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After listening to his Swimming album I feel that he really set the bar high on his potential of creating music. Do I like the music on this album? Yes/no The beats are a bit too much and they seem to interrupt his flow. The beats distract you from what he is trying to say thus making it hard to have a connection. Bottom line it seems like this album was a rough draft. I also think that it could have been just as good or better than Swimming if he would have had more time to listen to it himself and tweak the beat that is fighting his flow.
This album made me cry so many times, you can get inside Macs head in this one and really see where his mind was before he died. Some are disappointed in this album but if you are one of them then you truly were not his fan. Even if it wasn’t meant to be released that makes it even more raw and honest. His thoughts and words throughout this may not be what he wanted to do with it but it was put together beautifully by somebody that cared about him. This album is hauntingly beautiful because you know these are the last songs you will ever hear from him. I just don’t know how people could hate it, what were you expecting...
For a Hip Hop/Rap album, there is a conspicuous absence of hip hop and rap. As an album overall, it’s good-to-great. What Mac Miller was trying to convey here is well executed over moody synths and sharp drum kits. Mac’s vocal chops, in my opinion, aren’t sufficiently conditioned for an LP that is majorly singing, but he pulls it off well enough for a cohesive, enjoyable post-humous album. R.I.P. Mac Miller 2019.
Circles is an amazing surprise that I didn’t know I wanted. I’ve never listened to Mac Miller before but decided to go ahead and give it a listen...and I was amazed. Can’t praise this album enough. It grabs you and takes you on a consistent journey that is a fresh and welcome getaway from a lot of the noise in music today. Love it.
Loved it but it broke my heart. Seems like he already knew he was leaving in some of the lyrics. Like he was saying goodbye in a way. Grateful that his family finally shared a piece of him. Rest in Peace Malcom.
This absolutely amazing, we lost Mac Miller just when he was about to evolve into his final form as an artist. He really went above and beyond with these songs, so much emotion and meaning.
This music is spiritual. Off the rip this mans spirit. I mean I never even met him and I feel that energy. Out here on the east coat missed him in Charlotte shoulda went with my brother. Or I coulda gotten in the GO:OD am tour. So much of this world is above us. Man killed everything he spit on. Real Facts nothing lesser. Mac an OG professor. SnC
Mac is a lyrical & musical genius, but imo this sounds like he was experimenting & messing around in the studio. Idk for sure but this does NOT sound like he made this to be released, but more of a work in progress or experiment.
No need for an in depth explanation we already knew this was going to be greatness even before it came out. Proud of Mac, the team and everyone else who helped put this amazing piece together. Rest in Paradise 💕.
came out just in time for a lot of people like myself who found themselves swimming after Malcom’s previous release, only to end up swimming in circles in the “ocean of life”, as Malcom painted it in Swimming. Rest easy King.
Thanks for being there for me when I needed it most Mac you really showed me the light thank you Jon for putting this album together and for Macs family for releasing it. We love you more than anything we never will stop listening your music will always be in our hearts Rest in Paradise Brother.
Having listened to all of his projects, from his first mixtape he made at age 16 to Swimming, and now Circles, I had trouble processing how he managed to grow from ‘frat rap’ to beautiful, poetic vocals. I will always treasure this piece of art. Thank you, Malcolm.