The Divine Feminine

Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #568 / 758
User Score
Based on 179 ratings
2016 Ratings: #456
September 16, 2016 / Release Date
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Warner Bros. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
At all times, Miller and his associates are on the same page. Another aspect that makes this the rapper's most fulfilling album is that all the lines about being saved and in awe seem to be expressed with as much ease as the anatomical references, like they're plain facts, not wrenching confessions.
80
XXL

All in all, The Divine Feminine is an experiment well done. Mac Miller’s creative mind explores the ins and outs of the modern relationship while maintaining a certain level of sophistication that can be considered timeless.

80
Exclaim!

It might not quite be groundbreaking, but it's a fun, captivating and endlessly playable listen.

78
Pitchfork
It’s easily his most intoxicating release yet, an odyssey of soulful compositions paring down his expansive and eclectic soundboard from the last few years into something distinctly cozy and pleasant.
76
HipHopDX
He’s taken risks with his sound and through his ceaseless experimentation, he’s now returned with his most concise and focused offering to date.
70
PopMatters

Mac Miller isn’t a good rapper, and he definitely can’t carry a note, though he tries to do that a lot on this one. However, he has a vision of what he wanted this album to sound like and then carried it through with all the right producers and features, which is a talent in and of itself.

60
The Guardian

Few lyrics are particularly arresting and there’s some mid-album filler as Miller struggles to add hooks to cosmic G-funk. But the whole thing sits in an enticing spot between the barbecue and the bedroom.

60
Rolling Stone

Miller's grown-ass beats clash with his juvenile boasts ("I just eat pussy, other people need food"), so he often ends up sounding like a well-meaning kid who can't stop putting his kicks up on the fancy furniture.

50
Consequence of Sound

After naming an album The Divine Feminine, it’s surprising that there’s so much focus on lust rather than love. The album could offer some really tender moments, but because they’re buried under lyrics that talk about nothing but sex, they’re lost.

40
The Needle Drop
Mac Miller gets all in his feelings on his latest album.
rosequartz
58
booooorriinngg like cool you have a gf doesnt excuse you from stretching out a mediocre song for like 6 minutes
PreeMo
62
I prefer this over Swimming...in 2016, Mac Miller didn't make anything better when it comes to his songwriting, but the melodic production and his delivery just have more life in them...and the prominent features also do their thing in a positive way...

Overall an effort I don't mind when it's played in the background...maybe I come back if I want to listen to some neo-soul, jazzy stuff...
theRoids
72
My first impressions of this album are very good. Got some Malibu vibes from this, which is awesome. I honestly didn't think Mac could pull off a full album of songs like this, but apparently he can. Very solid album overall.

Best Songs: Dang!, Stay, Cinderella, Favorite Part, God is Fair, Sexy Nasty

Worst Songs: Planet God Damn

Edit: Also just realized why I enjoy this much more than a lot of Mac's other projects - it's not ridiculously long and it doesn't overstay it's welcome.

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exception
32
what do you know, he's still not good.
BuffaloStaple
38
Eh, idk too sappy for me, I enjoy a good hip-hop love song here and there of course, but a whole album of them? not for me. Whilst Mac definitely seems to be in a very happy positive mental headspace atm and good for him and stuff, but a lot of the romantic bars on this thing were pretty cheesy and made this thing a tad bit more painful to get through than it should have been. The beats and features were really great though for the most part so props there, overall, a decent album, not mad at ... read more
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Track List

  1. Congratulations (feat. Bilal)
  2. Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)
  3. Stay
  4. Skin
  5. Cinderella (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  6. Planet God Damn (feat. Njomza)
  7. Soulmate
  8. We (feat. CeeLo Green)
  9. My Favorite Part (feat. Ariana Grande)
  10. God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
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