Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off – Album Review | by SIC ILL
The Star Room starts the album off, he talks about demons his parents, drugs. Avian is the second track, its pretty slow and jazzy the he doesn’t really rap on a particular topic. I’m Not Real is a track about admitting they’re really not real but it feels good when they’re with your girl, Earl Sweatshirt & Vinny Radio make cameo appearances. S.D.S. has a fun cartoony sounding beat, Mac rides the beat pretty good. Bird Call is another uptempo tracks, its a track about ladies and success. Matches features Ab-Soul, Mac Miller does one of his best verses, talking about how he had his first business at 18. He continues his tongue twisting flow from Matches on the next track I am who I am. Objects in the Mirror is a for the ladies track, Mac does a lit a bit of harmonizing on here, no autotune though. Red Dot Music features Action Bronson who talks about tour life, money, how he’s rapping for his son and daughter. Gees sounds like a neptunes production, experimental hip hop track, i like high pitch effect he uses on the chorus. On both the title track Watching Movies and Suplexes Inside of Complexes and DUplexes Mac uses more of his lyrical skills. REMember is a introspective track he talks about having strength in hard times. Someone Like You might have the best instrumental on the track, it’s a slow jazzy track, sounds like he was aiming for something a little mainstream. Aquarium is another track where Mac just goes in killing the track. Youforia is the official last track, Mac goes in singing the chorus and verses, It’s not really hip hop, this song is for his special someone. On the deluxe edition it features three more tracks, Goosebumpz is the first, this is a raw track, with trumpets and police horns in the background and Mac just spittin bars. The second is O.K. featuring Tyler, The Creator who comes in for the chorus and second verse. This is a track that should have made the official album, but it IS a little simple. It was nice to hear Tyler and Mac on a club track. The third and final track is Claymation, this is a sunny sounding track.
Overall, I really liked this Mac Miller album and even though this isnt a classic, it shows he has the potential to make one. The album uses over 70 minutes and 19 tracks, so he gives you a lot of music. He doesn’t disappoint with his features Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, but he doesn’t impress either, he doesn’t use a single veteran rapper as a feature. Overall I give this 4 out of 5 stars.
– SIC ILL
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