19 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Do you still believe in me?” Eminem sings on “Believe,” the second song on his ninth LP. Vulnerability and humility aren’t typical traits for the Detroit legend, but every layer of Marshall Mathers is explored across Revival’s 19 tracks. The political, patriotic “Like Home (feat. Alicia Keys)” takes merciless aim at Donald Trump, and “Untouchable” is a multicharacter attack on bigotry and white privilege. “Framed” and “Heat” are violent and controversial enough to appease those pining after Slim Shady, while “Bad Husband” and “Castle” are soul-baringly sentimental. Whichever Eminem is your favorite, one thing remains clear: the dexterously gifted rapper hasn’t lost an ounce of skill in terms of agility and wit. Delivered at lightning speed atop a bevy of production styles—from trap minimalism to Joan Jett and The Cranberries samples—Revival proves once and for all: yes, we still believe in Eminem.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Do you still believe in me?” Eminem sings on “Believe,” the second song on his ninth LP. Vulnerability and humility aren’t typical traits for the Detroit legend, but every layer of Marshall Mathers is explored across Revival’s 19 tracks. The political, patriotic “Like Home (feat. Alicia Keys)” takes merciless aim at Donald Trump, and “Untouchable” is a multicharacter attack on bigotry and white privilege. “Framed” and “Heat” are violent and controversial enough to appease those pining after Slim Shady, while “Bad Husband” and “Castle” are soul-baringly sentimental. Whichever Eminem is your favorite, one thing remains clear: the dexterously gifted rapper hasn’t lost an ounce of skill in terms of agility and wit. Delivered at lightning speed atop a bevy of production styles—from trap minimalism to Joan Jett and The Cranberries samples—Revival proves once and for all: yes, we still believe in Eminem.

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