With his fifth mixtape, 2011's Best Day Ever, Pittsburgh's own Mac Miller kicked off a banner year for the rapper. Preceding an EP, an additional mixtape, and his breakthrough full-length, Blue Slide Park, Best Day Ever presented Miller before the mainstream fame, bubbling with hope and promise. Packed with party-friendly hip-hop and his lyrically dexterous rhymes, the fun and playful set featured guests Phonte ("I'll Be There") and Wiz Khalifa ("Keep Floatin'"), as well as highlights "Get Up" and "Oy Vey." Though his sound would turn inward within the year, Best Day Ever stands as one of Miller's most sonically joyous and emotionally light efforts. After Miller's death in September 2018, Best Day Ever made its first chart appearance on the Billboard 200, debuting at number 26.
AllMusic Review by Neil Z. Yeung