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Circles

Mac Miller

Circles

Posthumous release of the sixth album from the Pittsburgh rapper produced was completed by Jon Brion.

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Warner
UK Release date
17/01/2020
US Release date
17/01/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Like its predecessor, ‘Swimming’, the album is drenched in languorous grooves and buzzy synths – only here, Miller sounds more at peace with himself
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    There's a sense of growth and lessons learned. These are the marks of a life well-lived, however short
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  3. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    On Circles, Mac Miller found his heaven, and it looked a lot like everyday life with the simple things
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    Even in parting, he’s powering forward
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Circles showed his music was reaching new heights. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   NME

    The late rapper, who died in 2018, is subject to a moving tribute that underlines the stunning progress he achieved in his short career
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  7. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    While the songs are among some of the best he has crafted, Circles fits in perfectly to Miller’s oeuvre and will possibly give some of his most ardent fans a chance to say goodbye
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Two years after his death at the age of 26, the US rapper’s final album is occasionally playful, but dominated by introspection
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Circles continues Miller’s searching musical journey, adding elements of soft rock, pop and more to emo-rap: the result is beguiling and natural
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  10. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Much of Circles is sung rather than rapped, his relaxed tones particularly moving over gently plucked guitar on the title track
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  11. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The first posthumous album from Mac Miller plays like a companion piece to Swimming. It’s an optimistic epilogue to the life of an aspirational artist
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  12. 7.0 |   All Music

    Yet another reminder of lost potential and a life cut tragically short
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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    He was growing as an artist, exploring sorrow while remaining unwaveringly optimistic
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  14. 6.0 |   The FT

    The rapper’s dreamy posthumous release reveals glimpses of a troubled reality
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