This album is in Eminem's top 3 in my opinion, 3rd behind Marshall Mathers LP and Slim Shady LP. Every song has meaning and sharp lyrics and the accents that "were run into the ground" are gone.
I think there is a maturity about Eminem on this album, his recognition of the failures of Encore and Relapse speak volumes, and the apologies to the fans for those pieces of work make the real fans know what he means. There is also some very different Eminem songs on the albums with collaborations with the likes of Pink and Rianna dont sound appealing on paper but are delivered expertly. The pure whit of 25 to life is so clever, the whole song you think he is rapping about a woman and then the twist at the end where he is talking about hip hop, pure genius.
The use of classic songs such used in "No Love" and "Going through Changes" just work brilliantly. Then he finally releases a song in honour of Proof which shows how much he has moved on and "Never Over" is the perfect dedication to his best friend and right hand man. Tracks like "WTP" are good for those who like an upbeat song and the romantics might like "Space Bound" and "Love the way you lie" which again are expertly delivered.
There literally is not one bad track and no skits so its songs all the way through, no corny voices and Eminem back to the old style of which was last seen mainly on The Eminem Show. I love this album and its a listen not just for the hip hop fans but for music fans, I genuinely believe there is a little something for everyone on this album. Welcome back Mr Mathers.