Eminem Show [Deluxe Limited Edition w/ DVD]

Eminem Show [Deluxe Limited Edition w/ DVD]

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by Eminem
     
 

On his third consecutive gem, Eminem taps into his Detroit Rock City roots and unleashes his inner White Panther, delivering his most abrasive collection of songs to date. The Eminem Show, produced largely by Em himself, finds the formerly Shady one letting go of the cartoonish thump he perfected with Dr. Dre in favor of a grittierSee more details below

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On his third consecutive gem, Eminem taps into his Detroit Rock City roots and unleashes his inner White Panther, delivering his most abrasive collection of songs to date. The Eminem Show, produced largely by Em himself, finds the formerly Shady one letting go of the cartoonish thump he perfected with Dr. Dre in favor of a grittier sound befitting an artist who shares a hometown with Iggy Pop and the MC5. What hasn't changed, however, are his venomous lyrical assaults, and along with his perennial targets (his mom and his ex), new casualties include hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick, dance music wiz Moby, and Vice President Dick Cheney's wife. And while fans are accustomed to Mr. Mathers bashing both public and private citizens, mixed in with the latest chapters in his screed is some of the most candidly raw rhetoric of his short but momentous career. Tracks such as "Cleanin' Out My Closet" and the ballad "Hailie's Song," where Em makes a noble yet off-kilter attempt at singing, are examples of the artist's ever-intensifying reality theater, while "White America" and "Till I Collapse" display his newfound mastery of rap-rock fusion. Although they'll probably receive the most hype, "Sing for the Moment," a remake of the Aerosmith lighter anthem "Dream On," and the lead single, "Without Me," pale in comparison to show-stoppers such as the swinging "Square Dance" and "My Dad's Gone Crazy," quite possibly the funniest song in the Em canon. Forget the real Slim Shady -- The Eminem Show presents the real Eminem standing up front-and-center.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Neil Strauss
In many ways The Eminem Show doesn't need a review, because the thin-skinned Eminem offers his own running commentary on the album, with lyrics like "my insecurities could eat me alive." ... On the album's first song, "White America," he analyzes the phenomenon that is himself, theorizing that suburban teenagers connected with him because he looked like them, which worried parents.
Rolling Stone
The Eminem Show, which he largely produced himself, is proof of an evolved Eminem. More than ever, he's an artist in control of his skills and his persona, and ready for the controversy that follows him closer than a pack of groupies. As he raps in "Without Me," "The FCC won't let me be and let me be me/ So let me see/ They tried to shut me down on MTV, but it feels so empty without me." Anthony Bozza
MTV News
Many of the tracks on The Eminem Show were primarily self-produced, resulting in an LP that sounds more rock than g-funk. And unlike The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show finds its star dealing with more reality-based, beleaguering topics, though the three main ladies in his life -- his mother, his ex-wife and his daughter, Hailie -- are once again the centerpieces. The disc's limited edition features a bonus DVD. Shaheem Reid

Product Details

Release Date:
05/26/2002
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949329129
catalogNumber:
493291

Tracks

  1. Curtains Up
  2. White America
  3. Business
  4. Cleanin Out My Closet
  5. Square Dance
  6. Kiss
  7. Soldier
  8. Say Goodbye Hollywood
  9. Drips
  10. Without Me
  11. Paul Rosenberg
  12. Sing for the Moment
  13. Superman
  14. Hailie's Song
  15. Steve Berman
  16. When the Music Stops
  17. Say What You Will
  18. 'Till I Collapse
  19. My Dad's Gone Crazy
  20. Curtain's Close

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Performance Credits

Eminem   Primary Artist

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