The Divine Feminine

Mac Miller - The Divine Feminine
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #696 / 1004
User Score
2016 Rank: #402
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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
Exclaim!

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

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
The Young Folks
Mac trades frat-boy charisma for neo soul with dabbles of house music thanks to production from the likes of Dam-Funk, Pomo, and MusicManTy.
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.

70
Spectrum Culture

Miller makes a pretty compelling case for his concoction of women’s love and galactic philosophy, even if he has yet to really figure out what he actually means by that.

70
Gigwise

This is without doubt Mac’s most in-depth concept album to date. Braving the storm that is admitting to being smitten in a testosterone-driven music genre, this is Mac Miller’s 808s & Heartbreak.

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.

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.

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

MinatoArisato
50

Kind of weak, definitely way too long and stretched out, we do at least hear some of the funky and jazzier sound used here that would go on to make Swimming the fantastic album that it is.

Best Track: Dang!
Worst Track: Skin

Diegocar17
38

This review really hurts. I wanted to like this record, but damn I just couldn't. I feel like Mac is trying too hard to make sexy songs, but it didn't work in my opinion. There's a high amount of corny bars in every track, and I didn't like the fact that he is trying to be romantic in some sort of way but he talks about lust a little to much. He gets carried by the production in almost every track. He uses very similar flows everytime. Some songs are so long, like why make "We" that ... read more

86

always great

ChinoVera22
90

Conceptualmente impecable. Algo hermoso forjó Mac acá, placer auditivo.

71

Overall the album isn't great. It has decent highs and sleep inducing lows. Mac Miller has a tendency to fall flat in terms of tempo and flows, while oversexualizing everything to an uncomfortable degree in the worse songs, while having a captivating flow and amazingly emotional lyrics in the better songs, even when those songs have an upbeat tempo. The first 5 or so songs seem to have an overarching narrative, but then it seems like he repeats the things he's said in the last 5. This album is ... read more

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Track List

1Congratulations
4:16
feat. Bilal
87
2Dang!
5:05
91
3Stay
5:26
81
4Skin
4:47
75
5Cinderella
8:00
82
6Planet God Damn
3:11
feat. Njomza
72
7Soulmate
4:32
72
8We
5:19
75
9My Favorite Part
3:36
81
10God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty
8:20
84
Total Length: 52 minutes

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Added on: July 28, 2016