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Ninth studio album from the 45 year old rapper, with guest appearances from Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, and more

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  1. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    When Revival's confessionals work, it's proof that, when the real Marshal Mathers stands up, he can still pull us into his evocative dramas
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  2. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It seems that despite decades of oversharing, self-analysis, bombast, outrage and drama, Eminem does, still, have something to say, as well as the means to say it.
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  3. 6.8 |   Paste Magazine

    In some ways, Revival almost feels like Recovery 2.0. While not focused entirely on sobriety, Revival is equally emotional and reflective, with touches of darkness stemming from Em’s continued feelings of guilt and self-recrimination
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  4. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    The real Slim Shady does show up and prove himself on a handful of Revival's songs, but many of the more 'noteworthy' moments are buried under a mountain of contradictions and cringe-worthy attempts at shock value
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  5. 6.0 |   All Music

    Listening to Eminem challenge himself on a sheer technical level -- and the absence of any major guest rappers suggests he thinks he's in a class of his own -- can still be a wonder but the overall effect of Revival can be a bit grim
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    The most vital record Em has put out since 2004’s ‘The Eminem Show’
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  7. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    He's not quite on autopilot throughout, but he does sound distracted
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  8. 5.0 |   Pitchfork

    With many bland hooks and cringe-worthy punchlines, Revival is another late-career album that does little for his legacy
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  9. 4.0 |   The FT

    A curious album, at once impressive and not very good, as though the rapper has outgrown the format of the song as a vehicle for his thoughts
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  10. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    There are tiny twitches of genius on the rapper’s first album in four years, but to get there you have to wade through acres of bad gags, filler and formulaic fury
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  11. 4.0 |   The Observer

    There are just too many pop stars here wailing anodyne hooks over glutinous beats
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  12. 4.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Only Eminem would open an album with a feature from Beyoncé and waste it
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  13. 4.0 |   Q

    Eminem has never sounded more like a man out of time. Print edition only

  14. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    It all adds up to an album that’s mildly more admirable than previous outings but no more enjoyable. A chance to bust out of the slump has passed Eminem by. It just might never happen for him
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  15. 3.3 |   A.V. Club

    Revival isn’t even interesting enough to warrant all of the critical beatdowns it’s taken in its short time in the world. Instead, it’s boring and predictable, which are greater threats to the Eminem legacy than anything else
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  16. 3.0 |   Crack

    Presented with a new generation of SoundCloud sensations accused, and in some cases even convicted, of the sort of misogynistic behaviour glorified on his early full-lengths, Mathers squanders a prime opportunity to atone or at least to mature
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  17. 2.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The metaphorical flush of Eminem’s career down the cultural toilet
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  18. 1.5 |   The 405

    Revival stands as the first truly terrible entry into his already sagging discography
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  19. 0.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The most pleasureless record he’s ever made, so stymied by his worst tendencies that like many other inept apologies from 2017 it only points out how much further he has to go rather than how far he’s come
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