Best Eminem Albums

The Top Ten

1 The Marshall Mathers LP The Marshall Mathers LP Product Image

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

This album is awful, you must be mixing it up with slim shady lp. That was his true classic album

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.

Love everything on this except for the skits and Steve Berman every thing else is amazing

2 The Eminem Show The Eminem Show Product Image

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.

I don't man, I don't need to explain why this is better then the newer Eminem albums, but I will explain why it's better then the other major older Eminem albums, I think it's better then the SSLP because I personally like the more serious tone, although both are great, and I feel like it's better then the MMLP because, while that album was great also, I think it was a little too dark at points, and I get that's the point, but I don't think that's for me, The Eminem Show is the best because he mixes the silk shady style with the the Marshall Matters style of eminem perfectly, and even though some songs weren't amazing like Say What You Say, it's still the best Eminem album in my opinion.

3 The Slim Shady LP The Slim Shady LP Product Image

This Album is simply genius... My opinion one of the greatest records of all time

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

Deserve spot 1 or 2
I agree skills of changing flow and rapping in the eminem show and marshall mathers lp cut above slim shady lp but this album well-shown his characteristic of his ego, slim shady throughout every tracks and the life he has been. It's just a masterpiece.

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 better than eminem show and MUCH better than the overrated marshall mathers lp

4 Recovery Recovery Product Image

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 absolutely love this album

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

Recovery was a great album, so stop trying to be cool by saying it wasn't because it was "too pop". Sure, there were iffy beats, but it is filled with some of his most emotional songs ever, and very strong lyrics. I agree, I don't love 'Not Afraid' but stop saying Recovery was worse than Encore. I want you to play 'My 1st Single' 'Rain Man' 'Big Weenie' 'Just Lose It' and 'Ass Like That' straight in a row and tell me that Encore was a better album than Recovery.

"Doctor Dre, is it gay to play put-put golf with a friend, and watch his butt-butt while he tee's off? (Yeah) But-but, I ain't done yet. In foot ball, a quarterback yells out "Hut Hut" while he reaches in another grown man's ass, grabs on his nuts, but just what if- it was never meant, it was just an accident- but he slipped, fell, tripped and his penis went in his little round heinie, and he didn't mean it but his little weenie flinched just a little bit. "
-Eminem on 'Rain Man'

Recovery is by no means my ...more

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

Love Damn Near Every Song on this Album
Bad Guy, Rhyme or Reason, Berzerk, Headlights, No Love with K-Dot (Both of the Best in Rap Collaborating), Evil Twin (Amazing Song), Rap God (Greatest Lyricist at Work).

6 Relapse Relapse Product Image

The double/triple rhyming on 3 A.M. is insane, a true shady classic
My Mom is hilarious and has great references
Insane is another Shady classic and is lyrically underrated
Hello is catchy and has amazing rhyme schemes
Same Song & Dance he makes words rhyme that shouldn't, hypnotizing beat as well
We Made You is hilarious and memorable
Stay Wide Awake is one of the greatest rap songs ever. In the second verse of that song literally every single word rhymes. To have that technical ability and tell an engaging story at the same time is genius
Old Time's Sake it's great to see Em and Dre back together
Must Be the Ganja the second verse is beyond sick, sick internal rhymes and a great ending
Deja Vu is one of Em's best songs ever, true wordplay, very personal song
Beautiful is sad and uplifting at the same time, extremely poetic
Crack a Bottle has great rhyming and an awesome intro
Underground is lyrically one of Em's best songs, hilarious but also ...more

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.

Dark songs with a shady feel to them. Powerful lyrics. Few of my favorite songs comes from this very album

Best songs; Deja vu, Beautiful, Crack a bottle, Underground

7 Encore Encore Product Image

My favourite album is The Eminem Show, and this album could have been a close second, I mean the artwork is amazing and follows the story of Em going *not going to make a Berzerk pun* crazy with all of the fame so he kills his audience at a concert before killing himself (the CD disc being the beginning of what appears to be a suicide note). It's kind of like a sequel to The Eminem Show where he's just become a best selling artist with The Marshall Mathers LP. If only Encore were shorter, about 7 songs shorter.

If he hadn't added songs like "Rain Man", "Big Weenie", "Ass Like That" or "Just Lose It" it could have been a great EP. This album has a lot of good tracks, like "Like Toy Soldiers" and "Yellow Brick Road" but then as soon as it got to "My 1st Single" it lost all credential for me. It just feels lazy. Even the song "Evil Deeds" which has some pretty smart rhymes in the first verse but an unlistenable flow feels lazy. Em used to be rhyming whole sentences together, but ...more

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

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.

8 Infinite Infinite Product Image

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.

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

Infinite is unbelievable, anyone who hasn't listened to it or hasn't heard of it needs to get it banging ASAP if they consider themselves a true hip hop head. Tops his other albums hands down lyrically, and each track has a thick bass line. You won't be disappointed. Dope.

9 Curtain Call: The Hits Curtain Call: The Hits Product Image

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.

If it had left out FACK and ended on When I'm Gone, this would be perfect. The tracklisting should be:
1. Curtains Up - Skit
2. Lose Yourself
3. My Name Is
4. Guilty Conscience
5. The Way I Am
6. The Real Slim Shady
7. Cleanin' Out My Closet
8. Without Me
9. Sing For The Moment
10. Just Lose It
11. Stan
12. Mockingbird
13. Shake That
14. Like Toy Soldiers
15. 'Till I Collapse (With New Music Video)
16. When I'm Gone

10 Relapse: Refill Relapse: Refill Product Image

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.

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.

It looks like people are dumb because this album is not short, its his longest one, it has relapse plus 9 more songs on the same disk

The Contenders

11 8 Mile 8 Mile Product Image

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

Lose yourself and rabbit run are my favourite songs. So, I vote for this.

12 Hell: The Sequel Hell: The Sequel Product Image

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

Two amazing lyricist coming out the gate on the First Song.
Em & Nickel 9 Kills

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.

Should be way higher.

13 The Slim Shady EP The Slim Shady EP Product Image

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.

Criminally underrated

14 Revival Revival Product Image

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

Revival and Recovery are masterpieces. The other albums like Kamikaze and Relapse and just Marshall showing insane rapping skills.

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.

Extremely Underrated Album. Truly Classic. Here are just a few of the genius phrases of Revival :

Bad Husband - And I heard the mocking bird and got the urge to jot some verses and thoughts the purpose.

Arose - Merry that girl cause she is Faithfully down.

Arose - I will be in back of your memory I know you'll never forget me just don't get sad remembering.

Walk On Water - That Dresden home is burned to the ground and all that's left of my house is Lawn.

Like Home - You ain't ruining our country punk or taking pride from us and defining us like a dictionary.

Nowhere Fast - Hardheaded and we are stubborn.

And Many More. Second best after Mmlp2.

15 Kamikaze Kamikaze Product Image

There is nothing more Eminem than attacking other "rappers" and this album does that. He also just goes hard on quite a few tracks (Not Alike and The Ringer) where he's just straight spitting nonstop. This album has it all including great beats to jam to. I would rank this album #2 or 3 behind the MM LPs.

Biggest rap comeback from revival especially for a surprise album as well as the attacks against other "mumble rappers "

I really liked this album I thought it brought back Shady in an awesome way and had some great diss tracks.

Favorite Song - The Ringer

Eminem came back to his 2002s style. As soon as the album came out. There were mixed reactions from the community. Some saying the old Slim Shady's back and some getting mad about their favourite rapper being dissed by Em. To me, it was the best thing that happened to hip hop in the 2018.

Favourite Song: Stepping Stone

16 Shady XV

It has couples of good tracks Like Detroit vs everybody, fine line, Vegas but I didn’t found any interest in this album. I just rather listen to the Re-up instead.

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

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

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

17 Devil's Night - D12 Devil's Night - D12 Product Image
18 Music to Be Murdered By Music to Be Murdered By Product Image

This is an album for Eminem to adapt to the new standards set by new generation while still spitting as strong as before or even stronger bars. It was a wise move for him to do since he's 47 and it's a common belief that as you age, your run in this game is gonna be over and you're washed up, but with this project, he just attracted both generations, with ease. This album will increase the replay value for his legacy.

Dope sounds like some old stuff

This is the best since Recovery

not best but really good

19 Greatest Hits Greatest Hits Product Image

Best album


The metal horns on the cover? That's interesting. I'm glad metal is popular among rappers 😊

20 The Freestyle Show

Love it so much! people should listen to it

21 Just Finish It
22 Back to Basics
23 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.

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

24 F****** Crazy
25 D12 World - D12 D12 World - D12 Product Image
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