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Eminem Hires Pauly Shore to Review 'Recovery'

Former MTV VJ laments lack of "goofy little dialects" in second comedic promo

June 17, 2010 12:49 PM ET

First, Vince of ShamWow fame peddled Eminem's upcoming album Recovery in a hilarious mock infomercial, and now Slim Shady has recruited some offbeat celebrity friends to share their testimonials about his new disc. First up: Renowned Jury Duty actor and former MTV VJ Pauly Shore, who was perhaps a bit too critical of Eminem's Relapse follow-up, due June 21st.

"I'm a little bit disappointed because this album doesn't have all the accents that he had on the prior album," Shore says in his review, which the actor makes a point of noting several times was filmed at his uncle's house. "On Relapse, he had all these Jamaican dialects, girl dialects, he had all these cool funny goofy little dialects… I think if you're going to evolve as an artist, you should keep doing the accents."

As Rolling Stone previously reported, Eminem revealed to BBC host Jonathan Ross why he ditched the accents on Recovery. "Looking back on it now in retrospect, I feel like there was a lot of stuff on [Relapse] that was humorous and shock value and I had to go back and listen to my older material and figure out why these songs off Relapse didn't make me feel like those used to and kind of put the feeling back into what I do," Em said. "I think that once you listen to it once, at least I felt like, the joke's over so it's not something you can continuously listen to over and over and over."

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