Watching Movies with the Sound Off
Mac Miller - Watching Movies with the Sound Off
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2013 Rank: #524 / 939
User Score
Based on 73 ratings
June 18, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rostrum Records / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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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. 

Jun 4, 2017
mickal
78
dont @ me!
Jan 17, 2017
BuffaloStaple
60
Whilst there are a few awesome moments here and there, mostly due to great production, overall I can't say I was impressed with this album, Mac just isn't that compelling of an emcee at the end of the day, and I think that's what kills most of his projects for me. But again, I got a small handful of cool tracks from this, so i'm not too mad.
Nov 5, 2016
swagkonyjohnson
77
A solid project, in which we witnessed Mac Miller's graduation into an artist that hip-hop could take seriously. His lyrics, subject matter, and production were darker and much more mature compared to his early mixtapes and first album, perhaps a product of hanging out with some of modern hip-hop's best rappers, like Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler. He struggled to maintain a charismatic and compelling voice, and he isn't a great singer, but overall Mac produced an album that really set the tone for ... read more
May 6, 2015
Scotty
72
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.
Mar 25, 2015
Z.Younk
55
Better lyrical content than he's had, which isn't saying much.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#12/Complex
#27/Clash
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)
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, erik, philthy


Added on: June 1, 2013