Album Review: Music To Be Murdered By – Side B (Deluxe Edition) by Eminem
The king is back — but maybe he shouldn’t be. Music To Be Murdered By – Side B (Deluxe Edition) is Eminem’s 11th album and the third consecutive one that he dropped with no prior announcement.
So after all these years, has the self-proclaimed “Rap God” lost his touch?
Listening to the album, you could swear that Em hasn’t changed at all and maybe that’s the problem. Like anything, music evolves — Eminem should too.
Formally, his rhyme schemes are still intricately crafted and complex but content seems to be where he’s lacking. But occasionally, it’s like listening to someone’s uncle trying to act ‘hip’— it just feels out of touch and out of time.
The entirety of the album was nearly 2 hours with 36 tracks and if that sounds like overkill, it absolutely is, especially when the content doesn’t really differ much from song to song.
As technically capable as Eminem is, this album feels like trying to light a candle with a flamethrower.
— Keoputhy Bunny