Recovery is the seventh studio album by American rapper, songwriter and record producer Eminem. It was released on June 18th, 2010, by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. It serves as the follow-up to Eminem's sixth studio album Relapse. Originally planned to be released as Relapse 2, the album was renamed to Recovery when Eminem found the album to be musically different from its predecessor. Recovery featured more introspective and emotional content than its predecessor and the theme of the album revolved around his positive changes, anxiety and emotional drives. It spawned four singles; "Not Afraid", "Love The Way You Lie", "No Love" and "Space Bound". The album received generally positive reviews by critics and was regarded as an improvement to Relapse. Most critics also praised the lyrical themes and Eminem's performance.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Cold Wind Blows" 5:03
2. "Talkin' 2 Myself" (featuring Kobe) 5:00
3. "On Fire" 3:33
4. "Won't Back Down" (featuring P!nk) 4:25
5. "W.T.P." 3:58
6. "Going Through Changes" 4:58
7. "Not Afraid" 4:10
8. "Seduction" 4:35
9. "No Love" (featuring Lil Wayne) 5:00
10. "Space Bound" 4:38
11. "Cinderella Man" 4:39
12. "25 to Life" 4:01
13. "So Bad" 5:25
14. "Almost Famous" 4:52
15. "Love The Way You Lie" (featuring Rihanna) 4:23
16. "You're Never Over" 5:05
17. "Untitled" (hidden track) 3:14
Total length: 76:56

Why This Album Rocks

  1. Good features, especially Rihanna on "Love The Way You Lie."
  2. It's a huge improvement from his previous albums.
  3. Most of the songs were really good and very memorable such as "Love the Way You Lie", "Not Afraid" and "Space Bound".
  4. Eminem flows very well.
  5. "No Love" is a lyrical masterpiece.
  6. The album cover is basic, but great.
  7. The production on this album is really good.
  8. The music videos for this album are memorable, especially the videos for "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie".
  9. Eminem really improved with his wordplay and punchlines on this album while also having just as great rhymes
  10. Some people consider it as a classic within Em's catalogue.
  11. "You're Never Over" is an amazing tribute to Eminem's late friend, Proof.

The Only Bad Qualities

  1. Song "On Fire" although not bad, is arguably the weakest song from the album.
  2. Pitchfork gave it a 2.8 out of 10.

Music Videos


Eminem - Not Afraid (Official Video)

Music video for Not Afraid.


Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna

Music Video for Love The Way You Lie featuring Rihanna.


Eminem - Space Bound (Official Video)

Music video for Space Bound


Eminem - No Love (Explicit Version) ft. Lil Wayne

Music video for No Love featuring Lil Wayne.

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