Unknown author, NME
Date: March 13, 1999
An anonymous critic on NME preferred the comedic side of Slim Shady over the more serious subject matter he tackled on his debut album.
When Eminem's in obnoxious Itchy 'n Scratchy meets Benny Hill mode (like on the opening 'Public Service Announcement') he's hilarious (misogynist and homophobic but undeniably hilarious). But when he gets all pious and whining and develops a social conscience (like on 'If I Had'), then - ugh! He fucken' SUCKS!