Macklemore - GEMINI
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Based on 9 reviews
2017 Ratings: #693 / 717
User Score
Based on 98 ratings
2017 Ratings: #656
September 22, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

While some fans might prefer Macklemore with Lewis, Gemini is a reminder that before the multi-platinum singles, hit albums, and thrift shop threads, he could handle himself just fine.

67
Entertainment Weekly

Although it is uneven and feels longer than its 60 minutes, Gemini is held together by Macklemore’s Everydudeness and a loose mixtape quality.

60
Rolling Stone
Macklemore's first post-fame LP minus longtime partner Ryan Lewis finds the Seattle MC unburdened by stardom or the social concern that turns his woke anthems into online firestorms.
58
HipHopDX

With so many lows, Gemini can’t help but suffer. It’s a shame too because Macklemore crafted some genuinely good records without Lewis. He was onto something, but maybe he needed someone like Lewis to push back against those ill-advised ideas.

54
Pitchfork

Gemini ... is an album full of schlock that no one is asking us to pay attention to, and it signals that Macklemore wants, and deserves, to be left in peace.

50
A.V. Club

His relentless, corny positivity could’ve made Gemini a slightly less successful take on the “you’re beautiful the way you are” rap of Logic, Lil Yachty, and even Joey Bada$$, but the rapper’s sentimentality and kitchen-sink production ethos land the record alongside Katy Perry’s Witness in the post-Hamilton bargain bin.

exception
31
Before I get into the music, let me just say how confused I am as to why Macklemore chose to not work with Ryan Lewis. On the first LP these guys did together (which I still think is very solid and will stand by that statement), they were catapulted into the mainstream and found so much success, all while keeping a really positive image. Sure, Ryan Lewis might have been a workhorse, but he made some pretty great beats and brought out the best in Macklemore as well. Unfortunately, the same ... read more
itsyahboinoah
35
This is just sad how bad this was. I have no faith of Macklemore as an artist anymore. As to think i saw much potential of this guy with his debut EP and lesser extent "the heist" LP. Just quit while you at it mate.
magic_talpa
27
Straight points
- speakerboxxx tribute

Weak points
- THE REST
FearFlour
NR
Does it give you guys any ounce of pleasure listening to this shit? Is there even a single ounce of ironic joy? Or do you
just listen to drop a review? Serious question.

As for me I'm gonna give this one a hard pass. Might catch me later listening at 4am when I don't know who I am anymore.
AZIZ
35
Bloop bloop
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Track List

  1. Ain't Gonna Die Tonight (feat. Eric Nally)
  2. Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)
  3. Marmalade (feat. Lil Yachty)
  4. Willy Wonka (feat. Offset)
  5. Intentions (feat. Dan Caplen)
  6. Good Old Days (feat. Kesha)
  7. Levitate (feat. Otieno Terry)
  8. Firebreather (feat. Reignwolf)
  9. How To Play the Flute (feat. King Draino)
  10. Ten Million
  11. Over It (feat. Donna Missal)
  12. Zara (feat. Abir)
  13. Corner Store (feat. Dave B & Travis Thompson)
  14. Miracle (feat. Dan Caplen)
  15. Church (feat. Xperience)
  16. Excavate (feat. Saint Claire)
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