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MAC DEMARCO - SALAD DAYS
Mac Demarco has caused quite an unconventional stir as of 2012 and i’m not sure its an intentional one. The 23 year old Canadian superstar shot to indie fame with the honest and humble if not vulgar album 2, whichmany would assume it as his debut. Mac Demarco, actually born Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV, has been making music much further back than you would think under various completely unserious groups The Meat Cleavers, The Sound of Love and his solo work as Makeout Videotape. The famously unclean DeMarco who sings about cigarettes, gets naked at concerts and half his teeth missing, gives a surprisingly more grown up third album.
Salad days feels more like a sequel to 2 rather than a continuation of the Mac DeMarco discography, with a much more glammed up and nostalgic look at his current state. It contains the most genuine love songs out of his three albums with tracks like ‘Let My Baby Stay’ about his current girlfriend ‘KiKi’. But DeMarco isn’t afraid to take more risks on this record, going astray from his classic detuned bass and guitar and adding synths and drum machines to the mix. ‘Passing Out The Pieces’ acts as a carnival of sound but also a comment on his current fame whist keeping his good old lyrics about daily life. What appealed so much to most about his previous album was the feeling DeMarco seems to express, a feeling most are very familiar with and ‘Salad Days’ doesn’t fall short on this remark. ‘Blue Boy’ takes an optimistic approach to meaningless woes. Tracks like ‘Treat Her Better’ and ‘Let My Baby Stay’ take a more acoustic approach and gives the listener a chance to take a step back from the usual jolliness he provides.
The album does feel bigger than his previous efforts. In most cases this is a good thing and it does work well for DeMarco. However the previous charm of 2 was in the similarities of the songs, the simple melodies and the albums short span of roughly half an hour. ‘Salad Days’ however has more variety which makes it far more adventurous but it does definitely have a different feel to 2. If 2 felt like a look into DeMarco’s bedroom, this is more like a look into his whole house. The album is very listenable and you’ll find yourself repeating it without even realising it. Upbeat as always, the perfect way to fuel the spring.
Favourite Track: Brother
alle auf salad days …
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