So Much Better
"I've got an elevator in my house. I'm living the dream!" raps Eminem on the Joe Walsh-sampling "So Far." He retraces his career by pulling the usual stunts -- trashing C-list celebs on "Berzerk," lodging homophobic slurs, and remembering how he was bullied in school on "Legacy" -- even, surprisingly, apologizing to his mother on "Headlights" for slandering her and picking apart his celebrity status. He's still an "*sshole," but he's more sympathetic than the Slim Shady we've come to know. After all, as he asks on "Survival," "What good is a Recovery if I fumble it?