Mac Miller - Circles ALBUM REVIEW

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    Circles is the finest musical send-off any Mac Miller fan could have asked for.
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Comments • 80

  • J C
    J C Day ago

    this album saved my life

  • Salmon 42 Times
    Salmon 42 Times 2 days ago

    Melon, Melon, Melon.

  • Nicholas Farland
    Nicholas Farland 4 days ago

    I’ve listened to this album everyday on the way to work since it came out.

  • CandyGloss
    CandyGloss 5 days ago

    He’s still posting tho

  • Sergiu Cătălin Coprean

    Aaron Ramsey killed Mac Miller

  • loulou
    loulou 13 days ago

    Hey, my needledroppers. Yo what’s the first album in the background ?

  • Parker
    Parker 16 days ago

    Love seeing that George clanton album on your wall!!

  • Luke Snyder
    Luke Snyder 17 days ago

    should be a 10/10 ur opinion is invalid idk why anyone listens to you

  • MarkB 1181
    MarkB 1181 18 days ago

    Swimming's most certainly a masterpiece. Been playing Circles on a steady clip since it's release. Anthony I don't get you on most of this. Salutes for the ending though 💯💯🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • uhHuhYeahMe2
    uhHuhYeahMe2 18 days ago

    what?? surf is amazing

  • Saint Zara
    Saint Zara 20 days ago

    someone tell Fantano to review Drippin So Pretty’s Die For You

  • River Potter
    River Potter 21 day ago

    Take some lsd and nitrous and listen to the album and then talk to me about this album

  • Spikie X
    Spikie X 21 day ago

    This guy really talks shit huh

  • r a
    r a 21 day ago +1

    Melon is the only American I have ever heard pronounce the word Melbourne correctly

  • DaftWalk
    DaftWalk 21 day ago

    Anthony redeemed himself after giving a 3/10 for Swimming.

  • Tyler
    Tyler 21 day ago +1

    Im shocked that you gave swimming a 3/10 but you know people have different tastes in music.

  • Windwalker
    Windwalker 25 days ago

    2 above faces LOOOOL yeah right fantaner

  • Léo Rouffet
    Léo Rouffet 26 days ago

    What are the requirements to decide if a rap album is good or not ?

  • Craag
    Craag 26 days ago

    I think he should do another review of swimming knowing abt the drugs

  • Brendan K
    Brendan K 27 days ago

    Came here thinking you would trash this album, but seeing your delivery of your review for each song and how much it pains you to talk about it after his passing and the emotions of the song made me realize you really do truly care about the artists. I suppose this was mostly ignorance on my part, I always see clips of you bashing my favorite albums but I think most of the time I get annoyed because you have so much detail and data and information as well as a background in this stuff so most of the time your reviews are very coherent and can't really be disputed. Regardless, you've earned a subscriber, I really appreciate everything you do and I sincerely loved this video and your review. Thank you.

  • J-Rod Musik
    J-Rod Musik 28 days ago

    Tbh I was a little bored by it. Which is a shame, cuz I think mac def had some better vocal performances in circles than swimming. I just felt like a lot of songs went nowhere and I found myself staring at the time code.

  • Shahariar Shahed
    Shahariar Shahed Month ago

    Why is it included in pop reviews?

  • Glen Mch
    Glen Mch Month ago

    You looking limp my man you need to go out and get some fresh air and speak with your chest.

  • jose a
    jose a Month ago

    OMG ITS LOGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hero in the making
    Hero in the making Month ago

    Mac Miller Is soy boy music

  • David
    David Month ago

    Still not forgetting the fact you gave Swimming a fucking 3 you piece of shit

  • tmnm1994
    tmnm1994 Month ago

    You’re such a snob. Acting like your taste is superior. That you didn’t like swimming says enough of your taste in music, it’s shit.

  • tmnm1994
    tmnm1994 Month ago


    • Spam singles
      Spam singles 27 days ago

      Except he did...maybe you should get your facts straight

    • moti
      moti Month ago

      he did...

  • KRAS40 PRAS40
    KRAS40 PRAS40 Month ago

    Why is this not on ur loved list?

  • Bradley Armstrong
    Bradley Armstrong Month ago

    On second thought, I'm lowering my score to a 7/10, because Mac's voice started grating on me after half a dozen listens. I still like everything else about it, though.

  • Boss Lax316
    Boss Lax316 Month ago

    Album wasn't good

  • Robology
    Robology Month ago

    Hi melon 🍉

    THE iLLUSTRATXR Month ago

    man, you're full of shit
    you didn't appreciate his songs

  • Nathan Solomon
    Nathan Solomon Month ago

    The Ariana Grande vocals on I Can See are utterly heartbreaking, rest easy Malcolm James McCormick you will be missed.

  • Mrbigweeknee
    Mrbigweeknee Month ago


  • Alec Lund
    Alec Lund Month ago +5

    The songs i've had on replay ever since the album came out: Circles, Complicated, Blue World, Good News, Everybody, Hand Me Downs and surf.
    Overall really enjoyed the whole album.

  • Nathan Carter
    Nathan Carter Month ago

    Oh wow, finally giving Mac a fair score!

  • David Allsopp
    David Allsopp Month ago

    great review

  • wilky
    wilky Month ago +2

    Faces re review!!

  • Matt Nash
    Matt Nash Month ago +1

    I’m genuinely trying to understand this review. I honestly believe swimming and circles are very nearly on par. Even though others might disagree, I still can’t see Swimming being a 3 and Circles being nearly THREE times better?

    • Toro Totoro
      Toro Totoro Month ago

      im betting Mac's death had to do with the scores

  • nintendodungeon
    nintendodungeon Month ago +3

    “I can see” is my favorite track :/

  • Q Patriot
    Q Patriot Month ago +1

    Now go back and re-do Swimming you bandwagon soyboy-tano

  • Johnny Mitnick
    Johnny Mitnick Month ago

    jabroni review, why cant u review for what it is without just comparing to other pieces of work. anyone who views art like this i feel bad for

  • bc_77
    bc_77 Month ago

    This album is beautiful. It’s a great ending to an amazing story. Rip Mac. The first hip hop song I ever listened to was Koolaid and frozen pizza.. thank you bro.

  • Ryan Santos
    Ryan Santos Month ago


  • Kyle Tanner
    Kyle Tanner Month ago

    Big Bright Eyes fan, and I heard a lot of similar themes in Mac's music, as I seen in Conor's Music, at least with this album. Just felt like that was validated when you drew comparisons to M. Ward and Elliott Smith.

  • Faolen Smith
    Faolen Smith Month ago +1

    i appreciate your review but did you really expect mac to make a song about camping in the woods having a bonding experience with his uncle?

  • Don J
    Don J Month ago

    That’s just one person hating on macs album check the billboards he’s killing it

  • K-swizzle 670
    K-swizzle 670 Month ago

    slatthony slattano

  • Evan Flick
    Evan Flick Month ago

    Review loving- if I am only my thoughts

  • Evz
    Evz Month ago

    I think Circles is a beautiful and honestly perfect companion to Swimming. Mac Miller meant a lot to me, I grew up with him and his music, he might even be my favorite artist of all time. He’s impacted me the most and his music has been the soundtrack to my life in a way.
    I’m just grateful and feel lucky to be able to hear new music from Mac again. This record is incredible and I give so much thanks to Mac’s family and Jon Brion for the care they gave this. It honored his legacy perfectly and was refreshing to see in an industry who exploits artists in death constantly.
    Sonically this album felt like a Prince or Elton John record and really showcases the evolution of Mac’s sound, growth as an artist and development as a musician. He was just scratching the surface musically of what he was gonna become and reaching an artistic space, many aren’t capable of in this genre.
    So many songs hit deep on this one and are painful to hear, from the lyrics to the ultimate narrative of the album. It’s almost like Mac knew, but the peace within this gorgeous sonic art piece of music and the self awareness was incredible to listen to. RIP to Mac 92 Till Infinity Forever, thanks for giving him and this project the respect it deserved. Just wish his other projects and him in general would’ve got that respect while he was still here. Much love man.

  • Flopfist
    Flopfist Month ago

    Said perfectly Anthony

  • Zachariah Dirazonian

    @theneedledrop this is the biggest comment of your life. Enjoy

  • EndZiiel
    EndZiiel Month ago +1

    the album is pretty dead

  • Void Sauce
    Void Sauce Month ago

    I think Fantano finally "gets" Mac.

  • AJ Gyampoh
    AJ Gyampoh Month ago

    WOAH FR????

  • Josh Lavigne
    Josh Lavigne Month ago

    Has it ever crossed your mind that he may have called this Circles because he saw your review of Macadelic, where you describe him as 'going around in circles'?

  • T C
    T C Month ago +2

    I gladly agree that the aspect of Mac Miller's voice in the foreground was a great idea and makes the LP intimate. But it simply can't be compared to Swimming. Swimming is coherent, full of details / ornaments, yes, also groovy, diverse, surprising.. It sounds full and is resonant, it surrounds, embeds you.
    A lot of Circles is (well, conveniently) repetetive, sometimes the leftover elements are primitively thrown together and complemented only artificially. As far as one could know, he was quite perfectionist and I'm not able to imagine that he wouldn't have changed so so much about this record still - lyrics, PERCUSSION ELEMENTS, voice layers..
    Complicated and I Can See are strictly bad songs to me, lost pieces not well tied together, not flattering his voice..
    I've grown to like Hands, Woods (except those drums..) and Hand Me Downs and liked Good News from the beginning. Everyone is an awesome cover. But that's it.
    I am relieved you acknowledged his singing more in this review even if it's ironic, because on swimming it was much more elaborated. Seems to me you should listen to it again and recognize the completeness of it.
    My humble, but certain opinion. Maybe it's the respect towards Mac Miller and that he didn't have any final says, not even about all the songs being chosen for this album. Maybe I'm just still very sad!

  • Andrew Galloway
    Andrew Galloway Month ago

    I've been on this planet for thirty-something shit years and Swimming is fast becoming one of my most listened to albums.

  • kartinchamp
    kartinchamp Month ago

    Complicated was by far my favorite off Circles. I'm surprised so many claim to dislike swimming though. It seemed to have more variation yet still unified as an album. Circles just seems sad and I feel like it lacks the finishing touches Mac would have been able to put on it had he still been here. That's the catch-22 of post-humous releases. You've got other people's hands on your work and you can't do anything about it.

  • T Marzoni
    T Marzoni Month ago

    You had a girl wish you knocked her up, so I could meet your son and talk you up.

  • Ross Howard-Hildige

    anthony you didn't have to say Circles was a Miller li- nah, this is too much. That unrecorded final third of the trilogy will always be one of the great what-could-of-been albums in history. It's in the Dream Library of could have been now. What a suitably sick album to finish on. Bittersweet, but so sweet

    • Exalt
      Exalt Month ago

      Thank you for not making those overused joke comments, I agree with what you said too. Jon Brion did an amazing job for the final album of Mac's career, couldn't have ended it off any better.

  • Iris Juhasz
    Iris Juhasz Month ago

    I think my favorites off of the album were Blue World and Good News. Blue World's production is gorgeous and Good News lyricism is almost haunting.

  • Alex Pollard
    Alex Pollard Month ago

    Huge Mac fan.. this album is not good

    • Exalt
      Exalt Month ago

      Why do you feel the need to include that you're a Mac fan or not? Of course you can be a fan of Mac and like or dislike the music he makes. I respect your opinion but there's no need to add that in my guy.

  • RegularRy
    RegularRy 2 months ago +1

    re-review swimming, u know u fucked up on that one

  • B3T0
    B3T0 2 months ago

    Ok calvo

  • ZwienerZ
    ZwienerZ 2 months ago +1

    That’s On Me reminded me of an Elliot Smith song.

  • Hemal Kantawala
    Hemal Kantawala 2 months ago

    Please review alessia cara the pains of glowing 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Childishwolfgang
    Childishwolfgang 2 months ago +370

    I’ll never understand why you rated swimming so poorly.

    • XO The Host
      XO The Host 14 days ago +2

      Amalga I thought GO:OD AM was that project.

    • Spikie X
      Spikie X 21 day ago

      Me 2

    • James Ofomah-Parry
      James Ofomah-Parry 27 days ago

      @John G or he doesn't really like the album

    • Amalga
      Amalga Month ago +17

      @Kenneth Davis To be fair he changed his mind significantly on Faces, he gave it a 6 initially when he reviewed it initially but since then it made his top 200 albums of the decade list and he's stated he swore he gave it a 7 at least, it was his favorite Mac project prior to this one

    • Kenneth Davis
      Kenneth Davis Month ago +2

      Same with faces. This guy's fucked in the head

  • Huntor9
    Huntor9 2 months ago +130

    How does he like this album and hate Swimming... it makes zero sense...

    • YG Lizlum
      YG Lizlum 2 days ago +1

      Ragnar “used to wanna be a superhero, fly around in a cape catching bad guys. Now my head underwater and I ain’t in the shower and I ain’t gettin baptized.” Generic lyrics?

    • Michael Pulis
      Michael Pulis 9 days ago +4

      @Ragnar Ladders is forgettable? Are you a severe dementia patient? It's one of the grooviest tracks on the album

    • anjo_hn 25
      anjo_hn 25 11 days ago

      ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED circles is literally the companion album to swimming. swimming in circles is the same project

    • Matthew Elam
      Matthew Elam 24 days ago

      @Ragnar This basically. Circles really feels like it took a more dynamic, mature approach to the sound that Swimming was attempting and it paid off. Much more engaging album.

    • hi cj
      hi cj 25 days ago +1

      Awful is a terrible way to describe swimming

  • Luke Davidson
    Luke Davidson 2 months ago +2

    Hand me downs is fucking fire

  • yaboi stephen
    yaboi stephen 2 months ago

    Bro, I can see is literally the best song

  • Mike dizzle
    Mike dizzle 2 months ago

    Wow so interesting to watch him over-analyze and mistakenly categorize shit and then applaud the most simplistic thing he ever put out I wish people who are music critics actually had to have some Talent so we could rely on The credibility

    • Mike dizzle
      Mike dizzle Month ago

      @Exalt point taken

    • Exalt
      Exalt Month ago +1

      The major flaw of what you're saying is that you need to be educated on music to be able to understand and criticize music. Even if that were to be true, he does know shit about music theory, you're just judging off of what he said about the album to assume he doesn't have talent which apparently equals credibility. Keep in mind that this is his own opinion, whether you like it or not, this is the way he views the album. Your meaning of "over-analyzing" can mean surface level aspects that fantano acknowledges.

      All I'm saying, anybody can be criticized no matter who you are or what you know.

  • Navid Khan
    Navid Khan 2 months ago

    No one likes the things that come out of your mouth.
    Or the place your mouth is on.

  • Shauna Sourdiff
    Shauna Sourdiff 2 months ago

    Honestly fuck anyone’s “review” on macs music. He is one of the greatest of all time. Have your opinion but a whole ass TheXvid video review of the album is a waste of time. Why can’t people have their opinions without broadcasting them. Listen to the album, analyze it, be inspired and stfu.

  • not a sim
    not a sim 2 months ago


  • Saturn
    Saturn 2 months ago

    what was that big word he said before album he said it like it was a genre or something i couldn’t tell what he said

    • Saturn
      Saturn Month ago

      Ya that was exactly what I was talking about, I’ve yet to hear that word before this video lol, thanks

    • yeah
      yeah Month ago

      Do you mean posthumous? That's not a genre, that means concieved/occuring after death

  • H2O
    H2O 2 months ago

    I've watched a lot of music reviews from you over the times but I just had to leave a comment for this one thank you for this.

  • Nikki Lee
    Nikki Lee 2 months ago

    When are you doing Manic? All of the critics seem to love it, so I was hoping maybe you would give it a review.

  • Danno Lemu
    Danno Lemu 2 months ago

    whats the name of the album on vinyl in the top right?