- Watching Movies with the Sound Off

Mac Miller - Watching Movies with the Sound Off
CRITIC SCORE
71
Based on 12 reviews
2013 Rank: #456 / 897
USER SCORE
74
Based on
53 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
HipHopDX

Miller doesn’t pander for a clear cut radio single, nor does he let the fear of Internet backlash obstruct his experimental approach. 

70
AllMusic

Without the hooks or the lofty lyrics, the album seems made exclusively for Miller's fans or those who right-click indie rap mixtape links on the daily. 

70
NME

Now in possession of a clearer sense of his own identity, the stoned haze of cloud-rap engulfs Miller’s rhymes as he undercuts the fug with animated lyrics and a keen sense of humour

70
Pitchfork

Watching Movies with the Sound Off is a quantum leap in artistry, but it’s not without faults; the album’s about three songs too long, and a couple of the tracks in the back end just plain run together.

70
PopMatters

Miller remains the one part of the equation that’s a bit of a hard sell, even as he releases what is clearly one of independent hip-hop’s most inspired, balanced albums through the first half of 2013.

70
Consequence of Sound

Watching Movies is Miller’s most enduring, and endearing, project yet. 

Scotty
75
Mac switches up his style on this album compared to his previous ones and the change is definitely for the best. He has much deeper and more introspective lyrics, and also a better flow and style than before. The beats throughout are pretty great as well. Best tracks- Star Room, Bird Call, Matches, Red Dot Music, Watching Movies, and Suplexes Inside o Complexes and Duplexes. A welcome change in Mac's discography.
Z.Younk
64
Better lyrical content than he's had, which isn't saying much.
Zackauz
75
Best Tracks: The Star Room, I'm Not Real, Bird Call, Matches, I Am Who I Am, Red Dot Music, Suplexes Inside Of Complexes and Duplexes, Goosebumps
Worst Track: Gees
Overrated: S.D.S.
Underrated: Objects In The Mirror
95
Mac has grown up and made a spectacular album.
90
An amazing insight into Mac's current thoughts and feelings , portrayed through a canvas of spacious and vast beats
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DETAILS

June 18, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rostrum Records / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 27 - Clash
# 12 - Complex
Track List
  1. The Star Room
  2. Avian
  3. I'm Not Real (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
  4. S.D.S.
  5. Bird Call
  6. Matches (featuring Ab-Soul) 
  7. I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time) (featuring Niki Randa) 
  8. Objects in the Mirror
  9. Red Dot Music (featuring Action Bronson) 
  10. Gees (featuring Schoolboy Q) 
  11. Watching Movies
  12. Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes (featuring Jay Electronica) 
  13. Remember
  14. Someone Like You
  15. Aquarium
  16. Youforia
  17. Goosebumpz
  18. O.K. (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
  19. Claymation (featuring Vinny Radio)
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Added on: June 1, 2013