So… how bad was he? I caught him as the headliner of Governors Ball in 2018, maybe the fourth time I’ve seen Eminem in person, and he was stuck flogging a shitty album called Kamikaze, where he failed to turn Jessie Reyez into Rihanna despite two attempts., and failed to do a good job at Governors Ball on 2018 four years after killing it at Yankee Stadium (here).
The problem with the Gov Ball gig was two fold, one) you couldn’t see anything even from VIP and two) obsessed with the album, he played it all hit and left his hits to medleys.
Now here is what I wrote about Eminem in 2018 (here):
“The word is that the Em and Ree show at MetLife in 2014 wasn’t up to much, I, myself, thought it was terrific and by the second song, “Square Dance” -that shout of “peeepol,” always gets to me, I was ready for a repeat, he cut out after the first verse. He did the same crap with “Kill You”. And so it went, Eminem was in great voice, rapping simply world class, but his new stuff doesn’t cut it and he only gave us tasters of the hits. That, and the fact that if I really wanted to review it I shoulda stayed home and streamed it, left me as cold as the weather. And, during a weekend without many guests anywhere, he brought out 50 Cents?”
Let’s be honest, Eminem hasn’t been into touring in the 10s, a handful of huge gigs and out. It certainly showed at Gov Ball though… nice tee shirt…
Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021 By Harley Rain
Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021
proven itself a follow up to “Hello”
Her perceptive songwriting is complemented by her idiosyncratic guitar playing and distinctive vibrato-less voice
the goths have the best dancefloors
album sales comprise 692,000
back in the studio in January 1969, three months after they had nailed down 30 songs for The White Album
a collection of genres all united under the same gothic roof
Kali uses it creatively
everything she has done this past two years has proven itself important
“wastes no time with things like verses and other niceties deemed unnecessary on its direct route to fun”