The Marshall Mathers LP

The Marshall Mathers LP


Music CD - 2013
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Published: [Santa Monica, CA] :, Aftermath Records,, [2013]
Edition: Explicit version
Branch Call Number: CD RAP EMINEM 2
Characteristics: 1 audio disc :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in.
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Feb 19, 2019

excellent! 5 stars.

Question for library staff:
After 5 years, why is one of just two copies, still an "express" item?
Does St Laurent branch need to boost visitor numbers?
Do I have to drive ten miles across town just to pick it up?
Conserve energy! Make that copy a regular "can be requested" item.

Jul 17, 2018

love it

Feb 08, 2018

Solid, but could have been better by Mr. Mathers.

Feb 22, 2016

Rap God

Jun 28, 2015

Eminem brings his great songwriting/performing abilities once again in the Marshall Mathers LP 2. Must listen!

Mar 02, 2015

Very good songwriting, in my opinion akin to Charles Bukowski: I may not like what either of them say, but I admire the artistry with which they express themselves.


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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

Eminem could use a publicity stunt, and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is just what the therapist ordered. During the 13 years since The Marshall Mathers LP, he's never lost his acrobat-gremlin skills on the mic. But some subsequent albums felt hermetic, perverting rage into rock-star griping on 2004's Encore, horror-show shock tactics on 2009's Relapse and 12-step purging on 2010's Recovery. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is about reclaiming a certain freewheeling buoyancy, about pissing off the world from a more open, less cynical place; he even says sorry to his mom on "Headlights," where he's joined by Nate Ruess of fun.

Nostalgia is everywhere. Em surrounds himself in allusions to classic hip-hop, like the Beastie Boys samples producer Rick Rubin laces together on "Berzerk." It's telling that the only guest MC is Kendrick Lamar on "Love Game," probably because his slippery syllable-juggling owes a lot to Eminem.

Yet Em's former obsession – his own media image – has been replaced with a 41-year-old's cranky concerns. He's still a solipsistic cretin, but in a more general, everyday sort of way. He raps about how he can't figure out how to download Luda on his computer and waves the Nineties-geek flag with references to Jeffrey Dahmer and the Unabomber. He's playing his best character: the demon spawn of Trailer Hell, America, hitting middle age with his middle finger up his nose while he cleans off the Kool-Aid his kids spilled on the couch.

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Feb 13, 2018

Coarse Language: Explicit language.


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Feb 08, 2018

This, is, survival of the fittest
This, is, do or die
This, is, the winner takes it all so take it all

I can see the finish line with each line that I finish
I'm so close to my goals I can almost pole vault over the goal post
And if I don't got enough in the tank maybe I can just siphon enough
To fill up this last can, man will I survive in this climate or what?
They said I was washed up and got a blood bath
I'm not a rapper, I'm an adapter
I can adjust, plus I can just walk up to a mic and just bust
So floor's open if you'd like to discuss

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