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The Hamilton Mixtape Tracklist:
Pretty bad. Not deserving of one tho. Kelly Clarkson’s one of the only good ones, I guess dear theodosia by the woman was good. I didn’t like chance the rapper tho. Wait for it gets this review 2 of its stars.
just. Prepare So I thought that these songs blew me. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)-YO. I SWEAR. Someone give this song a medal, because for 4 months. 4. Months. STRAIGHT. I had this song stuck in my head. My Shot-Love the original but this, this is DROP BOMB! 💥 SO GOOOOOOOOD AUGHHHHHH. No John Trumbull-1.He made a Hamilton painting. 2.Such a great intro. Congratulations-EPIC! It’s great because…do I need an explanation?
I love Kelly Clarkson’s cover of It’s Quiet Uptown and Jimmy Fallon’s rendition of You’ll Be Back, but the rest of this album is terrible. The original soundtrack is absolutely incredible and can’t be beat.
People keep saying Lin is genius but this is not Lin singing. I would Not buy it. All the songs are trash, they have no emotion . It is just a jumbled mess. Buy the real thing if you know what is good for you
I mean, the mixtape itself isn't bad! I really like “Its quiet uptown”. But i wish i would’ve gotten the original soundtrack instead of the mixtape here. Im just personally not a huge fan of the covers, and I honestly prefer the original soundtrack. Its not a waste of money, no! I do like all the artists featured in the mixtape. I’m not personally a fan of the “Helpless” cover. But SIA is fantastic in this mixtape, i love all the songs she covers ❤️ The mixtape isn't bad, but I personally don't like it a lot. If you’re curious on why I bought it in the first place is because my friend bought me the CD for the mixtape for my birthday and i didnt wanna disrespect her gift to me
OKAY OKAY OKAY, I think we can ALL agree that the original is better, but I LOVE this as well, i love the idea of artists we've all heard of singing Hamilton, it gives me a sense of pride, and I know alot of you are like 'it loses the emotion' and all, but FIRST of all, these are pop singers, not theater actors or whatever, I think what they did was amazing. I don't like all these bad rating because it's not as good, because that's just not fair, and it lacks emotion, which it doesnt.
I understand why so many people like this, but I don't enjoy it. I love the original soundtrack for its wonderful style as well as its history factor, and the Hamilton Mix Tape isn't the style I loved from the original.
Some of the songs are FABULOUS! And they did an AMAZING job on a lot of them!!!! Some of the others though, I feel like they were kinda ruined. 😂My favorites are definitely Wait For It and No John Trumbull!
It was great to see Lin's original plan for this musical. I enjoyed lots of the songs, with one exception, and the remixes were beautiful. The artists that were chosen for the mixtape make the songs their own in beautiful ways, and I wouldn't change a thing. 💛
If you have never heard the original soundtrack, please listen to that first! Now, it was a very... okay mixtape. I only like the songs that are somewhat faithful to the original. The Roots have too many songs in this album in my opinion. More variety would be nice, especially for a mixtape. Overall, nice! Shouldn't be $15, though.
I had such high hopes for this album but it is not as nearly good as the original broadway musical. Beats and artists of the album are disappointing. He tried too hard and I love Lin manuel.
A few jems, but overall left me feeling flat. Clarkson's version was hollow compared to the original. Jesus, anyone w/ears and a soul should understand that she can't match the original. Which is what I found on most tracks. But all of the the additional original content was great! ALL of Lins new material was fire, Immigrants, Wrote My Way Out, Watsky, all great...Finally, please know that Usher craps on anything he touches. Its a very solidly produced stool, but layered and nuanced crap is still crap. And Ja Rule? Really?
Take every beautiful Hamilton song and let a bunch of self absorbed, run saturated, over the top Performers ruin them and you have...this. Except for Sia, Kelly Clarkson, and Usher, it was tripe.
So, I have never composed an iTunes review. Never felt compelled. But I love this album. I have seen Hamilton twice. I immediately purchased the musical soundtrack after the first viewing back in October, but I didn't listen to it repeatedly because I knew I was going to see it again and I didn't want to be that obnoxious person humming or singing along with the cast (yeah, I'm checking you Mezzanine, Row K, Seat 319--you were obnoxious, I wanted to hear the cast's rendition of the songs). Second time, I was so close to the stage (8 rows from front stage) that I could see the spittle from the actors' mouths. I pretty much started playing the soundtrack non-stop. That was only a little over a week ago, December 21st. I didn't even know about the mix-tape until tonight. I did a precursory listen to the songs. Jill Scott's "Say Yes To This" sealed the deal and I hit the $14.99 tab. I have finished listening to the songs, and I am not disappointed and I don't regret the purchase. I love many of these covers. But I love hip hop. I love R&B. Hell, the two times I saw Hamilton and saw so many middle class majority folks sitting amongst me, I wondered, do they know? Do they know that Ten Duel Commandments is basically a play on Notorious B.I.G.'s Ten Crack Commandments? And FYI, Ten Crack Commandments was not a Notorious B.I.G. radio hit. You don't know the B.I.G. track unless you know B.I.G. music. But that's the beauty of art. The beauty of what Lin-Manuel Miranda has done here. He has really made this genre palpable for a group of people that would initially be dismissive or tentative. If you are someone who is good with different interpretations, if you love the songs so much that you are open to different interpretations, you'll love this mixtape. The truth is a few of these songs are the original versions Lin-Manuel came up with when he was working on the musical (FYI, Lin-Manuel initially was going to do the Hamilton project as a mixtape but he gathered enough interest to get it produced as a musical). If you are someone who needs to hear it just like you heard it at the show. Skip it. You will never be satisfied. You see it, right?
Hamilton is my favorite musical of all time!! So naturally I was extremely pumped for the Mixtape and can't wait for the inevitable Vol. 2. Don't get me wrong I love this Mixtape (added the CD copy to my Hamilton collection (Broadway CD, Hamiltome, Burr: A Novel, The Mixtape CD)). My only negative is that there were to many covers for my taste. I think the covers are great, but I found myself gravitating more towards the original stuff, and demos. Overall I love the Mixtape, but would have liked to see more original stuff. Maybe on Vol.2.