Mac Miller - Circles ALBUM REVIEW
Circles is the finest musical send-off any Mac Miller fan could have asked for.
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  • Shahariar Shahed
    Shahariar Shahed

    Why is it included in pop reviews?

  • Glen Mch
    Glen Mch

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

  • jose a
    jose a

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

  • Hero in the making
    Hero in the making

    Mac Miller Is soy boy music

  • David

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

  • tmnm1994

    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


    • moti

      he did...


    Why is this not on ur loved list?

  • Bradley Armstrong
    Bradley Armstrong

    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

    Album wasn't good

  • Robology

    Hi melon 🍉

  • The Illustrator SA
    The Illustrator SA

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

  • Nathan Solomon
    Nathan Solomon

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

  • Mrbigweeknee


  • Alec Lund
    Alec Lund

    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. R.I.P

  • Nathan Carter
    Nathan Carter

    Oh wow, finally giving Mac a fair score!

  • Kenneth Davis
    Kenneth Davis

    I don't even know why you're rating this album after the disrespect you showed to faces and swimming. If you actually opened those cauliflowers on the side of your head and maybe listened to the projects more than once. You would see how lyrical Mac was. Fucking fool

    • Kenneth Davis
      Kenneth Davis

      @Ol' Whippersnapper and you were never anyone, get use to it

    • Ol' Whippersnapper
      Ol' Whippersnapper

      He was never lyrical

  • David Allsopp
    David Allsopp

    great review

  • wilky

    Faces re review!!

  • Matt Nash
    Matt Nash

    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

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

  • nintendodungeon

    “I can see” is my favorite track :/

  • Q Patriot
    Q Patriot

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

  • Johnny Mitnick
    Johnny Mitnick

    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

    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


  • Kyle Tanner
    Kyle Tanner

    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

    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

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

  • K-swizzle 670
    K-swizzle 670

    slatthony slattano

  • Evan Flick
    Evan Flick

    Review loving- if I am only my thoughts

  • Evz

    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

    Said perfectly Anthony

  • Zachariah Dirazonian
    Zachariah Dirazonian

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

  • EndZiiel

    the album is pretty dead

  • Void Sauce
    Void Sauce

    I think Fantano finally "gets" Mac.

  • AJ Gyampoh
    AJ Gyampoh

    WOAH FR????

  • Josh Lavigne
    Josh Lavigne

    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

    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

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

  • kartinchamp

    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

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

  • Ross Howard-Hildige
    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

      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

    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

    Huge Mac fan.. this album is not good

    • Exalt

      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

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

  • B3T0

    Ok calvo

  • ZwienerZ

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

  • Hemal Kantawala
    Hemal Kantawala

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

  • Childishwolfgang

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

    • Amalga

      @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

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

    • Yetanotherpixelartist

      @John G or he just didn't like it, that sounds more reasonable

    • restlessmad1

      I know! Swimming to me was his best album... and I’ve listened to Mac since K.I.D.S.

    • Friendly Guy
      Friendly Guy

      John G orrrr he just has different opinions and different tastes in music.

  • Huntor9

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

    • Ragnar

      Swimming isn't horrible, but honestly it's a 5/10 for me. The only great tracks are 2009, Small Worlds and Come Back To Earth Dunno, Ladders and Perfecto are incredibly forgettable with bad singing and bland instrumentals. The rest of the track list is okay, but Conversation Pt. 1 or Jet Fuel for example just have some of the most generic lyrics I've heard in a while

    • Luke Torrini
      Luke Torrini

      @ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED How is swimming horrible?

    • Andreas Löfstedt
      Andreas Löfstedt

      @trashmid gottem. Good work sir

    • trashmid

      @ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED sWiMiMinG iS aWfUl. small dick energy bro


      Cause they’re 2 different albums, Swimming is awful, Circles is pretty good

  • Luke Davidson
    Luke Davidson

    Hand me downs is fucking fire

  • yaboi stephen
    yaboi stephen

    Bro, I can see is literally the best song

  • Mike dizzle
    Mike dizzle

    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

      @Exalt point taken

    • Exalt

      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

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

  • Shauna Sourdiff
    Shauna Sourdiff

    Honestly fuck anyone’s “review” on macs music. He is one of the greatest of all time. Have your opinion but a whole ass TR-my 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.

    • Bob Jim Bob Jim
      Bob Jim Bob Jim

      He gave him a great review wdym

  • not a sim
    not a sim


  • Saturn

    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

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

    • yeah

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

  • H2O

    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

    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

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

    • bruh moment
      bruh moment

      George Clanton - Slide

  • Dumpster Jedi
    Dumpster Jedi

    Swimming, in my opinion, was at least a 7/10. Sometimes I'd rate it a 9/10. Both albums are solid 8/10, leaning to 8.5/10. RIP Mac, at least he's resonating peacefully with the cosmos rn, a solid legacy left behind, and Circles, as in the song not the album, felt like his last goodbye. The rest of the album was a last hurrah, wishing us happy lives and hoping that everyone he touched could one day share that love to those they knew. Rest in Peace, my Prince.

  • Rada J
    Rada J

    I’ve listened to this album 30x... hits so fucking hard. Deserves every recording award. MAC was on his way, way way up.

  • Oscar Galindo
    Oscar Galindo

    This guy gave Mac millers album a higher score than Eminem's new album. Omfg music nerd my ass.

    • Oscar Galindo
      Oscar Galindo

      @Exalt I did watch them all in entirety there's songs I dont like either but as a whole I believe it's better than Mac Millers.

    • Exalt

      Not sure if you watched each review in it's entirely but, Eminem's new album was average. With a couple handful of decent songs, there are still songs on that album that aren't up to his standards or are just straight up bad. But that's common with project's runtime is over an hour or have a bunch of songs. One of the reasons why it wasn't that good. Mac's album on the other hand, doesn't overstay it's welcome and each song is made sure to sound finalized and complete, especially because this is a posthumous album. It's known that we will never know what Mac wanted but to the best of Jon Brion's ability, he gave us a cohesive album while having one of Mac's best lyricism and delivery to date. You can enjoy an album more than the other, in this case, you enjoy Eminem's album over Mac's album which is completely fine. But you can't bash fantano just because he enjoys Mac's over Eminem's album. And you seem to just care about the scores instead of just listening to what fantano has to say about the albums. I assure you, not everything you are going to agree with, but you have his explanations as to why he gave the score he did. A music nerd indeed :)

  • Ian Sullivan
    Ian Sullivan

    How is faces better than divine feminine?????

    • Licorice Laces
      Licorice Laces


  • Jean Paul LaPierre
    Jean Paul LaPierre

    is this the first good rating you've given mac?

    • Exalt

      Licorice Laces yea but he gave it a 6

    • Licorice Laces
      Licorice Laces

      @Exalt In his top albums of the decade video he said he thought he gave it a 7

    • Exalt

      @Licorice Laces Faces was a 6. But still close.

    • Licorice Laces
      Licorice Laces

      He gave Faces and Good AM a 7

  • ULT Arthem
    ULT Arthem

    i hadnt watched an Anthony video for who knows how long and i didnt expect to finish watching one again with tears in my eyes. i didnt feel any sense of nostalgia until he concluded the review where i realized this would be the last mac album he’ll ever review again. i remember listening to albums whenever i can just to refer to what anthony had to say and mac’s album reviews were what id always anticipated for. i still listen to alot of music but in a different scape and watching this really took me back. love u melonhead 💙

  • Email' s
    Email' s

    The beat on blue world is absolutely astonishing

  • James Sutkowski
    James Sutkowski

    He wouldn’t have given this as good of a score if Mac didn’t die. Sad that that’s prob true. Be genuine Fantano

    • Licorice Laces
      Licorice Laces

      He tore apart the posthumous X and Lil Peep projects

  • MirroredSmoke

    8:37 “ Please don’t cry” Well it’s a little late for that Fantano 😭😭😭

  • Majoris :v
    Majoris :v

    this means that mac miller’s first posthumous album ever is best than every posthumous x album combined

    • Brighton Demitropoulos
      Brighton Demitropoulos

      Yeah this was a finished album xs dumbass label through a bunch of old snippets together and called it a album so I don’t know what point you are trying to prove