Eminem is back with his best batch of music since The Eminem Show. Recovery, which was leaked a few weeks ago on the internet, made its way to stores and available for legal download.
Over the past few years Eminem has been in a slump which was self admitted on track two on the Recoveryalbum, “Talkin’ 2 Myself”:
“Hit my bottom so hard I bounce twice suffice this time around/It’s different them last two albums didn’t count/Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushing em out/I’ve come to make it up to you no more fucking around/I’ve got something to prove to fans cuz I feel like I let em down/So please accept my apology I finally feel like I’m back to normal/I feel like me again.”
But let’s be honest…any music artist would dream of having a slump like Eminem’s. Encore garnered several nominations at the 49th annual Grammy Awards. This past year at the Grammy’s Relapse earned a win in the Best Rap Album category.
Eminem seemed to approach this album with a renewed passion, which was mostly absent on his last effort, except for a few songs. He used those bright spots on Relapse as a launching pad to point himself in the right direction on Recovery. With this renewed passion this latest release is bound to get some love at the Grammy’s. This album has a crop of stellar tracks, including “Going Through Changes,” which uses a sample of Black Sabbath’s “Changes;” “No Love,” with Lil Wayne is a unique twist on Haddaway’s “What Is Love;” “You’re Never Over,” a song dedicated to his late best friend Proof; “Love the Way You Lie,” with Rihanna; “Space Bound” and “25 To Life.”
With Eminem back to form and a bunch of young upcoming rappers entering the game, rap seems to be in great shape. So be sure to give Recovery a listen.