13 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On “Hurt Feelings,” the second song from his fifth studio album, Swimming, Mac Miller raps, “I paid the cost to see apostrophes, that means it’s mine/Keep to myself, taking my time.” The Pittsburgh-born MC has always been clever; on Swimming, he's also direct—particularly about the distance he’s kept from the public eye following a high-profile breakup and other troubles. But this isn't a breakup album; Miller says Swimming is a more complete picture of his life. “I'm just talking about things that I'm proud of myself for, things I'm afraid of, or things that are just thoughts and emotions,” he told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “And I'm like, 'Why is this interesting?'” That same curiosity is freeing for Miller, who leans further into the singing he displayed on The Divine Feminine. Production-wise, he’s riding ultra-funky basslines courtesy of Thundercat and an altogether jazzy and danceable set overseen by producer Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On “Hurt Feelings,” the second song from his fifth studio album, Swimming, Mac Miller raps, “I paid the cost to see apostrophes, that means it’s mine/Keep to myself, taking my time.” The Pittsburgh-born MC has always been clever; on Swimming, he's also direct—particularly about the distance he’s kept from the public eye following a high-profile breakup and other troubles. But this isn't a breakup album; Miller says Swimming is a more complete picture of his life. “I'm just talking about things that I'm proud of myself for, things I'm afraid of, or things that are just thoughts and emotions,” he told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “And I'm like, 'Why is this interesting?'” That same curiosity is freeing for Miller, who leans further into the singing he displayed on The Divine Feminine. Production-wise, he’s riding ultra-funky basslines courtesy of Thundercat and an altogether jazzy and danceable set overseen by producer Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
953 Ratings

953 Ratings

Logan_c ,

I don't need to lie no more

Malcolm James McCormick, I listened to this album nonstop before you died. Now I listen to it in my head, it breaks my heart to know it's the last you'll ever make. I'll miss delusional Thomas , I'll miss larry fisherman, and Mac Miller. Thanks for everything.

J777triple nutsack ,

Mac if you read this

Self Care is something I feel for. I love that you express moving on and treating yourself better. I’ll be listening to this album for years to come. God only knows how much you helped me with GO:OD morning. So I know this album is going to inspire me to be more than just an artist. I hope we meet one day so I can help you in your time of struggle like you are doing for me everyday you make a song. God speed. “Barry The Mongoose”

valdy ,

Greatest rapper of all time

We on the same trip we just got different baggage

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