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The 25 Best Albums of 2010 (So Far)

#2: Eminem Recovery

Released: June 18 (Click Here To Buy It Now On MP3)
Best Song: "On Fire"

It's been a long road to Recovery for Eminem, rife with exhaustion, drug addiction, the murder of his best friend, and a couple of so-so albums. But he soldiered through it, and we're all the better for it (save the passing of Proof, which is just a senseless tragedy any way you slice it), as evidenced by his latest. Laser focused, Recovery finds a maniacally sober Em rediscovering the wicked lyricism that propelled his early efforts, yet pushing himself outside of his comfort zone, shedding many of the juvenile conventions of his previous full-lengths and working with producers other than Dr. Dre and himself. The result is an amazingly dense, serious album that is committed to articulating Em's feelings on matters he was unable to address on his "comeback," Relapse.

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