Revival - Eminem Album | Also Kamikaze

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Killshot has so many lines that need to be picked apart to be fully appreciated. I listened to it the first time and thought it was decent, but on multiple listens it's clear his mind works at ridiculous speeds when he crafts his music.
 

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Killshot has so many lines that need to be picked apart to be fully appreciated. I listened to it the first time and thought it was decent, but on multiple listens it's clear his mind works at ridiculous speeds when he crafts his music.
True. The man is ridiculious with his double meanings and word plays. The Kamikaze album is basically just that, a mindfeck
 

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Kamikaze is a small step up from his usual terrible work these days.
 

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Kamikaze is one the best rap albums I have ever listened to. I'm lost for words at some of Eminem's lines, he's a fecking genius. The G.O.A.T of rapping
It was impressive lyrically but really didn’t have that much else to it, in my opinion. Especially compared to the Eminem Show and MMLP. I don’t like Eminem when he’s not really saying anything of note.
 

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It was impressive lyrically but really didn’t have that much else to it, in my opinion. Especially compared to the Eminem Show and MMLP. I don’t like Eminem when he’s not really saying anything of note.
Tbh he did say plenty of note to a lot of different people but I get you. I feel like we all know about his life and his history so there was no point to really talk about those subjects all over again.

The Look Alive rip off is genuinely terrible.
I feel you, you're still a little harsh IMHO.
edit: I think you're incredibly harsh lolz
 
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Kamikaze is one the best rap albums I have ever listened to. I'm lost for words at some of Eminem's lines, he's a fecking genius. The G.O.A.T of rapping
Really? I positevely can think of numerous albums that are better than Kamikaze. Each to their own, though. I respect your opinion and I'm a big Em fan.
 

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Dropped a new album today (Music To Be Murdered By). Collabs with Royce Da 5'9" again, Ed Sheeran, Juice WRLD (love that), Anderson .Paak and others.

Gonna give it a listen later today.
 
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Well god dayum! Eminem answering his critics well and truly in the Intro song and always find him to be lyrically at his best with a point to prove. Which is laughable there even is one any more. Half the time I think he purposely sets up the corners he always seems backed into.

Very excited after the first track, premonition and will give the rest a listen after work, would welcome peoples opinons and their highlights.
 

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His first 2 albums were great but he’s ‘of his time’ and has nothing of relevance to say anymore. Like a lot of artists and bands, great early material about their early lives but once rich, nothing more to say.
 

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If hes ever going another tour. I have to go this time. Didn't come to Ireland last time which bummed me out. Even if he's in England, I'm still going hah.
 

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Loving the album so far. Up to Darkness - that song is incredible.
 

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Is he actually saying anything this time? I liked the last album due to his rap skills but there wasn't really any substance to the songs that would make go back and listen to it again.
 

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Is he actually saying anything this time? I liked the last album due to his rap skills but there wasn't really any substance to the songs that would make go back and listen to it again.
I've finished it. No, he isn't saying anything.

It's just more mint lyricism, so its all down to how much you can get out of purely impressive lyrics and wordplay.
 

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Got to about halfway on my way into work today, seems decent so far the first track Godzilla and Darkness the standouts so far. Mac Miller's posthumous album also dropped today so looking forward to that, I absolutely loved Swimming.
 

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I'd completely forgotten Revival existed until I saw this thread bumped. Comfortably one of the worst albums I listened to in the last decade.
 

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Enjoyed that. Lyrically he’s still excellent & it was nice to hear a few Dre beats.

‪Premonition, Godzilla, Darkness, Leaving Heaven were my favourites.
 

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I've finished it. No, he isn't saying anything.

It's just more mint lyricism, so its all down to how much you can get out of purely impressive lyrics and wordplay.
Yeah just had a listen, I think it's better than his last one, seems less bitter and gone back to his roots a bit. Although, I do think there is some more substance to this one, the songs about mass shootings, his mum and the step father song bring back memories of the old Shady. I'm quite pleasantly surprised actually, I will go back and listen again.
 

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Is he actually saying anything this time? I liked the last album due to his rap skills but there wasn't really any substance to the songs that would make go back and listen to it again.
I've heard this comment before. Genuinely curious - what should he be saying? Rap/Hip-hop has had plenty of music with a deep message but just as much/if not more is about the MC showing their technical prowess. After 20+ years making music, Eminem has probably said as much as he can in terms of his life and the things he wanted to shine a light on, but I'm glad we get to hear his flow and word play now, when it's arguably at its peak. People said a track like Fall or The Ringer was just about disses, but it contains some of his best rhyming and word plays even without saying anything 'new'. I guess it feels like Eminem is held to a standard that most artists aren't, in that sense. Genuine comment, btw, not meant as a comment on you, 2mufc0!

And sorry, I just saw your follow up post... I get it, but not sure if taking on topics like mass shootings actually makes the end product any better, although of course it's quite wonderful to see someone with his platform and profile supporting gun control.
 

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Not sure it will endure, but loved Darkness. Still got a few songs left to listen to