Mac Demarco-2 (2012)

My Rating: 91% (A)

Pitchfork Rating: 82%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 81%

Average Rating: 85%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Cooking Up Something Good
  2. Dreamin
  3. Freaking Out the Neighborhood
  4. Annie
  5. Ode to Viceroy
  6. Robson Girl
  7. The Stars Keep On Calling My Name
  8. My Kind of Woman
  9. Boe Zaah
  10. Sherrill
  11. Still Together

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Ready for a more under-polished Mac Demarco album, but still love his vibe as much as I do.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s funny, but not doing a whole lot for me.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Oh for sure.

Final Thoughts:

Mac Demarco has turned into one of those artists who I’ll pretty much love anything they release, his style is unique, chill, and groovy. He has this unique way of being kind of sad while still being uplifting. 2 is a surprisingly solid album for an earlier release in his career. Not as “clean” sounding as his later albums, but still really catchy, sexy, and so laid back. Demarco knows his audience, he’s found his niche and has slowly crept out of it with his album This Old Dog, which got a lot of radio play, but his heart will always be with the isolated and the weirdos. Somehow he can still cater to a wider audience like my parents, and customers that walk into the bookstore I work at.

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Mac DeMarco-This Old Dog (2017)

My Rating: 100% (A++)

Pitchfork Rating: 79%

Rolling Stone Rating: 60%

Metacritic Rating: 79%

Average Rating: 79.5%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. My Old Man
  2. This Old Dog
  3. Baby You’re Out
  4. For The First Time
  5. One Another
  6. Still Beating
  7. Sister 
  8. Dreams From Yesterday
  9. A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes
  10. One More Love Song
  11. On The Level
  12. Moonlight On The River
  13. Watching Him Fade Away

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

Going through a bad breakup.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Love it, Demarco always has great album covers, but this would be my favorite thus far.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yeah, for sure, I already own Another One and it’s incredible on vinyl.

Final Thoughts:

Mac Demarco is one of my favourite artists still making music. I can totally hear his influences in his tunes (Harry Nilsson for sure). His music is chill, unique, and just so so lovely. I loved the theme of this album, mostly feeling like a really sad breakup album. I can’t wait to really dig into this album and fall in love with each and every song on it.

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