Mac Miller - Circles ALBUM REVIEW

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Circles is the finest musical send-off any Mac Miller fan could have asked for.
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FAV TRACKS: CIRCLES, COMPLICATED, BLUE WORLD, GOOD NEWS, EVERYBODY, WOODS, HAND ME DOWNS, HANDS
LEAST FAV TRACK: I CAN SEE
MAC MILLER - CIRCLES / 2020 / WARNER BROS. / NEO-SOUL, POP RAP, SINGER-SONGWRITER
8/10
Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?

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  • On second thought, I'm lowering my score to a 7/10, because Mac's voice started grating on me after half a dozen listens. I still like everything else about it, though.

    Bradley ArmstrongBradley ArmstrongGün önce
  • Album wasn't good

    Boss Lax316Boss Lax316Gün önce
  • Hi melon 🍉

    RobologyRobology2 gün önce
  • man, you're full of shit you didn't appreciate his songs

    The Illustrator SAThe Illustrator SA2 gün önce
  • The Ariana Grande vocals on I Can See are utterly heartbreaking, rest easy Malcolm James McCormick you will be missed.

    Nathan SolomonNathan Solomon3 gün önce
  • 8:28

    MrbigweekneeMrbigweeknee3 gün önce
  • The songs i've had on replay ever since the album came out: Circles, Complicated, Blue World, Good News, Everybody, Hand Me Downs and surf. Overall really enjoyed the whole album. R.I.P

    Alec LundAlec Lund3 gün önce
  • Oh wow, finally giving Mac a fair score!

    Nathan CarterNathan Carter4 gün önce
  • I don't even know why you're rating this album after the disrespect you showed to faces and swimming. If you actually opened those cauliflowers on the side of your head and maybe listened to the projects more than once. You would see how lyrical Mac was. Fucking fool

    Kenneth DavisKenneth Davis8 gün önce
    • @Ol' Whippersnapper and you were never anyone, get use to it

      Kenneth DavisKenneth Davis5 gün önce
    • He was never lyrical

      Ol' WhippersnapperOl' Whippersnapper5 gün önce
  • great review

    David AllsoppDavid Allsopp9 gün önce
  • Faces re review!!

    wilkywilky10 gün önce
  • I’m genuinely trying to understand this review. I honestly believe swimming and circles are very nearly on par. Even though others might disagree, I still can’t see Swimming being a 3 and Circles being nearly THREE times better?

    Matt NashMatt Nash11 gün önce
    • im betting Mac's death had to do with the scores

      Toro TotoroToro Totoro5 gün önce
  • “I can see” is my favorite track :/

    nintendodungeonnintendodungeon11 gün önce
  • Now go back and re-do Swimming you bandwagon soyboy-tano

    Q PatriotQ Patriot12 gün önce
  • jabroni review, why cant u review for what it is without just comparing to other pieces of work. anyone who views art like this i feel bad for

    Johnny MitnickJohnny Mitnick12 gün önce
  • This album is beautiful. It’s a great ending to an amazing story. Rip Mac. The first hip hop song I ever listened to was Koolaid and frozen pizza.. thank you bro.

    bc_77bc_7713 gün önce
  • aprishiate

    Ryan SantosRyan Santos13 gün önce
  • Big Bright Eyes fan, and I heard a lot of similar themes in Mac's music, as I seen in Conor's Music, at least with this album. Just felt like that was validated when you drew comparisons to M. Ward and Elliott Smith.

    Kyle TannerKyle Tanner13 gün önce
  • i appreciate your review but did you really expect mac to make a song about camping in the woods having a bonding experience with his uncle?

    Faolen SmithFaolen Smith13 gün önce
  • That’s just one person hating on macs album check the billboards he’s killing it

    Don JDon J13 gün önce
  • slatthony slattano

    K-swizzle 670K-swizzle 67013 gün önce
  • Review loving- if I am only my thoughts

    Evan FlickEvan Flick14 gün önce
  • I think Circles is a beautiful and honestly perfect companion to Swimming. Mac Miller meant a lot to me, I grew up with him and his music, he might even be my favorite artist of all time. He’s impacted me the most and his music has been the soundtrack to my life in a way. I’m just grateful and feel lucky to be able to hear new music from Mac again. This record is incredible and I give so much thanks to Mac’s family and Jon Brion for the care they gave this. It honored his legacy perfectly and was refreshing to see in an industry who exploits artists in death constantly. Sonically this album felt like a Prince or Elton John record and really showcases the evolution of Mac’s sound, growth as an artist and development as a musician. He was just scratching the surface musically of what he was gonna become and reaching an artistic space, many aren’t capable of in this genre. So many songs hit deep on this one and are painful to hear, from the lyrics to the ultimate narrative of the album. It’s almost like Mac knew, but the peace within this gorgeous sonic art piece of music and the self awareness was incredible to listen to. RIP to Mac 92 Till Infinity Forever, thanks for giving him and this project the respect it deserved. Just wish his other projects and him in general would’ve got that respect while he was still here. Much love man.

    EvzEvz14 gün önce
  • Said perfectly Anthony

    FlopfistFlopfist15 gün önce
  • @theneedledrop this is the biggest comment of your life. Enjoy

    Zachariah DirazonianZachariah Dirazonian15 gün önce
  • the album is pretty dead

    EndZiielEndZiiel15 gün önce
  • I think Fantano finally "gets" Mac.

    Void SauceVoid Sauce16 gün önce
  • WOAH FR????

    AJ GyampohAJ Gyampoh17 gün önce
  • Has it ever crossed your mind that he may have called this Circles because he saw your review of Macadelic, where you describe him as 'going around in circles'?

    Josh LavigneJosh Lavigne17 gün önce
  • I gladly agree that the aspect of Mac Miller's voice in the foreground was a great idea and makes the LP intimate. But it simply can't be compared to Swimming. Swimming is coherent, full of details / ornaments, yes, also groovy, diverse, surprising.. It sounds full and is resonant, it surrounds, embeds you. A lot of Circles is (well, conveniently) repetetive, sometimes the leftover elements are primitively thrown together and complemented only artificially. As far as one could know, he was quite perfectionist and I'm not able to imagine that he wouldn't have changed so so much about this record still - lyrics, PERCUSSION ELEMENTS, voice layers.. Complicated and I Can See are strictly bad songs to me, lost pieces not well tied together, not flattering his voice.. I've grown to like Hands, Woods (except those drums..) and Hand Me Downs and liked Good News from the beginning. Everyone is an awesome cover. But that's it. I am relieved you acknowledged his singing more in this review even if it's ironic, because on swimming it was much more elaborated. Seems to me you should listen to it again and recognize the completeness of it. My humble, but certain opinion. Maybe it's the respect towards Mac Miller and that he didn't have any final says, not even about all the songs being chosen for this album. Maybe I'm just still very sad!

    T CT C17 gün önce
  • I've been on this planet for thirty-something shit years and Swimming is fast becoming one of my most listened to albums.

    Andrew GallowayAndrew Galloway18 gün önce
  • Complicated was by far my favorite off Circles. I'm surprised so many claim to dislike swimming though. It seemed to have more variation yet still unified as an album. Circles just seems sad and I feel like it lacks the finishing touches Mac would have been able to put on it had he still been here. That's the catch-22 of post-humous releases. You've got other people's hands on your work and you can't do anything about it.

    kartinchampkartinchamp18 gün önce
  • You had a girl wish you knocked her up, so I could meet your son and talk you up.

    T MarzoniT Marzoni18 gün önce
  • anthony you didn't have to say Circles was a Miller li- nah, this is too much. That unrecorded final third of the trilogy will always be one of the great what-could-of-been albums in history. It's in the Dream Library of could have been now. What a suitably sick album to finish on. Bittersweet, but so sweet

    Ross Howard-HildigeRoss Howard-Hildige18 gün önce
    • Thank you for not making those overused joke comments, I agree with what you said too. Jon Brion did an amazing job for the final album of Mac's career, couldn't have ended it off any better.

      ExaltExalt18 gün önce
  • I think my favorites off of the album were Blue World and Good News. Blue World's production is gorgeous and Good News lyricism is almost haunting.

    Iris JuhaszIris Juhasz18 gün önce
  • Huge Mac fan.. this album is not good

    Alex PollardAlex Pollard18 gün önce
    • Why do you feel the need to include that you're a Mac fan or not? Of course you can be a fan of Mac and like or dislike the music he makes. I respect your opinion but there's no need to add that in my guy.

      ExaltExalt18 gün önce
  • re-review swimming, u know u fucked up on that one

    RegularRyRegularRy19 gün önce
  • Ok calvo

    B3T0B3T019 gün önce
  • That’s On Me reminded me of an Elliot Smith song.

    ZwienerZZwienerZ19 gün önce
  • Please review alessia cara the pains of glowing 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Hemal KantawalaHemal Kantawala19 gün önce
  • I’ll never understand why you rated swimming so poorly.

    ChildishwolfgangChildishwolfgang19 gün önce
    • @Kenneth Davis To be fair he changed his mind significantly on Faces, he gave it a 6 initially when he reviewed it initially but since then it made his top 200 albums of the decade list and he's stated he swore he gave it a 7 at least, it was his favorite Mac project prior to this one

      AmalgaAmalga5 gün önce
    • Same with faces. This guy's fucked in the head

      Kenneth DavisKenneth Davis5 gün önce
    • @John G or he just didn't like it, that sounds more reasonable

      YetanotherpixelartistYetanotherpixelartist11 gün önce
    • I know! Swimming to me was his best album... and I’ve listened to Mac since K.I.D.S.

      restlessmad1restlessmad112 gün önce
    • John G orrrr he just has different opinions and different tastes in music.

      Friendly GuyFriendly Guy13 gün önce
  • How does he like this album and hate Swimming... it makes zero sense...

    Huntor9Huntor919 gün önce
    • @ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED sWiMiMinG iS aWfUl. small dick energy bro

      trashmidtrashmid4 gün önce
    • Cause they’re 2 different albums, Swimming is awful, Circles is pretty good

      ILLUMINATI CONFIRMEDILLUMINATI CONFIRMED7 gün önce
    • Huntor9 Because they’re different albums.

      faceface12 gün önce
    • Well Mac is dead now... so you know...

      FekkinGooberFekkinGoober13 gün önce
  • Hand me downs is fucking fire

    Luke DavidsonLuke Davidson20 gün önce
  • Bro, I can see is literally the best song

    yaboi stephenyaboi stephen20 gün önce
  • Wow so interesting to watch him over-analyze and mistakenly categorize shit and then applaud the most simplistic thing he ever put out I wish people who are music critics actually had to have some Talent so we could rely on The credibility

    Mike dizzleMike dizzle20 gün önce
    • @Exalt point taken

      Mike dizzleMike dizzle9 gün önce
    • The major flaw of what you're saying is that you need to be educated on music to be able to understand and criticize music. Even if that were to be true, he does know shit about music theory, you're just judging off of what he said about the album to assume he doesn't have talent which apparently equals credibility. Keep in mind that this is his own opinion, whether you like it or not, this is the way he views the album. Your meaning of "over-analyzing" can mean surface level aspects that fantano acknowledges. All I'm saying, anybody can be criticized no matter who you are or what you know.

      ExaltExalt18 gün önce
  • No one likes the things that come out of your mouth. . . . . Or the place your mouth is on.

    Navid KhanNavid Khan20 gün önce
  • Honestly fuck anyone’s “review” on macs music. He is one of the greatest of all time. Have your opinion but a whole ass TRvision video review of the album is a waste of time. Why can’t people have their opinions without broadcasting them. Listen to the album, analyze it, be inspired and stfu.

    Shauna SourdiffShauna Sourdiff20 gün önce
    • He gave him a great review wdym

      Bob Jim Bob JimBob Jim Bob Jim19 gün önce
  • beautiful

    not a simnot a sim20 gün önce
  • what was that big word he said before album he said it like it was a genre or something i couldn’t tell what he said

    SaturnSaturn21 gün önce
    • Ya that was exactly what I was talking about, I’ve yet to hear that word before this video lol, thanks

      SaturnSaturn2 gün önce
    • Do you mean posthumous? That's not a genre, that means concieved/occuring after death

      yeahyeah2 gün önce
  • I've watched a lot of music reviews from you over the times but I just had to leave a comment for this one thank you for this.

    H2OH2O21 gün önce
  • When are you doing Manic? All of the critics seem to love it, so I was hoping maybe you would give it a review.

    Nikki LeeNikki Lee21 gün önce
  • whats the name of the album on vinyl in the top right?

    Danno LemuDanno Lemu21 gün önce
    • George Clanton - Slide

      bruh momentbruh moment20 gün önce
  • Swimming, in my opinion, was at least a 7/10. Sometimes I'd rate it a 9/10. Both albums are solid 8/10, leaning to 8.5/10. RIP Mac, at least he's resonating peacefully with the cosmos rn, a solid legacy left behind, and Circles, as in the song not the album, felt like his last goodbye. The rest of the album was a last hurrah, wishing us happy lives and hoping that everyone he touched could one day share that love to those they knew. Rest in Peace, my Prince.

    Dumpster JediDumpster Jedi21 gün önce
  • I’ve listened to this album 30x... hits so fucking hard. Deserves every recording award. MAC was on his way, way way up.

    Rada JRada J21 gün önce
  • This guy gave Mac millers album a higher score than Eminem's new album. Omfg music nerd my ass.

    Oscar GalindoOscar Galindo21 gün önce
    • @Exalt I did watch them all in entirety there's songs I dont like either but as a whole I believe it's better than Mac Millers.

      Oscar GalindoOscar Galindo16 gün önce
    • Not sure if you watched each review in it's entirely but, Eminem's new album was average. With a couple handful of decent songs, there are still songs on that album that aren't up to his standards or are just straight up bad. But that's common with project's runtime is over an hour or have a bunch of songs. One of the reasons why it wasn't that good. Mac's album on the other hand, doesn't overstay it's welcome and each song is made sure to sound finalized and complete, especially because this is a posthumous album. It's known that we will never know what Mac wanted but to the best of Jon Brion's ability, he gave us a cohesive album while having one of Mac's best lyricism and delivery to date. You can enjoy an album more than the other, in this case, you enjoy Eminem's album over Mac's album which is completely fine. But you can't bash fantano just because he enjoys Mac's over Eminem's album. And you seem to just care about the scores instead of just listening to what fantano has to say about the albums. I assure you, not everything you are going to agree with, but you have his explanations as to why he gave the score he did. A music nerd indeed :)

      ExaltExalt18 gün önce
  • How is faces better than divine feminine?????

    Ian SullivanIan Sullivan21 gün önce
    • Opinions

      Licorice LacesLicorice Laces18 gün önce
  • is this the first good rating you've given mac?

    Jean Paul LaPierreJean Paul LaPierre21 gün önce
    • Licorice Laces yea but he gave it a 6

      ExaltExalt17 gün önce
    • @Exalt In his top albums of the decade video he said he thought he gave it a 7

      Licorice LacesLicorice Laces18 gün önce
    • @Licorice Laces Faces was a 6. But still close.

      ExaltExalt18 gün önce
    • He gave Faces and Good AM a 7

      Licorice LacesLicorice Laces18 gün önce
  • i hadnt watched an Anthony video for who knows how long and i didnt expect to finish watching one again with tears in my eyes. i didnt feel any sense of nostalgia until he concluded the review where i realized this would be the last mac album he’ll ever review again. i remember listening to albums whenever i can just to refer to what anthony had to say and mac’s album reviews were what id always anticipated for. i still listen to alot of music but in a different scape and watching this really took me back. love u melonhead 💙

    ULT ArthemULT Arthem21 gün önce
  • The beat on blue world is absolutely astonishing

    Email' sEmail' s21 gün önce
  • He wouldn’t have given this as good of a score if Mac didn’t die. Sad that that’s prob true. Be genuine Fantano

    James SutkowskiJames Sutkowski21 gün önce
    • He tore apart the posthumous X and Lil Peep projects

      Licorice LacesLicorice Laces18 gün önce
  • 8:37 “ Please don’t cry” Well it’s a little late for that Fantano 😭😭😭

    MirroredSmokeMirroredSmoke21 gün önce
  • this means that mac miller’s first posthumous album ever is best than every posthumous x album combined

    Majoris :vMajoris :v21 gün önce
    • Yeah this was a finished album xs dumbass label through a bunch of old snippets together and called it a album so I don’t know what point you are trying to prove

      Brighton DemitropoulosBrighton Demitropoulos18 gün önce
  • Haha, now he just scared to roast a dead guy 😅

    stencilwashingtonstencilwashington22 gün önce
    • @Licorice Laces Forreal, idk what this guy's talking about. Clearly a new visitor on the channel.

      ExaltExalt18 gün önce
    • He shit all over the posthumous X and Lil Peep albums

      Licorice LacesLicorice Laces21 gün önce
  • mac milor

    KingfullKingfull22 gün önce
  • I miss when the comment section was like this years ago. When people actually talked about the music and not full of Jack asses repeating the same meme over and over again

    Jsalcedo23Jsalcedo2322 gün önce
  • I dunno, I think without the context behind it, less people are going to enjoy the album. To my ears, excluding the context, it sounds like another chill sad boy soul record.

    James NJames N22 gün önce
  • I hated this album lol. I generally agree with your opinions but I couldn't even finish this album.

    FeelsFeels22 gün önce
  • Got it right this time. Thank you Anthony 😌

    LucasLucas22 gün önce
  • Why the fuck does everyone not care about swimming?

    Luke ChangLuke Chang22 gün önce
  • It always amazes me the inner workings of an addicts mind. Despite what teachers and society will tell you - they are almost always the most intelligent among us. Seriously. I've never met a drug addict who was a simple minded person. And for what they know - they suffer. "For with much wisdom comes much sorrow." Ecclesiastes 1:18 Because someone of high intelligence realizes they are alone in this world. They question everything down to their purpose, and if they influence the world around them in a positive way. They realize we are nothing but a domesticated species, like dogs, serving corporate masters who rule the world and that we are so far from our roots that our lives as individuals could hardly ever mean something. And if there is a God, it likely hates us for everything we do. To an intelligent mind, material and money mean very little. Achieving it only to realize it does not change the hollowness inside or the sense of wanting to belong. Then feeling worse for having achieved wealth others only dream about to not know how to use it in a "normal" way. To them, success is something ethereal, something that cannot be measured or packaged in a middle class neighborhood and sold as a dream. It's to find a purpose in a world that tries to strip you of every piece of your individuality, while still submitting to it's norms enough to get by monetarily and be a presentable person. But they never feel they can belong, for even in times of bonding with friends, they find their minds elsewhere - in ideas and possibilities, things that do not yet exist. To talk about the newest TV show, or what Janet did at work yesterday is an insult to them, a waste of their short time here. But all they want like anyone else is to feel loved, so they subject their soul to the torture of a normal life in order to maintain bonds with those close to them. "All my homies philosophers" Mac says in "Inside Outside". And he's right. All his homies are philosophers. Q, Ab Soul, Earl Sweatshirt. Listen to their lyrics. They are all depressed, because they all see the world for what it is - not rainbows and sunshine. The common misconception is that drugs are the cause of this depression. I disagree. They may fuel it, and create a feedback loop that is easy to get trapped in, but the real cause of any depression is intelligence. Furthermore, I think it is the modern man's struggle. Sure, we no longer have to hunt food, or worry about diseases. But we now have the free time to question our very purpose here - a painful exercise that could not have been possible thousands of years ago because we were too busy farming or hunting. As a result, we find people who are born into Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs with everything they could ask for from a physiological side, but no guidance mentally or spiritually whatsoever. It sounds stupid, but our free time and our awareness are simultaneously our greatest assets and our largest enemies.

    Wata shinoWata shino22 gün önce
    • i resonate with this on a whole other level. often times it feels like i’m an truly alone and mac is my only friend or person that understands me because everyone else around me is just “normal.” so reading thru this and comments alike gives me hope that one day in my personal life i can meet someone like me, someone like us and have that human connection and talk about all the crazy beautiful stuff called life.

      69Board69Board4 gün önce
    • This is an incredibly insightful, compassionate and well thought out comment. Kudos to you friend. 👍🏻

      cityandgirlcityandgirl7 gün önce
    • Insightful, analytical, and poignant. Beautifully written. Your intellect rules the internet this day, friend.

      Rey ParkerRey Parker14 gün önce
    • well there is a lot of truth inside this

      hqpkomahhqpkomah18 gün önce
    • Wata shino too real

      AlpacalypseAlpacalypse19 gün önce
Mac Miller - Circles ALBUM REVIEW