I’m not a huge Eminem fan.
There I said it.
I know I’ve probably caused the foundations of the earth to shift, based off that single statement.
And I probably lost a couple of readers too.
But it’s my truth.
I mean don’t get me wrong Eminem is an awesome lyricist. And there are a few of Slim’s songs that I do bump occasionally.
However he has never had an album that I play from start to finish, no skipping allowed, and then want to play all over again because it’s hot like that.
Not even a song that falls into that category for that matter.
The track, Love the Way You Lie featuring Rihanna, speaks to my heart.
Perhaps it’s because I have just emerged from a lengthy, trying relationship.
So when Rihanna croons, “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn,” man I know the feeling.
The song made it into crazy repeat mode just on the strength of the hook.
But it has remained a favorite after all these weeks because of Eminem’s emotionally charged spit.
Personal favorite verse has got to be:
“And we fall back into the same patterns, same routine.”
Yeah, I been there…..
Just me?? Ok whatever act like it’s just me. LOL
The single is from Eminem’s most recent album, entitled Recovery.
Released in June 2010 on Aftermath Records, it is the follow up to 2009’s Relapse.
I honestly can’t even name a song, let alone hum a hook from Relapse.
But it appears that after some personal struggles and a return to a more emotional/personal based style on Recovery, that Mr. Slim Shady may have finally won me over.
Here’s to hoping that my newfound love affair with Eminem is a lasting one.
- Cold Wind Blows
- Talkin’ 2 Myself feat. Kobe
- On Fire
- Won’t Back Down feat P!NK
- Going Through Changes
- Not Afraid
- No Love feat. Lil Wayne
- Space Bound
- Cinderella Man
- 25 to Life
- So Bad
- Almost Famous
- Love the Way You Lie feat. Rihanna
- You’re Never Over
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