Marshall Mathers LP

by Eminem

Released May 23, 2000 via Aftermath Entertainment / Interscope Records

Reviewed May 27, 2020

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Stan (52%), The Way I Am (33%), The Real Slim Shady (23%)

In 2000, Eminem’s sophomore album shook up the world and transcended hip-hop. Suburban moms who had never heard rap before were up in arms about Eminem’s “dangerous” message, teenagers were spreading his music like wildfire, and Marshall Mathers was catapulted to undeniable superstardom, as he garnered even more commercial success. This amount of vulgarity, violence, and degradation heard on this project had never permeated the mainstream before. 20 years later, it’s apparent that the shock value Eminem relied on so heavily on hasn’t held up as well. Nonetheless, MMLP still stands up as a serviceable effort and one that undeniably changed the scope of hip-hop forever. – Dominick (6.5/10)


Daniel: 9.5/10 | Victoria: 8.9/10 | Enth: 8/10 | Alan: 7.3/10 | Peter: 7/10

Cam: 6.8/10 | Dominick: 6.5/10 | Hadley: 6/10 | Jared: 5.5/10