Best Eminem Albums

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1
The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem's most classic and creative album... Had all the emotions
I love this album this really is the real slim shady, my 2nd favorite would have to be the eminem show
The Way I Am is better than the entirety of the Recovery album. That's saying something since I haven't even mentioned Stan, The Real Slim Shady etc yet.
[Newest]He is the best rapper in the world
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2The Eminem Show
The best Eminem album? Either TES or MMLP. Relapse is the runner up. The diversity of content in TES and great lyrics makes it the best in my opinion. To be honest, I voted partly because I want Recovery off the number 1 spot.
The Eminem Sow is an outstanding album with beautiful songs squeezed into it. My favorite song will have to be Without Me because the lyrics are genius and funny and it sounds like he is messing around and that's what I like from when I get a little sick of his awesome serious songs.
JUST ahead of the Marshall Mathers LP but only just. The maturity makes this album so different from the SSLP and MMLP. Great songs on the album, not a bad one and Till I Collapse is the best Em song in my opinion.
[Newest]Definitely his best album. Lots of his best songs!
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3The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Evil twin, brainless, bad guy, rap god, so much better, so far, love game, headlights, and legacy
Maybe not his best, but amazing in it's own right. Has instant classics like Rap God, Headlights, Berzerk, Bad Guy, The Monster, etc. Showcases all his talents at different rap genres, has something for everyone and takes parts from his whole legacy.
The Best Album ever and its gonna be greater than MMLP. Listening to eminem since I was 12... Now I am 18 and have not heard him like I heard him in Rap God, Survival or Berzerk... He seems different, energetic, and this is the best damn album ever made in music
[Newest]Truly just lyrical genius. Eminem is at his best now.
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4Recovery
I hate how people complain about how this album is mainstream; this can't possibly be father from the truth. While Eminem's album includes several samples of pop singers, Eminem uses these samples in a similar manner that he used Dido's sample Thank You as a basis to his unforgettable song Stan. Haters also seems to forget that this album was a comeback for Eminem, a way of showing his fans that he's still the best rapper, which is definitely what this album delivered. This album doesn't only include the well known singles of No Love and Not Afraid, but also has truly passionate and serious songs that can only come from the heart including Going through Changes where he reveals to the world his pre-Recovery drug problems that drove him to near suicide, in addition to my personal favorite from this album, You're Never Over, where Eminem recounts the love and passion he has for his former friend and D12 member Proof who was fatally shot and killed, and shows that the best thing you can do after the death of a loved friend or family member, is remember the good moments you shared. It can also be noted that Eminem has adopted a truly superior style in delivering raps where he creates lines that seem that the number of syllables he includes just don't fit; then he delivers these lines in an upbeat and powerful manner that leaves the listener without words. Truly the best album for the greatest rapper in the world!
I just love this album as I like the other albums of EMINEM
I absolutely love this album

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[Newest]One of his most inspirational albums. It has so many meaningful songs, clever metaphors and sick beats.
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5The Slim Shady LP
This Album is simply genius... My opinion one of the greatest records of all time

benmitzel

I think this should be in the top 3 at least, I'm a big eminem fan and I've heard all of his songs, this is one of the best album I've ever heard, "my name is", "role model", "if I had", "rock bottom", "still don't give a f***", just for mentioning few songs of this album, this album is amazing, one of his best
I do prefer Eminem Show and Marshall Mathers LP, but this needs votes because this is his most underrated album and is much better than Recovery. It has the best punchlines, rhymes and hilarious disses. This should be higher.
[Newest]THis is one of the best album ever
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6Relapse
ultimate album beutiful we made you crack a bottle are the best I don't know how recovery got top its more in the way of pop although I love no love its beast prefer this and the marshall mathers lp and infinte
Most meaningful. Beautiful beats Not afraid and Love the way you lie. Others are equal.
Let r say this. This albums changed my life. This was his COMEBAck albums before recovery come out. this albums was so dark and honest yet so full of positivity ya know the light at the end of the drug tunnel. My favorite besides the Eminem show for 2 and my first albums at 3 by him Slim shady. I tricking hated Marshall mathers low. Everybody jumped on the band wagon then. Love ya em. Stay hard and underground by the way Marshall mathers 2 is at number 4 for me and is totally berserk laugh out loud
[Newest]It might not be his best album but it was the best possible way to come back after 4 years and finish what he has started with Encore.

7Encore
It was very close, but I am going to have to with "Encore", it features a great beret of songs, such as Ass Like That, Just Lose It & Enocre ft. 50 Cent & Dr. Dre, not to mention the people favourite Like Toy Soldiers which was a big hit all around the world, and is still enjoyed today.
my favourite. close one though

sharm7064

This album sold over 10 million copies world wide. It had all of eminems major hits including Mocking bird and like toy soldiers, should be number 1

dragon13304

[Newest]This is definitely better then recovery and relapse. You guys mad?
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8Curtain Call: The Hits
It's just like a "greatest hits" album how could any album be better than a greatest hits album. If you didn't vote this album and voted maybe the Marshall Mathers LP or the Slim shady LP then just know your favorite song is probably in this album.
Its got the best of the best. How the hell can recovery be ahead of this? Its 50% a pop album. And the best off eminem show are on here. So this is why this album should be at the top of the list, followed by the eminem show, and then by marshall mathers LP.
Leaving aside the small FACT that Stan is THE greatest single of all time - even without it this album is Gold. Makes me laugh, shows immense empathy and a refusal not to be himself.
If Stan had been written by someone called a poet then it would be taught in schools - as it should be. Eminem
Is whatever I say he is - and that is - The greatest Wordsmith of our age. No question.
[Newest]The best album ever!

9Infinite
This should really be top 5, obviously a lot of people have never heard this album, so I recommend that you all listen to it, because some of his best lyrics are on this album and Infinite is one of my favourite Eminem songs. Go listen to this.
Really? This is number 11? Come on people FOCUS. Hands down amazing lyrics, beat, etc/ I'm not even going to go on because this is not a real top List.
Deepest album great flow really get you thinking about how used he used to be
[Newest]One of his best albums lyrically. If you are a rap fan, you NEED TO have this album.

10Hell: The Sequel
Great rapping by both eminem and royce, Fast lane stands out
As way better than any song he did on recovery except maybe no love.
Awesome Album. 11 incredible songs with 2 of the best rappers of our time. A true masterpiece from Royce and Eminem.
I M FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU.
[Newest]Its his 4th best

The Contenders

118 Mile
I know this isn't his best album but lose yourself was so awesome
This should be on no. 1, man! Many reviews said Lose Yourself is the best song by Eminem
Lose yourself. Best song from eminem
[Newest]The album and movie is so awesome, especially Lose Yourself. Its one of the songs that pump me up

CasinLetsGoBowling


12Relapse: Refill
Good to an extent with great tracks but still its quite short and some songs feel hurriedly placed. 3.8/5
I really like marshall mathers and curtain call a lot, but to be honest, refill has tons of high quality songs.
Despite the small number of tracks on this album, I had to include it in the list. Forever and Elevator brings of new sense of Slim back.
[Newest]This Album Is Highly Underrated!


13The Slim Shady EP
This is the one that started it all! The first slim shady album and a lot of songs here are better than the lp version of those songs.
Slim Shady was born here! Eminem made an album with his own unique style. This extended play was produced before he was famous. You can't help but relate to or understand where he is coming from as he poetically spills his heart out on some cool ass beats.
Transition between a bloodchilling opening and the very first Slim Shady track "Low down dirty" is what defines Shady persona the best.

14Shady XV
This album is coming out on black friday 2014, I heard a song from it that he relased and it was awesome!

catd

Ether this or recovery is the best, Eminem did great work on this album!

kells

And it's a deluxe, its got 1 cd with all his new songs, and the other has all the hits from shady records including not afraid, forever, when I'm gone, and in the club by 50 cent

catd

[Newest]It's going to be awesome, I can't wait!

15Eminem: All Access Europe

16Soul Intent

17D-12 World

18Shade 45: Sirius Bizness

19Don't Call Me Marshall

20DJ Hero Renegade Edition

21The Freestyle Show

22Eminem Is Back

23The Freestyle Manual

24F****** Crazy

25Just Finish It

26The Underground Collection

27Platinum Collection 2001

28Steppin' Onto the Scene EP

29End of Days
Not a great album but its ok ill give it partial credit.

30Devils Night

31Back to Basics

32Remission

33Detox (Mixtape)

34Straight From the Lab
A great EP with vibrant songs and a top flow with a constant focus that kind of damaged the EP as well. Still pretty good.
3.6/5
I think it's a good ep, but its not strong enough to compare with the Eminem show wich just came out before. This was practically the Eminem shows left over material. But I liked the songs, Bully, cannibitch and doa rae me. other than that I didn't like it too much. It's a pre-qual to encore 4 me. But with a better flow and style

MCyungkidd


35Long Time No See

36Greatest Hits

37I'm Still #1
One of his best albums. Better than So You Wanna Freestyle, Slaughterhouse and Remission

38Relapse 2
This album is not complete because em felt like it wasent good enough so he made refill and recovery instead. but it has some songs on it that are good though.

kells


39Straight From the Vault
I love this ep, I own it and its fun to listen to, its his left over material, and its awesome. Its probably not the best because it is his left over material, but songs that make it good are, Fame, Oh no, dudey, fly away, things get worse. the rest where okay, but didn't reach the potential Eminem has

MCyungkidd

It was between this and Infinite, but I enjoy more songs on this then on Infinite. That's why I included this EP to end the list.

40Eminem Curtain Call
The idiot who put this on there dident know that curtain call: the hits is the same thing as Eminem curtain call

kells


41The Singles

42Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
It is a really god album.
He is the best rapper
Of all time
Worst album. Better than the Slim Shady EP? That's bull.

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