Curtain Call: The Hits Only four studio albums into his illustrious, often brilliant career and already Eminem coyly hints at retirement. Curtain Call: The Hits captures the half-decade moment… 2005-12-06 Eminem Hip-Hop/Rap
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Curtain Call: The Hits (2005)

TAKE A BOW Eminem hints at an early retirement
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TAKE A BOW Eminem hints at an early retirement

Details Release Date: Dec 06, 2005; Lead Performance: Eminem; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Only four studio albums into his illustrious, often brilliant career and already Eminem coyly hints at retirement. Curtain Call: The Hits captures the half-decade moment when the tortured Detroit MC ruled the zeitgeist with whip-smart gross-out humor and jolting family confessions. His bubblegum tracks (''Just Lose It,'' ''My Name Is'') haven't aged well, but classics ''Lose Yourself'' and ''Cleanin' Out My Closet'' still exhilarate as only the greatest pop music can.

Originally posted Dec 16, 2005 Published in issue #855 Dec 23, 2005 Order article reprints
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