Mac DeMarco – Salad Days // Album Review

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Like a class-clown secretly getting straight-As, Mac DeMarco’s one of those artists who never really looks like he’s trying, but always delivers the goods. His second LP-proper is yet another case in point: lurking underneath all those ever-so-slightly detuned, drunken guitars and drawling vocals, is a wealth of properly-timeless songwriting. Take your pick from the breezy surf-pop of ‘Let Her Go’, the slacker-blues of ‘Brother’ or the ramshackle psychedelia of ‘Passing Out Pieces’, with its Strawberry Fields’-style organ. But the real stand-out on Salad Days is sun-warped slow jam ‘Chamber Of Reflection’, which finds Mac acting out his wildest Shuggie Otis fantasies amongst pitch-shifted synths.


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