Make Some Noise.
June 18, 2013 was a big day for Hip-Hop releases. While Kanye and J.Cole were the more prominent products on the market, Mac Miller quietly released his second LP, Watching Movies With The Sound Off.
The easy Mac with the cheesy raps, showed lyrical growth and sparred with Action Bronson and Loaded Lux on The-Alchemist laced, “Red Dot Music”. Young Malcolm pays homage to his lost friend on “Remember” and faces regrets on “Objects In The Mirror”.
Experimenting with broader sounds, he mans the boards himself as Larry Fisherman on a majority of the project, but it’s “Aquarium” and “Avian” where his alter ego becomes the album’s MVP.
Like most flicks, this soundtrack had its sluggish moments (“Youforia”, “I’m Not Real”), but things pick right back up on the intoxicating “Gees” with ScHoolboy Q, “S.D.S.”, “Watching Movies” and “Goosebumpz”. This one deserves two thumbs up.—B.Dot