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Eminem Makes The Same Mistakes On ‘Music To Be murdered By’
 

 
Halsey did nothing to deserve this.

On Friday morning, just as the 25-year-old pop star dropped her third album, Manic, Eminem surprise released his 11th studio album, Music to Be murdered By, borrowing its title and cover art from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 macabre easy listening and spoken-word album of the same name. This is Eminem’s second surprise release in a row after 2018’s Kamikaze, a haphazard but somewhat redeeming follow-up to 2017’s abysmal Revival. And just as the rapper’s release strategy is becoming predictable, Music to Be murdered By repeats the worst mistakes of its predecessors, including leaden beats, insufferable choruses and tasteless punchlines that are devoid of humor.

Em begins spinning his wheels right off the bat with the prickly “Premonition (Intro),” slamming the critics who panned Kamikaze—which opened with a track slamming critics who panned Revival— and dredging up an incendiary Rolling Stone review of the album. Em’s pissed off because he still gets no respect after 20-plus years in the game and a gazillion album sales, and he’s willing to bet his fellow elder statesman Jay-Z and 2 Chainz feel the same way. But for all the accolades they may share, Jay and 2 Chainz have one virtue that eludes Eminem: discretion. It’s what allows them to keep making consistently entertaining and occasionally forward-thinking albums, while Eminem keeps relishing in years-old grudges and lashing out at writers who make less in a year than he does at the first weekend of Coachella.

That perennial chip on his shoulder keeps Eminem moving, which is why in “You Gon’ Learn” he feels the need to revisit the adversity he experienced as a fledgling white rapper long before the Grammys tried to sit him next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst. The problem is that lately for Eminem, proving oneself is just a matter of spitting bars, bars, bars. He does that on “You Gon’ Learn” and the rest of Music to Be murdered By with surgical precision. But his Herculean verses typically follow the same blueprint: He opens with the swaggering, slow-drip taunts; then he hits the clipped, word-salad flows that rhyme just for the sake of rhyming; and finally he shifts into his signature hyperspeed, stringing together words so quickly they require a Genius read-through to parse them.

The sheer physicality of it is occasionally breathtaking, such as the final 30 seconds of the Juice WRLD-assisted “Godzilla.” But how many times can Eminem rap about being the GOAT and k*lling his enemies at unintelligible speeds before listeners tune out? At this point, I would rather hear Eminem rap five words that reveal something about his personal life or emotional state than 5,000 more words of empty chest-beating. This is best demonstrated on frenetic rap-rock track “Yah Yah,” where Eminem verbally contorts himself into a pretzel while the Roots MC Black Thought delivers a gut-busting, effortlessly smooth guest verse that proves to be the finest performance on the album.

Eminem’s confounding lyrical acrobatics might sit better if the instrumentals on Music to Be murdered By were more palatable, but the rapper’s ear for hooks has only atrophied over time. Half the songs on this album literally sound like nothing on rap radio right now—and that’s not a compliment. The verses of “Stepdad” make for an amusing albeit one-note murder fantasy, but the grating, singsong chorus sounds like it’s trying to parody itself. The enlistment of pop stars only makes things worse, as Skylar Grey injects unnecessary melodrama into the garish rap-rock song “Leaving Heaven,” and Ed Sheeran gets his grubby paws all over the aspiring club banger “Those Kinda Nights,” which sounds like a boneless retread of Liam Payne and Quavo’s “Strip That Down.” Eminem took the radio-friendly pop-rap collaboration to stratospheric heights with No. 1 singles “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster,” both featuring Rihanna, but this strategy makes no sense on an album whose sound and aesthetic are clearly meant to re-establish him as a shock-rap provocateur.

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 4 weeks ago '15        #2
Yogiya34 
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Damn they crushed him

Be ready for another album

On a side note that album is Dope
Never gave a fu*k about another’s man rating on music
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 4 weeks ago '19        #3
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Who the F wrote this trash a*s article smh lmao
F outta here
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 4 weeks ago '17        #4
PrematureCome 
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Who the hell Hip-hop/Rap album reviews from Forbes serious? That's like asking Ja-Rule for his opinion on 9/11


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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 weeks ago '18        #5
Pastor Ra  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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I don't like the album, but i'd never go as far as posting a review from a "critic" to troll Eminem fans

This is who yall look to for opinions on anything?

"Half the songs on this album literally sound like nothing on rap radio right now—and that’s not a compliment."






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 4 weeks ago '10        #6
ColeWorld  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Lol Forbes fu*k outta here
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 4 weeks ago '18        #7
Kodack sixnine  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x24
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These dudes should eat a d*ck
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 4 weeks ago '14        #8
cass1dy7  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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article true tbh
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 4 weeks ago '14        #9
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Said this same sh*t earlier. All his recent albums got the same formula. Start off with 2 decent tracks to get your hopes up

Then every song after gets cornier and the beats get weaker. Same old nasaly voice corny singing choruses. Same predictable pop-star features. Same forced double time, and forced rhyming. Same "shocking" content about his wh*re ex-wife and wanting to k*ll his parents (on this album it's a whole song about k*lling your step-dad)

Eminem washed
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 4 weeks ago '14        #10
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This guy’s first rap record was a kanye album for sure no diss to ye but hes prob even less “of the culture” than a rolling stone writer
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 4 weeks ago '04        #11
Krypt 
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Album is incredible, Eminem makes art out of the English language
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 4 weeks ago '16        #12
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 kartveli said
Who the F wrote this trash a*s article smh lmao
F outta here
They listened to this album once
Because they didn’t even mention into deep
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 4 weeks ago '05        #13
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"He opens with the swaggering, slow-drip taunts; then he hits the clipped, word-salad flows that rhyme just for the sake of rhyming; and finally he shifts into his signature hyperspeed, stringing together words so quickly they require a Genius read-through to parse them."

Some can hate the source of the article but how does the above not describe his recent releases perfectly?
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 4 weeks ago '04        #14
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and now they hate Forbes.If pitchfork hate it they gon k*ll him too.If he like they like they gon love him.

When it comes to EM its either love or hate and his stans always unbias.Like its no even logical that the album might be bad to some people.Like its not even possible on some weirdo sh*t.
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 4 weeks ago '16        #15
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Eminem sampled Serani, I’m done with him for that alone
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 4 weeks ago '13        #16
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 4 weeks ago '18        #17
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 Putin~Work said
Halsey did nothing to deserve this.

On Friday morning, just as the 25-year-old pop star dropped her third album, Manic, Eminem surprise released his 11th studio album, Music to Be murdered By, borrowing its title and cover art from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 macabre easy listening and spoken-word album of the same name. This is Eminem’s second surprise release in a row after 2018’s Kamikaze, a haphazard but somewhat redeeming follow-up to 2017’s abysmal Revival. And just as the rapper’s release strategy is becoming predictable, Music to Be murdered By repeats the worst mistakes of its predecessors, including leaden beats, insufferable choruses and tasteless punchlines that are devoid of humor.

Em begins spinning his wheels right off the bat with the prickly “Premonition (Intro),” slamming the critics who panned Kamikaze—which opened with a track slamming critics who panned Revival— and dredging up an incendiary Rolling Stone review of the album. Em’s pissed off because he still gets no respect after 20-plus years in the game and a gazillion album sales, and he’s willing to bet his fellow elder statesman Jay-Z and 2 Chainz feel the same way. But for all the accolades they may share, Jay and 2 Chainz have one virtue that eludes Eminem: discretion. It’s what allows them to keep making consistently entertaining and occasionally forward-thinking albums, while Eminem keeps relishing in years-old grudges and lashing out at writers who make less in a year than he does at the first weekend of Coachella.

That perennial chip on his shoulder keeps Eminem moving, which is why in “You Gon’ Learn” he feels the need to revisit the adversity he experienced as a fledgling white rapper long before the Grammys tried to sit him next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst. The problem is that lately for Eminem, proving oneself is just a matter of spitting bars, bars, bars. He does that on “You Gon’ Learn” and the rest of Music to Be murdered By with surgical precision. But his Herculean verses typically follow the same blueprint: He opens with the swaggering, slow-drip taunts; then he hits the clipped, word-salad flows that rhyme just for the sake of rhyming; and finally he shifts into his signature hyperspeed, stringing together words so quickly they require a Genius read-through to parse them.

The sheer physicality of it is occasionally breathtaking, such as the final 30 seconds of the Juice WRLD-assisted “Godzilla.” But how many times can Eminem rap about being the GOAT and k*lling his enemies at unintelligible speeds before listeners tune out? At this point, I would rather hear Eminem rap five words that reveal something about his personal life or emotional state than 5,000 more words of empty chest-beating. This is best demonstrated on frenetic rap-rock track “Yah Yah,” where Eminem verbally contorts himself into a pretzel while the Roots MC Black Thought delivers a gut-busting, effortlessly smooth guest verse that proves to be the finest performance on the album.

Eminem’s confounding lyrical acrobatics might sit better if the instrumentals on Music to Be murdered By were more palatable, but the rapper’s ear for hooks has only atrophied over time. Half the songs on this album literally sound like nothing on rap radio right now—and that’s not a compliment. The verses of “Stepdad” make for an amusing albeit one-note murder fantasy, but the grating, singsong chorus sounds like it’s trying to parody itself. The enlistment of pop stars only makes things worse, as Skylar Grey injects unnecessary melodrama into the garish rap-rock song “Leaving Heaven,” and Ed Sheeran gets his grubby paws all over the aspiring club banger “Those Kinda Nights,” which sounds like a boneless retread of Liam Payne and Quavo’s “Strip That Down.” Eminem took the radio-friendly pop-rap collaboration to stratospheric heights with No. 1 singles “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster,” both featuring Rihanna, but this strategy makes no sense on an album whose sound and aesthetic are clearly meant to re-establish him as a shock-rap provocateur.


This guy knw what hes talkin bout..dnt nobody wanna hear that sad sh*t all the time.
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 4 weeks ago '07        #18
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Em been trending upward with the last two albums. Glad he don’t sound like he chasing trends
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 4 weeks ago '04        #19
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i liked a few songs on the album but the review is bang on. the whole "starting the album bashing the previous album and critics" is literally what he has done the last few albums. the sensless rhyming for the sake of rhyming is also correct.

see eminem used to have content. take a look at the Eminem Show for example. Almost every other song had a concept, and he covered many topics. Now 80% of his songs have verses that are interchangable. just rappity-rap, multi syllable rhyming, with little to no content.

So im with the review even though i liked the album...in a 6/10 kind of way. interviewer forgot to mention tech n9ne though when speaking on the jay and 2 chainz bar. tech deserves a shout out.
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 4 weeks ago '05        #20
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This what happens when a gay man reviews an album by a guy who thinks he, the writer, is a f*g**t. No comment on the album, haven’t heard it all yet, just pointing that out.
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 4 weeks ago '15        #21
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This album is good. It's not better than
Kamikaze though. Em can't keep rapping about this topic. He gotta accept that youngins and some old heads don't fu*k with his music. He should start rapping about his personal life like his relationships with women. And not in the cartoonish way he always does. Like damn u 50 let ppl in...
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 4 weeks ago '19        #22
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ive only heard it once n dont really remember any of it so i have no opinion on it at all, maybe it is wack

but im not gna trust any review published 4-8 hours after a surprise album drops that just says a bunch of sh*t ppl said about his other albums

music criticism is an artform too this girl is like the viper or charles hamilton of reviews
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 4 weeks ago '08        #23
Cuban Linx...  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Why 2 chainz being mentioned at such a high level?
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 4 weeks ago '07        #24
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 Tylerdurden said
This album is good. It's not better than
Kamikaze though. Em can't keep rapping about this topic. He gotta accept that youngins and some old heads don't fu*k with his music. He should start rapping about his personal life like his relationships with women. And not in the cartoonish way he always does. Like damn u 50 let ppl in...
I cant lie this made me chuckle and I dont chuckle much

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 4 weeks ago '05        #25
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Pop music.



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