MMLP wasn't certified because they didn't want to pay the fee?? what idiot make that call? Jimmy Iovine could've footed that bill with the change in his back left pocket.
but my own rating of his albums are
MMLP >> SSLP >> TES
MMLP was by the far the rawest and most genius from a creative standpoint. Too many classic tracks on there and you can tell by the way he spits on there that he had something to prove with that album. TES was pretty dry, plain, and ordinary compared to his first two, dude still k!lled it lyrically from a technical standpoint but it lacked a distinct style and feel that the first two albums had.
Agree on this, especially the ratings of the albums.
People dont know but, really the Eminem Show was the start of the decline for Em, this album was a lot more commercial and away from his original beginnings.People saying this album was better than his first 2, probably tuned in late to the whole eminem scene.