The Marshall Mathers LP, though slightly more flawed, has the better standouts and production and Eminem comes into his own as a songwriter. This one's not far behind at all though. There's not much between The Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show either. Good arguments can be made for all three really...
Definitely in top 3 best Eminem's albums. This is the first time when we heard from his alter ego which ultimately brought him fame. This album has HUGE nostalgia value. Guilty Conscience, Role Model and I'm Shady are my favorites - such a great lyrics
and yeah I like relapse much better than recovery, because it was still rapping about the stuff he knows how to do best. I am open to a change in material, but it has to be good. Recovery was as mediocre as mediocrity can get before it just becomes bad.
I dunno he pretty much still is rapping about killing people and drugs, its just not as good anymore. I mean recovery had some serious songs, but Relapse was all knives, lives, wives, nuns, sluts ie. business as usual.