Eminem Encore was an underrated masterpiece and here's why....

Started by Jpearse84, Jan 6, 2021, in Eminem Add to Reading List

  1. Jpearse84
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    For all the criticism that encore gets I still believe that even though Marshall was on drugs lyrically some of the best songs on here are definitely up there with some of the best of his career. Impressive when you consider what we know now.

    Mockingbird - heartfelt song to his daughters and that instrumental and beat is flawless
    Mosh - a political anthem where the words still ring true today
    Like Toy Soldiers - A peace treaty to all disses that were going on at the time, probably inspired by the shootings of pac and Biggie a decade before
    Love you more - a love/hate song to Kim which really hits hard
    We as Americans - another strong political message
    Never enough - easily up there with til I collapse as one of his best anthems
    Yellow Brick Road - an interesting insight to his background and his life on 8 mile growing up.

    True big weenie, my first single, a--- like that and puke were an abomination however he was on drugs, what do you expect? He was experimenting with drugs as well as experimenting with different sounds and rapping styles. I think he kind of gets a pass for this album given the three before it are god tier status!!

    Pretty impressive that he still put out an album. I just think this album gets way too much hate.

    The bonus tracks if they'd been on the main release instead of those four, the album would've been thought of a lot higher than it is.

    And finally the beats on this oh my god! Underrated. Anyone else agree? In my opinion up there with the best beats on an eminem album before mtmb.
     
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    The lows don't make up for the highs imo. No excuse whatsoever for songs like Puke, My First Single, a--- Like That etc.

    What makes it worse is the potential it had. We As Americans and Love You More being relegated to bonus songs is sacrilege.
     
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  3. Jpearse84
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    He was also guilty of this on Relapse and MMLP 2. Some of the bonus tracks were better as well.

    Music box
    My darling
    Forever
    Buffalo Bill

    Wicked ways
    Baby
    Groundhog Day
    Don't front
    Beautiful pain

    Wouldn't surprise me if a deluxe version of revival was shelved due to the reaction with better tracks.
     
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    When the half part of any album is bad and sounds unfinished, the good songs dont make it a good album
     
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    Tbh the songs might have been left off because of the straight from the lab leak, so he had to record other songs that people hadn't heard.
     
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  6. Rodamon
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    burn this thread
     
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  7. Jpearse84
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    How disrespectful. Do opinions no longer count then. Idiotic comment.
     
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  8. Jpearse84
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    fa---- doesn't even have the balls to respond!!
     
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  9. Jpearse84
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    Reported you. You're on borrowed time
     
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  10. Bojack
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    what the f---
     
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    wtf is going on hahaha
     
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    Encore is awesome. The same thing which happened to MMLP2 - the final tracklist is f----- up.
     
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  13. GOLOVKING
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    Has Eminem ever put out a masterpiece though? Classic albums, yes, but masterpieces? I'm not sure.
    Change my mind.
     
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    I know why it happened. I just wish the leaks never happened and we got the album as it was intended. Biggest let down I've experienced musically and that's why it's bottom of my ranking.
     
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  15. Jpearse84
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    Rearrange that album, remove a few tracks and it's a good listen
     
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    Idiotic thread.

    You already lost when you said Masterpiece and Encore in your title. f--- outta here.
     
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    Relapse
     
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  18. Jpearse84
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    f--- off p---- hole
     
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    explain to me why Eminem Show isn’t a masterpiece
     
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    Yeah man, that's exactly what happened, I remember it well. There was no way they were going to put the leaked tracks on the album, so he got high and phoned in all the filler. Encore was def going to be his 4th classic, and it wasn't the drugs that killed it. It was those d--- leaks ! (We as Americans, Love you More, Monkey See Monkey Do (promo track perhaps?), Bully, Can-I-b---- and Come On In and Hailie's Revenge (Doe Rae Me were the tracks to leak pre-Encore)
     
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