Eminem Eminem - MTBMB: Side B

Started by Xmipod, Aug 3, 2020, in Eminem Add to Reading List

Is it dropping tonight?

Poll closed Dec 18, 2020.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. WindowPane
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 4:02 AM
    Fantano just doesn’t f--- with Em’s music. MMLP2 would 100% have gotten a 4 if he released it now. Who cares though, if you like it that’s all that matters.
     
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  2. Marsh
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 4:24 AM
    I keep going back to it. Way more than I did to Side A. Specially, front to back (skipping Black Magic though)
     
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  3. WindowPane
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    WindowPane You'll never ketchup..

    Jan 14, 2021 at 4:42 AM
    Fantano is a huge hypocrite when it comes to his reviews to be honest. He loves corny lines when it comes to 2 Chainz or old Lil Pump/Yachty albums. But when it comes to Em he analyses and critiques every d--- line that was obviously meant as a joke as if his life depends on it. Imagine being so sour that a few corny lines ruins an entire album or song for you lmao.

    This is the same guy that gave KSI’s debut album a 4 and Logic’s new album a 7 after criticizing him for years, just so he could interview them for his Twitch channel.
     
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  4. hargydon
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 5:21 AM
    Some of you act like Fantano has this agenda against Em but he rated MMLP2 a 7/10. He has his reasons & even when I disagree with his points I can definitely see where he’s coming from. The reason he can rate a different project higher than Em’s despite it suffering from similar issues is due to expectations. Fantano knows how talented Em is, we’ve seen it in the first 3, so the standard was set of his capability & when he misses it by a country mile, people notice & get disappointed, understandably.
     
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  5. Mothrfckr
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 5:42 AM
    Every time someone says this and that Eminem line is corny, I imagine them looking like this:

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    They clearly have no sense of humor and take themselves way too seriously...
     
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  6. BelieveInMe
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 5:47 AM
     
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  7. hargydon
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM
    It’s nothing to do with a sense of humour, it’s to do with the quality of writing. Are you trying to tell me there’s no humour on SSLP, MMLP & The Eminem Show?
     
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  8. King Tadpole
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 6:20 AM
    Production is good. Hooks are forgettable. The intricate songwriting we've seen in songs in other albums isn't here.

    This project has its moments. Some impressive rhyme schemes, socially conscious lyrics and such. But the majority of it is stale: walmart/kmart, fast food, killing b------s, love songs, skylar grey features, mom's pills, forced puns etc.

    Em's been inconsistent for a long time. He's capable of masterful songs, yet chooses puts out embarrassingly bad ones. With Kamikaze, the quality control was tight. MTBMB, it loosened. And with Side B its unraveling.
     
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  9. King Tadpole
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 6:26 AM
    The problem is Em forces these lines at awkward moments. Like when he's trying to make a serious storytelling song, or talk about racial inequality, and then all of a sudden comes out with a forced punchline out of nowhere, it just doesnt fit. He does this alot.
     
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  10. King Tadpole
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 6:42 AM
    Get a time machine. That piece was probably recorded in 2003-2004 or in 2009-2010.
     
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  11. ItsPwizz
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    To be honest, I do understand the dislike over the excessive use of Skylar Grey. They have definitely made some s-----y music together on Ems projects but I think y’all are just hating to hate. Black Magic is one of the most sonically pleasing songs on the album. Atleast he’s talking about something consistently. 90% of the album he isn’t saying s---. And when you take all the meaningful bars/content driven lines on the whole album of side B not counting Black Magic and put them together it wouldn’t even make a full song. She killed it on this hook along with Leaving Heaven. Which Em was the weak link on leaving heaven over his flow. But Black Magic for me made a good opening song better than Premonition. Premonition was a recycled WISH version of The Ringer. Trust me I’m all for his technical prowess, I live for that s---, but the reason his newer music fades quick after release because he’s not saying a f---ing thing most of the time.



    PS after over 4 years as a member here and years before that as a regular watching guest (because I was still committed to hiphop shelter back then....RIP) this is finally my 1000th post!!
     
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  12. WindowPane
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    WindowPane You'll never ketchup..

    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:02 AM
    Half of Fantano's review is him just reciting a line in a sarcastic tone, not even saying WHY he thinks it's bad lmao.
     
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  13. Ed Hominem
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:06 AM
    I’m glad people are finally realizing Side B isn’t that good.
     
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  14. King Tadpole
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:08 AM
    I don't always agree with Fantano, but I agree with him on Side B.

    It really could've just been a few bonus tracks. There was not enough innovation here for a full LP's worth of songs.

    And it's awkward dumping all of these tracks onto the MTBMB album without having much of a theme or direction to it.
     
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:10 AM
    For real. I wasn't hyped at all, even on the first listen, and that literally never happened to me on an Em project before. Usually, I'm excited. Even Revival, I enjoyed the first playthrough.
     
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:11 AM
    What you said about Black Magic is a testament to how the rest of the project actually holds up because really, that song isn’t great, but like you said, it’s the most focused, connected cut on that side. It’s probably my favourite out of the lot for this reason but it’s still nowhere near what I expect or should I say what we’ve got off Em. Especially when it looked like he was on the upward trajectory. It’s like when he starts getting praise he digs himself into an artistic hole of repetitiveness.
     
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  17. hargydon
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:13 AM
    Same. Had a smoke sesh with a few mates & we were bored by the 2nd song.
     
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:15 AM
    Yes exactly! It’s a good song like I said, not great. But it’s one of the very few I don’t skip on the project. The album is fun but there’s a lot of unnecessary stuff on it as far as content goes.
     
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  19. hargydon
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:19 AM
    Reminds me of ShadyXV a lot.
     
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  20. WindowPane
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    Jan 14, 2021 at 7:54 AM
    Where is all this hate suddenly coming from lmao? First few weeks people on here where saying it’s at least a top 5 Eminem album.
     
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