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Ratings and reviews for The Slim Shady

Ratings and reviews for The Slim Shady
4.3
based on 1071 rating(s)
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Price: $5.50 $5.99 (27% off)
Trade In Value: $0.30
Artist(s): Eminem
Release Date: 2/23/1999
Binding: Audio CD
Format: Explicit Lyrics
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Aftermath
Manufacturer: Aftermath
Product Group: Music
Genre: Gangsta & Hardcore Rap
Sales Rank: 1098
Description: NEED REF
UPC: 606949028725

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amazon logo White rap exists after all, and this is nearly flawless
This is simply the best album on my shelf. That is comparing Eminem to the likes of Korn, 2Pac, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, The Notorius B.I.G. and others. Here we do see maybe a lack of effort by Dre, producing around 0-2 songs beyond the single releases. But Eminem is a lyrical master, telling lots of stories or otherwise just rhyming funny lyrics. In "Brain Damage" he has a conflict with a school bully, and "As the World Turns" features a disturbed young kid who "Murders his Guenea pig and stuck him in the microwave" who eventually has a brush with a divorced whore. "Rock Bottom", "Still Don't Give A F*ck", and "If I Had" are turnarounds with Slim Shady talking serious about his screwed up life. Outstanding, and well worth your $$$...

Ratings: (tracks 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, and 16 are interludes) My Name Is: 100; Guilty Conscience: 99; Brain Damage: 97; If I Had: 87; '97 Bonnie and Clyde: 93; Role Model: 95; My Fault: 95; Cum on Everybody: 94; Rock Bottom: 98; Just Don't Give a F*ck: 96; As the World Turns: 99; I'm Shady: 96; Bad Meets Evil: 93; Still Don't Give a F*ck: 96

58 of 80 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Excellent CD but Not for Everyone...
The Slim Shady LP is an excellent album, but it's definitely NOT for everyone. One needs to see through the often shocking and possibly horrific lyrics to get the humor.

1)Public Service Announcement -- very funny intro to the entire album.

2)My Name Is -- I think everyone has heard this one before...

3)Guilty Conscience -- both Eminem and Dr. Dre do an awesome job on this track.

4)Brain Damage -- Excellent track, Eminem talks about his difficult childhood and takes the listeners into his life.

5)Paul -- Prelude to the Paul skit on Marshall Mathers LP

6)If I Had -- honest and heartfelt

7)97' Bonnie and Clyde -- one of the best tracks on the album IMO, but also one of the most disturbing. Not for people who don't like to hear about family murders. The track Kim from the Marshall Mathers LP is actually a prequal to this track, which is interesting.

8)B**** -- a funny skit about a girl's reaction after listening to this album.

9)Role Model -- a parody about people imitating whatever they see and whomever they idolize.

10)Lounge -- a very funny intro to the next track. Shows some of Eminem's vocal skills other than rapping...

11)My Fault -- another candidate for best track. The content is hilarious at times, although the entire song ends on a sad note.

12)Ken Kaniff -- this Kenneth Kaniff from Connecticut is pretty nasty...

13)Cum on Everybody -- resembles Drug Ballad on Marshall Mathers LP. An okay track, with a nice beat.

14)Rock Bottom -- Great track, takes the listeners into Eminem's mind when his life was extremely difficult. Shows his vulnerability and honesty.

15)Just Don't Give a -- nice beat and rhymes throughout the song.

16)Soap -- okay skit, not one of the best.

17)As the World Turns -- this is one of the weirder tracks IMO, but worth a listen.

18)I'm Shady -- dark humor in this song.

19)Bad Meets Evil -- I like the style of the song being embedded in the context of someone telling a story. Quite original.

20)Still Don't Give a -- better than its prelude, nice ending note to the whole album.

That's the Slim Shady LP for you... Enjoy the album!

48 of 57 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo "It's me, Ken Kaniff from Connecticut..."
'The Slim Shady' LP is one of those albums that you have to let grow on you. It took quite a few listens before this sunk in with me. This album isn't as catchy, or bouncy or as fun as his other stuff. Some of the tracks on this CD just get downright depressing. And that's the beauty of it. This album was written and produced before anyone knew who Eminem was (hard to believe there was such a time) and touches on some pretty heavy stuff and explores Em's very disturbed imagination. Listening to this, it is easy to see why most people hate Eminem. In the span of the album, not only does he take responsibility for the O.J. Simpson murders, but on '97 Bonnie & Clyde,' he also murders his wife with the help of his infant daughter. So yes, it's pretty sick. But that's what makes Eminem so great. He's skilled in theatrics and at times creates what can only be described as audio-horror (Note the loop used for "Just Don't Give A F..." which sounds like something straight out of the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'). Of course, not everything on here is meant to be shocking. Eminem comes across as extremely genuine on the self-describing 'Rock Bottom' and gives a little humor to a bad situation on 'If I Had.' Oddly enough, Dr. Dre only produced the three main singles off this album and they really stick out like a sore thumb. As much as I love Dr. Dre's music, you can't help but feel that this album would almost be better off without those three tracks. As it stands, this is definetly one of the best rap albums I own. It proves that rap doesn't have to be about strippers and money. Too bad most people view this as a pop album and see Eminem as some kind of comedian. Anyone who gets past the third track on this CD will see a whole new side of Eminem they never saw before.
45 of 52 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Great cd
Okay, so i did not give it a straight up 5 rating, as you probably have noticed. The reason is this is probably the most graphic and disgusting cd i have ever heard. I bought it and was horrified and put it away for a month. One day I picked it back up, after all the eminem hype had died down, and i realized that this cd is great. Sure its graphic, offends probably ever living person, and is not at all appropriate for younger kids, but its hilarious. The beats are great, the lyrics tight, and surprisingly eminem has a lot to say. I have to admit that i hate the "I never meant to give you mushrooms girl" song (face it, its no good) but the rest are great. My personal favorite is role model, and " dont give a f***"and " still dont give a f***"are also good. If you have a weak stomache and are offended by lots of stuff, stay away from this. However, if you want to hear a funny, sharp, and intelligent commentary on pretty much every aspect of life, pick this one up!
29 of 43 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Possibly the worst.......
This album is possibly the WORST recording ever! It shows that people like Eminem have absolutely no talent what so ever! All he does is mumble around like an idiot, and make fun of other people so that he can feel better about himself! He needs a life, and needs to get a job besides signing, because he definitely can't! Go buy Britney Spears' new album, or her old one even, and listen to REAL music!
4 of 34 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo A great CD, worthy of being in your collection
What can I say about this CD. The term "White Rap" is a bit of an oxymoron. The sight of a white guy trying to be a rapper is usually enough to chill the blood. But look beyond the white rapper and you'll see a star in the making. Only future CDs will tell if this guy can make it into the realms of the Rapper's hall of fame. But I think he will make it. The only notable other white rap act being the Beastie Boys. Their debut album being still a favourite of mine. And much like the Beastie Boys, Eninem has taken a different approach to Rapping, that being witty, light hearted and begging to offend the easily offended. Thankfully Enimen has not tried to go down the Gangster Rapper route, as I think this should be left to such acts as Ice T, T-Pac and such, as they do it so well, and shouldn't be emulated by white rappers.

Enimem's flow in his lyric is pretty slick, with no real "cheesy" rhyming evident. And there is some real body to the words too, and they are generally funny in parts. And it must be said that he does go out to offend; though I think there is quite a bit of "tongue in cheek" going on in here. So if you don't like swearing and subject matter that is a bit sick (97' Bonnie & Clyde being one such song), maybe this isn't the CD for you. But if you find this CD offensive, I think you'll find most Rap offence, and maybe "Will Smith" is more appropriate. Though there is nothing wrong with Will's stuff, its just nice light music, you can play with the whole family around, and doesn't get the same reaction like the heavy side of rap does.

Like I've said, Enimem courts controversy. And such songs as "Role Model" is a direct challenge on that well-worn argument that "music, brain washes kids into doing things they shouldn't". But against all the potential controversial material, and swearing, this is a really funny and entertaining CD. It's one that you could play continuously, and could still find it enjoyable.

So to sum up. This is a great CD. And shows that maybe white guys can produce substantial rap music, which is humorous as well as original.

24 of 27 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Eminem is the worst thing happened to rap or hip-hop
Yeah thats right.Really from the time he came into the rap game
rap became more commercial and pop.Also he is overrated and the most commercial and most famous rapper of all time.Fukkin azzhole.He always win an Mtv or Grammy award.I hope you die.
5 of 24 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Blame MTV For This Bigoted Little Boy's Rise
This is a bigoted little boy with a lot of growing up to do-before it's too late. When this all ends badly, as it surely will, it will be MTV's fault for promoting this sorry act relentlessly, getting behind this junk long before it caught on with other little kids.
5 of 24 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Eminem is the worst i have ever heard
I was up late one night, before this stupid cd was realeased. I heard "My Name Is" i thought it was okay, so i got the whole cd, and i hated it. It has no meaning.

I've always loved "Insane Clown Posse" and i still do. Eminem is just the worst i have ever heard, same with his "Marshall Mathers LP"

If i was you, i would listen to Insane Clown Posse

9 of 23 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo GO TO HELL EMINEM
Eminem hates the world. He hates his mom, his girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend, his dysfunctional family, and the critics. He's a whiny white kid who is making money off of his self-absorbed ego trip. This guy is a novelty act. Nothing more. The only thing Eminem is good for is a place for my schlong to go right between those white buns of his.
6 of 23 people found this review helpful.

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