GO:OD AM

by Mac Miller

Released September 18, 2015 via REMember Music / Warner Bros. Records

Reviewed September 17, 2020

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Perfect Circle / God Speed (61%), 100 Grand Kids (56%), Weekend (35%)

Mac Miller’s first studio album with Warner Bros. Records was nothing short of spectacular. Following the masterpiece that was Faces, this album demonstrates near perfect execution and personally sits at the top of my enjoyment ranking for Mac. The album is well produced, balanced in terms of energy, and lyrically slept on. In 17 tracks, Mac drops bar after bar while connecting lyrical concepts across a wide range; he talks about money, drugs, and fame—which you’d expect—but he does so from the perspective of pain and struggle. Of course, this album still has your braggadocios songs like “Break the Law,” in which Mac is talking his shit and honestly just sounds dope. This album is Miller’s perfect culmination of swag, bars, production, and soul. There is no repetition or overused sounds and each beat is unique from one to the next, only to be linked by Miller’s mechanical style. – Daniel (9/10)

Like many of Mac Miller’s records that came both before and after, GO:OD AM is an imperfect snapshot into a complex mind. There is a lot to take in amongst the juggling act of introspective, troubled thoughts and care-free, confident victory laps. While clearly weighed down by his demons and his struggles with addiction, fame, and depression, Mac Miller is driven by a desire to break free from these chains and channel his enthusiasm into a more positive outlook on life. – Dominick (9/10)


Dominick: 9/10 | Alan: 8.6/10 | Pax: 8.3/10 | Daniel: 8.2/10 | Cam: 8/10

DeVán: 7/10 | Hadley: 7/10 | Jared: 7/10 | Enth: 6/10