Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Slim Shady

By now everybody should be aware that Eminem plans to drop two albums this year- wow no pressure their then! The question is how ever not whether the albums will be any good but whether anybody will buy them? Then again in these times do people buy albums anymore? I read an interesting piece in The Independent about whether Eminem can make a successful comeback. The piece looked at several factors, one being that he has been away for nearly five years. What artist do you know of that hibernates for so long and make’s a successful comeback? Except for Take that maybe and even so they still tried solo careers whilst on their break/split.
I have to admit his first single “Crack the bottle” is nothing to shout about. It’s the same old formula that he had five years ago and lacks the zeal we once knew Eminem for, it sounds a little jaded for 2009. We all know you have to move with the times when it comes to music even if that means compromising your method/process a little. Most importantly when you have an album that did as well as The Marshall Mathers LP (which admittedly I do own) you will always be compared to your best selling work. Look at Jay Z’s “Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life”, Lil Wayne “Tha Carter III” and Nas “It Was Written”. These are their highest selling albums to date and unfortunately anything else they do won’t quite compare. Can Eminem really set the charts alight again? time will tell…..

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