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Recovery

Eminem

Recovery

Album No.7, with a series of first-time hip hop collaborators, including DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, and Boi-1da

ADM rating[?]

6.1

Label
Aftermath
UK Release date
21/06/2010
  1. 9.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    Recovery finds Eminem at the top of his game, roaring back to life. From the get-go he’s clearly hungry again, barraging the listener viciously
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    After seven albums, Eminem is so far ahead of the pack he only has himself to compete with. Even by that measurement, he's winning
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  3. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    It is complicated stuff, and sometimes the sheer intensity of his rhyming takes the breath away
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  4. 8.0 |   The Times

    That the guest here is Lil’ Wayne tells you all you need to know about Eminem’s confidence levels. Now we can start talking about a comeback
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Recovery is his most casual-sounding album in years
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  6. 8.0 |   Click Music

    Recovery is the sound of a man with the bit between his teeth once more, passionate about his craft and with plenty to say
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    He still excels at magnificently staccato rhyming patterns, he continues effortlessly to combines dark, mordant humour with South Park - style trite observations – and he’s still scaling some pretty vertiginous heights
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  8. 7.0 |   Spin

    So is Recovery a classic album? No. But is it an essential one in shaping Eminem’s future? Absolutely
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  9. 7.0 |   NME

    Shady's given himself one last stand. Print edition only

  10. 7.0 |   music OMH

    If this is just the start of an artistic resurgence then it'll be interesting to see what comes next. You feel that he's just getting started again
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  11. 6.0 |   Sydney Morning Herald

    One thing missing from Recovery is humour. We expect barrages of paranoia, filth and fury but we've also been able to laugh before
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  12. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    It is, finally, the comeback we figured he’d manage eventually, and if his newfound honesty and self-awareness becomes more pattern than anomaly, Recovery will be seen as a turning point in his career
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  13. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    There are flashes of rhyming dexterity, though he can't maintain consistency
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Not a classic perhaps, but Recovery puts a stop to any concern that Eminem had become nothing more than a bawdy caricature
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  15. 6.0 |   The Independent

    The only completely commendable sentiment on the entire album comes in the proud rehab anthem "Not Afraid", where he determines to take control of his life and become borderline decent again
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  16. 6.0 |   State

    While the lyrical content might be a touch more contemplative, the music is as distinctive as ever: you could never mistake Eminem’s vocals for anyone else’s
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  17. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A sprawling, confusing, self-indulgent mess. Nonetheless, there are real glimmers of brilliance here, and a sense that if Marshall Mathers is able to sort out some of his personal shit and be a little more honest he may still have some great music in him
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  18. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Spend an hour with Recovery and you'll soon be pining for his laid-back delivery of yore. Take a trip back to The Slim Shady LP, there's little sustenance here
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  19. 4.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Just more proof that Slim Shady’s sense of humour is mostly gone
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  20. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    What'd be nice, after the umpteenth Eminem album about Eminem, would be a record that stands on its own legs and addresses the world beyond
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  21. 4.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

  22. 3.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    For the average listener, Recovery will prove to be a very stale and disposable record; for the discerning Eminem fan, a sad and unwitting betrayal
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  23. 2.8 |   Pitchfork

    Marshall has never played all that comfortably or well with others, but here his solipsism is so overwhelming it negates whoever or whatever else is going on around him. He sucks the air out of the room just by stepping into it
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