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Eminem MMLP2 album review: What they are saying about 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'

The highly anticipated release of Eminem’s latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is finally here. Though the album leaked last week, the release was still anticipated as many fans went out to get their hands on the latest work from Slim Shady.

The album has been met with mixed reviews, but the nostalgia has led many to call this album a welcomed blast from the past.

What are people around the web saying about Eminem’s latest album?

Here is a look at some of the MMLP2 reviews from around the Internet, via MTV:

From Edna Gundersen, USA Today:

“He’s also rightly considered a rap great for his technical prowess, wicked humor, and tenaciousness … As a rapper, he’s virtually untouchable. As a rager, he’s right on many fans’ levels. Which makes his flashes of hatred for women and gay men all the more alarming. At this point, though, his ultimate obsessions are with his disappointing mother and absent father — and those he uses to abuse himself.” Entertainment Weekly said the 41-year-old MC works his “me-or-my-demons shell game more furiously than ever” on the album, on “Bad Guy,” where Stan’s brother kidnaps Em for revenge and he “recognizes that he’s no better than the bullies who damaged him.”

From Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone:

“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 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.”

From Nick Catucci, Entertainment Weekly

“He’s also rightly considered a rap great for his technical prowess, wicked humor, and tenaciousness … As a rapper, he’s virtually untouchable. As a rager, he’s right on many fans’ levels. Which makes his flashes of hatred for women and gay men all the more alarming. At this point, though, his ultimate obsessions are with his disappointing mother and absent father — and those he uses to abuse himself.” Entertainment Weekly said the 41-year-old MC works his “me-or-my-demons shell game more furiously than ever” on the album, on “Bad Guy,” where Stan’s brother kidnaps Em for revenge and he “recognizes that he’s no better than the bullies who damaged him.”

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