7.12.2009

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Relapse, Eminem :: *(3.0/5.0)
Eminem - Relapse [2009]Another CD I listened to just to see what the kids these days are into...

One thing I wondered while listening to this, is why don't rock albums have "skits" in them? For that matter, why do rap albums have them? I just don't get it.

I really liked the production — Dr Dre, being another famed rap producer — and was surprised by how much I liked the lyrics. Just super out-there, like a Warren Ellis comic put to music. Hyperbole and exaggeration. Every song containing drug references (why is he halving all his pills?), and most talking about sex and violence.

I don't know how anybody could see this as offensive, as there is no truth in any of it, just an attempt at shock. These aren't attacks, just some guy in his soiled underwear screaming at the top of his lungs about the snake-man conspiracy to steal his pension fund of chicken bullion. Not dangerous at all, just flamboyant. Excentric.

Overall, entertaining. But I just listened through is once, and really, that's all I needed. I got the gist of it.

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