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Blue Slide Park by Mac Miller MAG

November 8, 2011
By lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

An up-and-coming hip hop artist from Pittsburgh, Mac Miller has finally graduated from high school mix tapes and released his highly anticipated freshman album, “Blue Slide Park.” The album features hit singles “Smile Back” and “Frick Park Market.” The tracks are unlike anything Miller has produced, at the same time staying true to his authentic style. Miller, who is famous for his remixes, has put together a set of original beats and ill rhymes to create a truly dope album.

As a die-hard fan, I recently attended one of Miller's first concerts for the “Blue Slide Park” tour, which provided me with a pleasant taste of the album.

“Blue Slide Park” itself is a leitmotif within the album, as it reoccurs in many of the tracks. It's an actual park in Pittsburgh, where Miller grew up. Miller begins by reflecting on his newfound fame with his ever-present cocky attitude in “Blue Slide Park,” “PA Nights,” and “My Team.” Partying it up with “Party on Fifth Ave.” and “Up All Night,” Miller applies catchy, upbeat tunes to his slick rhymes. He then drops the beat and switches to deeper, meaningful songs like “Diamonds & Gold” and “Missed Calls.”

On “Park Bench Chillin',” Miller claims that you are “Never too old to be chillin' at the playground.” Likewise, this album can be enjoyed by any free-loving soul.

This album has already reached the number-one spot on iTunes. Mac Miller is becoming a household name, and fans will not be disappointed, as they can expect instant captivation from his premiere album. Thumbs up!

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This article has 6 comments.

on May. 12 2013 at 7:45 pm
Shadowpomgurl PLATINUM, Canton, New York
22 articles 0 photos 126 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I was NEVER that drunk." -Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

Heehee Mac Miller rocks!

on Jan. 22 2012 at 2:42 pm
MollyDoubleU BRONZE, Minooka, Illinois
3 articles 5 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - The Great Gatsby

Very nice review! I like Mac Miller as well, and I thought you did a very nice job of conveying his work in your review. I really love this album as well. Very nice job, and keep up the great work!

iStorm GOLD said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 10:44 pm
iStorm GOLD, Anonymous, Other
11 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
You can't change your past, but you can change your future.

It was really good. I didn't even know who Mac Miller was until I read your article. I listened to a few songs and know i can't stop. Amazing Writing!

leafy said...
on Jan. 2 2012 at 8:13 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Like Fayrouz, I also enjoyed you voice in this piece. It was like a normal - or in other words, professional - review, keeping the reader interested about Mac Miller and his music. It also wasn't too long, but still explained the album well, as I am the kind of person who, when reading a review, wants to know whether or not I'll like the album with just reading a few paragraphs. (I mean, if it's really lengthy, I might as well just listen to the album on iTunes or YouTube). Also, there was only one mistake I found, but I think it's just an awkward word choice. In the first paragraph, "a truly most dope album," just doesn't quite make sense. Other than that, great review, and again, good job on getting editors Choice! :)

on Jan. 1 2012 at 12:10 pm
fictitious-quandary GOLD, Orlando, Florida
18 articles 5 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"
- Henry Ford

Great review and I love this album. Mac Miller is awesome.

on Dec. 26 2011 at 9:53 pm
NorthernWriter, Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Only dead fish swim with the stream"

I really like the voice throughout the piece. It makes it very lively and exciting to read through, even though I'm not a huge fan of rap or hip-hop. I enjoyed your word choice, grammar mistakes or misspellings or any of that nonsense! Good luck and keep writing!