National British daily broadsheet newspaper, The Telegraph, has reviewed Eminem’s new album, Music To Be Murdered By, and gave five stars out of five. This is the first time in a long time that Eminem received acclaim from critics.
Telegraph review says:
“Eminem’s eleventh solo studio album offers over an hour of the world’s greatest rapper blasting away on all cylinders. It is the first great album of 2020, so lethally brilliant it should be a crime.”
“When every line and idea is so ridiculously out of proportion to the subject matter, the impact can be akin to a brain-numbing assault of verbal blows. But it only works because Eminem is a bold and brilliant wordsmith, piling up internal rhymes and employing a vast vocabulary. His impressive command of metre and scansion creates a sense of unstoppable impetus. On top of which his delivery is always pitch-perfect, shifting rhythm and emphasis with the instincts of a natural thespian. I don’t think there is anyone else in rap with his range of skills.”
“It remains hard to unequivocally champion Eminem when so many elements of his art are deeply, provocatively and intentionally offensive. There is plenty here for any reasonable person might object to, including blasts of horrible sexism, sneering misogyny and just general nastiness.”
For the full review, visit Telegraph here.