Eminem Pitchfork reviews MTBMB

Started by Michael Myers, Jan 25, 2020, in Eminem Add to Reading List

  1. Michael Myers
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    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/eminem-music-to-be-murdered-by/

    Written by our very own retired @WPG

    TBH I don't think I really disagree w anything. The 5.5 may be a little misleading because its actually pretty positive. I totally agree that the relationship songs s--- and the young guys k--- their features.

    I'm just curious, wpg, since I didn't see u mention it (or I missed it), how do you feel about I will, lock it up & no regrets?
     
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    Jan 25, 2020
    Yeah he correctly notes that the I Will verse only starts to live when Em starts dissing jamar
     
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  3. Zeugma
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    Jan 25, 2020
    Great review. I kinda wish WPG wrote something longer about Eminem's artistic decline - maybe the pretext could be writing about Relapse? Since it was his last true cohesive album and wpg twitted about listening to it lately
     
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    Halsey was right with her tweet
     
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    Haven't read the review, but the score is only 0.5 higher than Revival? What?
     
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    pitchfork as always....pathetic
     
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    yeah this doesn't make sense, they were extra indulgent with revival because it was anti-trump I guess. paul didn't write the review for it though
     
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    They also have kami and revival both as 5 lol. Revival should definitely be lower and (imo) kami higher

    If it was because it was anti trump that would be dumb and not objective
     
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  9. Zeugma
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    yeah. well (i hope i don't derail the thread too much) actually a review is only interesting because it is subjective imo. the preferences, the writing, the taste of the writer is what makes a review special and different. what would be the point of an "objective" review, whatever that is?
    I agree that their revival review wasn't very good because, like often, I'm uncomfortable with several pitchfork writers' conception of the relations between art and politics. if you think the purpose of modern art is to be moral or to moralize people or to make a moral point, you can't really talk about any good writers, painters, etc imo
    nietzsche has written about this btw. people who read shakespeare under a moral light just don't get shakespeare's work nor shakespeare's intentions
     
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  10. Michael Myers
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    True. And yeah I said this before I don't believe in objective reviews at all, there's always personal opinions/views the writer adds to his review (which is, in general, fine) And yah also agree on the politics thing.
     
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    The review was tedious but quite positive so 5.5 is disingenuous, and little more than we’ve come to expect from Pitchfork
     
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    How are these reviews representative if they are not written by the same author? I mean same author for same artist
    Like that you can at least compare album reviews of one artist
     
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    Eminem’s bars are picked apart, and the only thing you say about Young M.A. is she’s “inhumanly charismatic”. Well, that charisma doesn’t change the fact that her verse has all of the worst lines in the album, combined with trash delivery.

    You try to hide your seething anti-stannery behind objectivism, but it falls flatter than your feelings on this album. I keep thinking I might read something by you that shows you have changed from that ‘guy who used to be a stan’, but you haven’t. Eminem still has his hooks in you, and it’s incredibly transparent through your reviews.
     
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    Jan 25, 2020
    also wpg if you ever read this: what did you think about eminem's rapping on those kinda nights?
     
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    In case he doesn't what did u think of it?
     
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    WPG gave a postive-ish review to Eminem. Anything can happen in the roaring 20s
     
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    how the turntables
     
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    WPG gave revival a 0 so I guess this is a W lol
     
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    Who are u
     
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    Overall, this is a bad album. Not a bad review tbh. Revival should have been a 1 though and that call of duty motivation themed album after a 1-2.

    You can’t give an album over 5, when a 50 year old is still trying to make relationship songs to try and become relevant like the LTWYL song. I really hope Eminem knows that song only blew up because of Rihanna. And this old man has been in 2 relationships that we know of. Trailer park Kim which he made a song about killing her. And Carey who he ended up having to diss. He’s too old for that
     
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