17. THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP (2000)
Production: Bass Brothers, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mel-Man
Acclaim: Eminem’s most realized and laugh-inducing album captures the Detroit lyricist at the peak of his offensive brilliance.
Peak moment: Slim Shady’s “Stan” effortlessly depicts the stalker narrative, stripping it down to a poignant, cautionary tale about the darker side of celebrity.