Mac Miller ‎– Watching Movies With The Sound Off - 2016 Hip Hop 2LP

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Mac Miller ‎– Watching Movies With The Sound Off

Rostrum Records ‎– RSTRM245SE
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Black Vinyl
16 Dec 2016
Hip Hop


A1 The Star Room
Producer – Earl Sweatshirt

A2 Avian
Producer – Larry Fisherman

A3 I'm Not Real
Featuring – Earl SweatshirtProducer – randomblackdude

A4 S.D.S.
Producer – Flying Lotus

A5 Bird Call
Producer – Clams Casino



B1 Matches
Featuring – Ab-SoulProducer – ID Labs

B2 I Am Who Am (Killin' Time)
Featuring – Niki RandaProducer – AdoTheGod

B3 Objects In The Mirror
Producer – Pharrell*

B4 Red Dot Music
Featuring – Action BronsonProducer – The Alchemist*Vocals [Additional] – Loaded Lux



C1 Gees
Featuring – Schoolboy QProducer – Chuck Inglish

C2 Watching Movies
Producer – Larry Fisherman, Sap (4)

C3 Suplexes Inside Of Complexes And Duplexes
Producer – Larry FishermanVocals [Additional] – Jay Electronica

C4 REMember
Producer – Larry Fisherman

C5 Someone Like You
Producer – ID Labs, J. Hill (10)



D1 Aquarium
Producer – Larry Fisherman

D2 Youforia
Producer – Clams Casino

Bonus Tracks
D3 Goosebumpz
Producer – Diplo

D4 O.K.
Featuring – Tyler, The CreatorProducer – Tyler, The Creator

D5 Claymation
Featuring – Vinny RadioProducer – ID Labs




Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rostrum Records
Copyright (c) – Rostrum Records
Manufactured By – Ingrooves Music Group
Distributed By – Ingrooves Music Group
Design – Mac Miller
Executive-Producer – Benjy Grinberg
Mastered By – Chris Gehringer
Mixed By – E. Dan


t the Mac Miller of Watching Movies, who feels comfortable trading verses with rap nerd favorites like Jay Electronica and Action Bronson, largely succeeds in distancing himself from the guy peddling kiddie-pool deep rhymes about drinking 40s in front of the police just two years prior.

Miller’s Doom-esque witticisms are dispensed here over production that matches Wiz Khalifa’s 2012 cloud rap gambit O.N.I.F.C. for sheer druggy majesty. Miller handles a good portion of it himself, turning in loping circus music on “Avian” and eerie descending mellotron melodies on the absurdly titled “Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes”. “Aquarium” stir fries tUnE-yArDs' “Powa”, churning out a slow-building and hypnotic barn-burner replete with massive drums and tasteful strings. The rest of Watching Movies’ production is farmed out to blunted Cali hip-hop luminaries like Flying Lotus and Alchemist as well as emerging production talents like Clams Casino and Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt. Lengthy passages of stately, ephemeral soundscapes give Watching Movies the feel of a quixotic vision quest with Miller playing the role of the wizened sherpa.

The hazy sprawl of Watching Movies also gives Mac a chance to dart outside the boundaries of hip-hop a little. He ditches rapping on a few cuts, exposing a singing voice in line with the Mark Everett school of coarse-throated, disembodied vocalisms on the oceanic Clams Casino assisted “Youforia” and Pharrell’s gossamer “Objects in the Mirror”. Both are lightweight love songs that make up for what they occasionally lack in lyrical profundity with an open armed earnestness. He one-ups both with “REMember”, a letter to a fallen friend full of heartsick what-if scenarios (“You had a girl, I kinda wish you knocked her up/ So I could meet your son and talk you up”) and frank talk about the therapeutic power of crying. All three are instances of Miller imparting stories that dig deeper than the bedroom boasts and quests for weed that made up the bulk of his songwriting up to this point.

Watching Movies with the Sound Off is a quantum leap in artistry, but it’s not without faults;" (pitchfork)

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Black