The Eminem Show

~ Release group by Eminem

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The Eminem Show (explicit)EminemCD20
  • GB2002-05-27
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Goliath Artists, Interscope Records, Shady Records (Eminem's US rap label), Web Entertainment493 290-2606949329020
The Eminem Show (special limited edition)EminemCD + DVD-Video20 + 11
  • GB2002-05-27
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Goliath Artists, Interscope Records, Shady Records (Eminem's US rap label), Web Entertainment493 327-2606949332723
The Eminem Show (explicit)EminemCD20
  • CA2002-05-28
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Goliath Artists, Interscope Records, Shady Records (Eminem's US rap label), Web Entertainment0694932902606949329020
The Eminem Show (explicit)EminemCassette20
  • CA2002-05-28
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Interscope Records, Shady Records (Eminem's US rap label), Web Entertainment, Goliath Artists0694932904606949329044
The Eminem ShowEminemCD20
  • US2002-05-28
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Goliath Artists, Interscope Records, Shady Records (Eminem's US rap label), Web Entertainment0694932902606949329020
The Eminem ShowEminemCD20
  • JP2002-06-03
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Interscope RecordsUICS-10404988005299826
The Eminem Show (edited version)EminemDigital Media20
  • CA2002-06-04
  • US2002-06-04
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap)00606949329228
The Eminem ShowEminemCD20
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Interscope Records, Universal Music Australia4932902606949329020
The Eminem ShowEminemCD20
SSTARCD 67246001210351337
The Eminem Show (Edited Version)EminemCD20
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap)0694932922
The Eminem ShowEminemDigital Media20
  • XW2007-09-13
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap)00606949329020
The Eminem Show (clean)EminemDigital Media19
Aftermath Entertainment (US rap)00602537526994
The Eminem ShowEminem12" Vinyl20
  • US2018-06-01
Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”), Aftermath Entertainment (US rap)51268516, B0028302-01602567530701
The Eminem Show (Special Limited Edition)EminemCD + DVD20 + 11Aftermath Entertainment (US rap), Goliath Artists, Interscope Records, Shady Records (Eminem's US rap label), Web Entertainment49332720606949332723
(unknown)
The Eminem ShowEminemSHM-CD20
  • JP2012-08-01
Interscope RecordsUICY-203434988005723543

Relationships

part of:Grammy Award: Best Rap Album nominees (number: 2003 winner) (order: 8)
Music Canada Certified Diamond Albums (order: 21)
Music Canada Certified Eight Times Platinum Albums (order: 22)
Music Canada Certified Seven Times Platinum Albums (order: 25)
Music Canada Certified Six Times Platinum Albums (order: 28)
Music Canada Certified Quintuple Platinum Albums (order: 33)
Music Canada Certified Quadruple Platinum Albums (order: 40)
Music Canada Certified Triple Platinum Albums (order: 57)
Rolling Stone: 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: pub_2011-07-18 (number: 84) (order: 84)
Music Canada Certified Double Platinum Albums (order: 97)
Music Canada Certified Platinum Albums (order: 149)
Music Canada Certified Gold Albums (order: 295)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 317) (order: 317)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/12344 [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/eminem/the_eminem_show/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000140333 [info]
Wikidata:Q155339 [info]

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Eminem's Album "The Eminem Show" (2002) is an excellent Album and undeniably one of the best in the history of Hip-Hop. It is 77 minutes in duration and depicts the growth of Eminem as a rapper. After hearing it, I feel enlightened, as if my whole life has been turned around. Before listening to this album, I was undergoing a major depression phase, almost resorting to committing suicide. This motivational album had literally saved me from self-harm and it is thanks to the uplifting, elevating lyrics inside that I can become the man I am today.

While all the songs in the album are critically acclaimed by people of all ages, two of them are truly worthy of a mention. "Without Me" and "Sing for the Moment" is patently the best in the album. A particular clever verse from "Without Me" is something that will probably be forever etched in my mind. "A visionary, vision is scary", where "vision is scary" is a wordplay on the former verse, means that Eminem depicts himself as a visionary; he is very intelligent and has a plan for the future. The problem is, the vision that he has is going to upset a lot of parents, so the idea that someone like Eminem is going to control the future scares them. Such clever play on words clearly determines Eminem's ability as a rapper.

This album received critical receptions when it debuted in 2002. Many people believed that it was a vast improvement from all his previous albums and really proves his claim of being on top of the Hip-Hop food chain. Indeed, he did much better in this as compared to his previous album, "The Marshall Mathers LP". Honestly, I took little liking for his previous album, and the only song I enjoyed in the album was the lead single titled "The Real Slim Shady".

Unfortunately, the content of the song may not be suitable for everyone. While some rejoice in bumping together with the songs, others might find the obscenities and explicit contents in the tracks quite distasteful. Indeed, children should not be allowed to listen to this album and it is not suitable for playing in front of people, lest they become offended. Moreover, a few misogynistic verses from the album might offend some of the female audiences. Fortunately, there is a clean version of the album available where the profanities are censored. For those who does not want to hear vulgar words in the album, the clean version is an excellent alternative.

I recommend all Hip-Hop enthusiasts to give this album a try for it not only captivates the listener, but also allows us to gain a greater understanding on rap culture.