Eminem - Curtain Call Album Review
Posted on December 11, 2005 by Jamie Slaughter
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With the release of this greatest hits album, entitled Curtain Call, it now appears likely that Eminem's time for full time album recordings has come to an end. This album's intention is to sum up Em's career thus far and remind everyone of the long list of hits that he has produced. Of course, many hits have been discluded from the album, but there are just so many to choose from and the choices remain evenly spread selections from each and every main album.
Basically, Curtain Call is a package of all his singles. "My Name Is" and "Guilty Conscience" are highlights from the Slim Shady LP , MMLP is epitomized by "Stan", "The Real Slim Shady" and "The Way I Am". The unique Grammy performance of "Stan" featuring Elton John is also included as the albums encore. Inluded from The Eminem Show are "Without Me," "Cleaning Out My Closet", "Sing for the Moment" and "Mockingbird", "Just Lose It" and "Like Toy Soldiers" from "Encore" and "Lose Yourself" from the "8 Mile OST." which represents and reminds us of the 8 mile film.
This album is best recommended to those who are not as familiar with Eminem as others, and this will give a flavour of each and every album's style and help to broaden your scope on this artist and judge for yourself how his career has evolved.
Although, loyal Em fans may wish to buy the album, if not only to hear the new tracks included. "When I'm Gone" is yet another infectious track, and surely suggests that Eminem still has a lot to offer, as this track is undeniably superbly written and presented.
"Fack" is another new track and to be honest, perhaps it shouldn't be. This song has no meaning and does tend to get on your nerves after at least one play. There is no actual comparison between Fack and When I'm Gone, but the third new track featuring Nate Dogg, named "Shake That" is a solid club song, however does little to stand out amongst the classics.
This album does well to convey Eminem's career and give a flavour of what he has delivered to us throughout that. If you have all of his albums, there is little point in buying this, except to widen or complete your collection. Saying that, the album captures Eminem's classic moments and we hope that these can be recaptured before his final encore.