I don't rate all the albums I don't fuck with, and I assure you it's quite nice to talk about the things you like.
Actually, I don't want to write this review of "Music to Be Murdered By", but I feel obliged to do so. Eminem is one of the artists who most marked my adolescence, I can't deny it. My brother used to listen all the time to hip-hop music from the 90's (Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, Nas...) and that's how my passion for this genre was born. But Eminem was something else. He was the first rapper I listened to on my own. With "The Marshall Mathers LP", I became a total fan of Eminem. Em was my hero. I think that's a period that most people on this site have experienced, especially if you get into music at a young age like I did.
And that's the problem with this album. Eminem has always been a music for impressionable pre-teens in search of identity. Far be it from me to say that his albums are uninteresting, but Eminem's music doesn't give me the same pleasure as it did back then. When Eminem was in his mid-twenties, his talent was expressed through his angry voice and his fucked up attitude. Now I wonder who this old man in his fifties who wants to attack his father-in-law with a shovel is. The provocative Eminem in the 2010's and 2020's doesn't work because he's old.
Any musician too attached to the world of adolescence ages badly. That's why his former fans uninstalled him from their hard drive. I don't think it's possible for Eminem to impress me like he used to and I don't care, that's OK. I'm not a hater and it doesn't matter if a bunch of pre-teens become Eminem fans thanks to this album.
I think you would have understood, "I Just Don't Give A Fuck" about this.
Best tracks: "Darkness", "Godzilla", "Yah Yah".
Worst track: "Stepdad"