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Kamikaze

Eminem

Kamikaze

The Detroit rapper's surprise tenth LP includes production by Dr Dre and a guest appearance from Justin Vernon

ADM rating[?]

5.4

Label
UMGRI Interscope
UK Release date
31/08/2018
US Release date
31/08/2018
  1. 7.5 |   The 405

    The drama and controversy surrounding Kamikaze already threatens to drown out the music found on it. In truth, that's a shame. Love him or hate him, this is the most energetically engaged - and simply enjoyable - Eminem has been in more than a decade
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  2. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Kamikaze is the sound of Eminem with his back against the wall, and this has led to some of his most invigorated writing in years - albeit with some troubling lyrical results
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  3. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Kamikaze is the result of Eminem's anguish; a scorched earth assailing of anyone who dared to doubt or diss him, that sees the Detroit rapper return to resentment for his muse
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  4. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The truth is that Eminem is more enjoyable when he's seeing red and punching walls
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  5. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Although there’s scorn for Trump here, the lyricism of a new civil rights era seems to have passed Mathers by, the antidote to all the lifestyle rap he derides
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    There are plenty of moments on ‘Kamikaze’ that remind us of Em’s greatness
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    At its best, Kamikaze makes clear that Eminem is prepared to rage against the dying of the light – and the sound of him raging can still make for electrifying listening
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  8. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    It's not his best or his worst — but, it's definitely what fans deserved eight months ago
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  9. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    His second album in less than a year is a grandstanding outing that doesn’t live up to his standard
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  10. 5.0 |   Pitchfork

    All across his 10th album, the more things change, the more Eminem stays the same
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  11. 4.0 |   All Music

    He has the musical skills to mature; he's just refusing to let himself act his age
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  12. 3.1 |   Earbuddy

    We’re not having fun, he’s not having fun, we’re not interested in what he’s willing to say anymore, he’s running out of ways of airing his petty grievances. The man has earned his retirement, so please, sir, go away
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  13. 2.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Eminem is right that music critics have taken a particular joy in dissecting his work


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