Oh yeah: The Marshall Mathers LP
is not the hip hop album of the year because by and large Eminem's jokes do become a bit less funny after a while, and as an album it's difficult to sit through - just too angry. What's weird is that on songs like "The Real Slim Shady" and "Who Knew" he's quite sly and cynically accepting of the demonic role he has been cast in by the media, but then on tracks like "The Way I Am" he gets all vitriolic and incoherent about it, even though in the chorus he acknowledges that "I am whatever you say I am." He'll be much better when he just accepts... actually it's probably better if Eminem doesn't write any more songs about fame. This album is enough for a whole career.