there's some greatness in this album, but it doesn't completely follow through (though i've only listened thru once so far).
ppl are saying that it tarnishes the MMLP name by being a sequel. but some of the songs on here really do feel like sequels.
it's like MMLP1 was a snapshot of marshall's life in 2001, and now MMLP2 is snapshot of his life 12 years later. he cares about different things, and sees the world differently now. its just a shame that the views of a 28 year-old on the verge of superstardom is much more interesting/entertaining than the life a 40 year-old who's been through the run-around.
but at least it's cool to see that comparison in the big picture. if this was eminem's debut album then i'd prob not give it a second thought. but as a fan of his music for over a decade, at minimum MMLP2 is interesting to see the progression of his life in his music.
This x1000. I saw somewhere that he planned on it being a snapshot like you sad rather than a sequel, and that we won't ever get another "real slim shady" because that approach isn't unique anymore. I think that allows you to understand it as a work in itself, rather than compare it to the incomparable predecessor. I've only listened once through and I really like "so much better", "stronger than I was" and "legacy" the best