22 Songs, 1 Hour 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rap’s provocateur-in-chief strikes back after a troubled five-year break, with his knack for writing songs that cut like a scalpel unblunted by drug struggles or the passage of time. Eminem’s still capable of daring ideas (rapping from the perspective of a serial killer on “3Am”) and acid-tongued humor (spitting one-liners over the circus-esque beat of “We Made You”). He’s most striking confronting his personal problems, exploring parallels with his mother’s drug use on “My Mom” and grappling with depression on “Beautiful.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rap’s provocateur-in-chief strikes back after a troubled five-year break, with his knack for writing songs that cut like a scalpel unblunted by drug struggles or the passage of time. Eminem’s still capable of daring ideas (rapping from the perspective of a serial killer on “3Am”) and acid-tongued humor (spitting one-liners over the circus-esque beat of “We Made You”). He’s most striking confronting his personal problems, exploring parallels with his mother’s drug use on “My Mom” and grappling with depression on “Beautiful.”

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