Best Eminem Albums


The Top Ten

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.

Easily best rap album of all time, and probably even up there with best album of all time

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2 The 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.

Hands down, the most underrated album, ever. Cleanin out my closet, Square Dance, Soldier, Drips, Without Me, Till' I Collapse, and My Dad's gone crazy. All perfect songs.

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3 The 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.

This is MUCH better than eminem show and better than marshall mathers lp - musicfanguy

This Eminem’s best album 2.MMLP 3.The Eminem Show 4. Infinite 5.MMLP2 6.Recovery 7.Revival 8. Relapse 9.Encore

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4 Recovery

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 ...more

I just love this album as I like the other albums of EMINEM

I absolutely love this album - decorulez97

Recovery should be number one and keep the eminem show number 2 my opinion but all his albums are awesome

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5 The 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

His best album

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6 Relapse

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.

Beautiful, Insane, Hello, Crack A Bottle, Stay Wide Awake, My Mom. The beats are amazing and this album has ems craziest flows and lyrics. The only reason it's so low is because of the accents but I think it is unfair to judge a album based on the accents and not the raps. It deserves to be higher up than Recovery that is for sure

Pure genius.

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7 Encore

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

I really don't understand why everyone disses this album. It may not be his best, but it's still pretty damn good. I was in 4th grade when this album was released, and this was the first Eminem album I purchased. So many good memories come with this album, plus I thought it was hilarious. All the skits, just lose it, ass like that, plus Like Toy Soldiers has always been my personal favorite song that Marshall has wrote. This album doesn't get the credit it deserves.

Like Toy Soldiers is my favorite eminem song

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8 Curtain 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.

Its all the hits enough said

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9 Infinite

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.

Focus? This album's production, quality and lyrics were average at best. Just because it created Eminem, doesn't mean it's a good album. - benjigoo

Deepest album great flow really get you thinking about how used he used to be

Em thought this album was a complete failure, so he released the Slim Shady EP.

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10 Relapse: Refill

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.

I really like marshall mathers and curtain call a lot, but to be honest, refill has tons of high quality songs.

Rhymes schemes were awesome. The accent wasn't that much of a bother (except in the song Buffalo Bill). Overall, this is a fantastic album with some really great bonus songs. I liked Elevator, Taking My Ball, and Forever the best of the bonus songs. On the original Relapse I would have to say Insane, Medicine Ball and Old Times Sake.

I don't know why but I love the song Taking My Ball. It's hilarious, the beat is cool and the chorus is awesome. Underrated track.

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The Contenders

11 Hell: The Sequel

Awesome Album. 11 incredible songs with 2 of the best rappers of our time. A true masterpiece from Royce and Eminem.

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.

Why is this album #10? This album was fantastic and the songs had meaning! Songs like Echo, Lighters, and Fast Lane are what rap is all about. Loud Noises featuring Slaughterhouse was impeccable. The album overall was fantastic and I am truly disappointed at it being this low.

Should be way higher. - gkw2003

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12 8 Mile

I know this isn't his best album but lose yourself was so awesome

Lose yourself, 8 mile, rabbit run.

The album and movie is so awesome, especially Lose Yourself. Its one of the songs that pump me up - CasinLetsGoBowling

Lose yourself in the music, the moment. - lovefrombadlands

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13 The Slim Shady EP

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.

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.

Transition between a bloodchilling opening and the very first Slim Shady track "Low down dirty" is what defines Shady persona the best.

Awesome album - Eminemfan1717

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14 Revival

Read this review, if you haven't listened to it yet:

in my opinion, I think it's better than the Encore, the other 2 "Re-" albums and MMLP2. I'd rate it higher than the guy in the link did but it isn't as good as his classics. Top 3 though. 8.5 - 9/10 easily. Don't get offended. Like I said, just my opinion. - gkw2003

One of the most underrated albums of hip-hop. This album is fire. We are believing in you Em.

I added this, and even though it's not out yet, it' Eminem, so it' automatically a good album - JackFrost

This was probably the first Eminem album that I listened to in which I liked every single song.

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15 Shady XV

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

This is an awesome album. Love tacks featuring slaughterhouse and yelawolf.

Bad and ugly album. It's horrible. I don't like.

This album is really underwhelming. It's an Eminem EP with throwaway cuts from SLH, Yela and D12. Psychopath Killer and Twisted were the only real collab songs on here. The rest were solo acts. - marmalade_skies

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16 Soul Intent

Even though this album is old and not the best quality, it has some of Shady's oldest recorded songs. It is hard to recognize him in some of them but it really gives you some insight into where Shady started.

Most people haven’t heard this but it’s lit, especially biterphobia

17 The Freestyle Show

Love it so much! people should listen to it - InsanityJoe

18 Eminem: All Access Europe
19 Steppin' Onto the Scene EP
20 Back to Basics
21 Without Me
22 The Freestyle Manual
23 Mather's Massacre
24 I'm Still #1

One of his best albums. Better than So You Wanna Freestyle, Slaughterhouse and Remission

YES, YOU ARE #1 - lovefrombadlands

25 F****** Crazy
26 Just Finish It
27 End of Days

Not a great album but its ok ill give it partial credit.

28 Remission

I like this one

29 Road to Recovery

This is a great album 2 thumbs up! This album is kinda rare I guess it was between the relapse and recovery error It was made to represent "going towards the recovery because of the relapse"'This is a very good album

This is a Great album just amazing!

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30 My Name Is

I like this song very catchy

It's a single - not an album

31 Hip Hop Elvis

I dunno why I put this on but Don't get it Unless you like country mixed with rap it sucks it is mixed with some chick in every song it is bad 2.5/10 honestly.

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32 Raw and Uncut
33 Success

Not even out yet but whatever - JiggaMan

34 The Real Slim Shady
35 Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

It is a really god album.

He is the best rapper
Of all time

Should not be last. Most of these aren't even official releases, but this is an official release, and a quite good one, too

Still a pretty good album with various artists

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36 Long Time No See
37 Straight 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.

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38 The Singles

It's good in my in my I pinion should be on top 10

39 Straight From the Vault

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.

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

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40 Shade 45: Sirius Bizness
41 Don't Call Me Marshall

I enjoyed this album because the songs were just amazing and I enjoy the flow.

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42 Eminem Is Back
43 The Underground Collection
44 Platinum Collection 2001
45 Greatest Hits

Best album


46 Detox (Mixtape)
47 Shady Classics
48 Still In the Bassmint
49 Return of the Psycho

Tough ass track Stimulate is on this album - RapxGod

50 Get the Guns

So inserted, this was a good album, my favorite song is 9-11

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