Eminem’s Relapse Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

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When tracks from Eminem's Relapse LP began leaking back in December, there was certainly some early cause for concern. After all, "Number One" sounded a lot like number two to us, and the song and video for "We Made You" had us wondering whether Em had let his Us Weekly subscription expire back in 2005. Well, now that we've spent a few weeks with the LP as a whole, we definitely think that it's a return to form for Shady after the middling disappointment that was Encore. And it turns out America concurs, as Relapse became the fastest-selling record of 2009 when it moved some 606,000 units last week.

Meanwhile, in a spot of semi-depressing music-industry news, over 177,000 people downloaded the version of "Don't Stop Believing" from Glee last week. We're okay with that, just as long as no other television shows or movies try to pull the same stunt for the next ten years.

Meanwhile, in a spot of semi-depressing music-industry news, over 177,000 people downloaded the version of "Don't Stop Believing" from Glee last week. We're okay with that, just as long as no other television shows or movies try to pull the same stunt for the next ten years.

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