From 2011's Blue Slide Park (the first indie debut to top the Billboard 200 this century) to 2014's ­candid Faces mixtape, Mac Miller has steadily outgrown any lingering "frat rap" ­earnestness -- instead, he picked up a new set of demons. On major-label debut GO:OD AM, his third and best studio album, Miller grapples frankly with fame, addiction, recovery and the struggle to be a decent person over taut, melancholy production that channels both bleary ­inebriation and hard-fought optimism.

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