Leonard is musically jubilant, moderately self-deprecating and, one suspects, fully aware of his talent’s limits, but conscious also that that ceiling, precarious as it is, won’t long withstand the battering of his rapid ascent. Yes, certain song structures collapse, and sure, the early-middle stint drags. Who cares. The guy may not be a genius who happens to be 17, but for now, he’s no doubt a 17-year-old genius.
Eminem's belated 'sequel' to his breakthrough album is a confident yet introspective marvel, writes Paul MacInnes
Simon Michael Robinson's insight:
So Paul MacInnes whats so marvellous about this lyric from the album track Love Game
“Snatch the bitch out her car through the window, she screamin’ / I body slam her onto the cement, until the concrete gave and created a sinkhole / Bury this stink ho in it, then paid to have the street re-paved."
Part concept album, part autobiography, Evelyn Evelyn is a masterpiece: a strange, funny, heartbreaking, twisted musical phantasmagoria that is not unlike listening to a collaboration between David Lynch, Tim Burton, and Tom Lehrer.