Mac Miller – Watching Movies WIth The Sound Off [Review]

Watching Movies WIth The Sound Off

After finding a dark and mature sound on Macadelic, Mac Miller returns with his sophomore album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off with more features (There were no guests for the 16 tracks on Blue Slide Park) and self production. The album starts off strong with “The Star Room” and “Avian” continues into “Matches”, starts to lose steam after “Red Dot Music”,but goes into autopilot after “Watching Movies”. Also, while I was disappointed that Loaded Lux didn’t get to actually rap on the instrumental, his part was well welcomed on this album. I guess the last quarter of the album was for the soundtrack of the chick flick genre. With the exception of “Someone Like You”, the last few songs all sounded the same. Mac’s melancholy, depressive outlook on relationships have been entertaining in the past (and earlier on the album, “Objects In The Mirror” is one of my favorites even though I’m wishing it was the live version with The Internet instead of the studio) thanks to production but on here they sound boring thanks to the too slow jams and Mac’s over the top singing with no real lyrical composition.

Watching Movies WIth The Sound Off Review

Seriously, “REMember” can just completely disappear from the tracklisting, I couldn’t tell the difference between that song, “Youforia” and “Aquarium”. The bonus tracks, “Goosebumpz”, “O.K.”, and “Claymation” should have been featured in the bigger theatre on the album. I think this may win over some people that aren’t fans of Mac Miller because of the guest list, but as a fan I think this could have been a better album with lesser songs or at least some connection to the album title. “Watching Movies” was the only definite song that referred to the album title. Maybe Mac Miller’s life is the movie without sound and this album is the soundtrack in his head.

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Terrance Porter (Short-T) is a good kid from Ratchet City traveling through the world, searching for success with my Bachelor’s degree from LSU in Shreveport and open mind capable of expressing opinions on various topics and sharing life experiences. My preference as a rabid fan of original, abstract visuals and music is for my entertainment and therapy. I am a living contradiction as a people person that does not like people, meaning that I am social but I am also aware of others actions which is where most of my inspiration for writing comes from.
  • Mixy

    Honestly I listened to the album nd after track 4 I was like this could be good but by track 7 I was like where’s the climax it had no peak just got boring honestly and he mainly rap’s with no direction the feats are pretty good but I enjoyed the bonus cuts way more than the actual album 3/5 for me

    • Vic “Smoke” Damone

      Exactly.

  • Vic “Smoke” Damone

    Macadelic was so damn good, but this was a let down. Too much rambling about. There were a few standouts, but for the most part this was a pretty boring album

  • Chink

    Word? I thought this album was at least a 4/5. Lyrically and production-wise, Mac excelled. This project felt more complete than Macadelic to me.