Mac DeMarco - 2

Mac DeMarco - 2
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Rank: #94 / 721
USER SCORE
83
Based on
123 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Free of any hip genre-signifiers, 2 sees DeMarco find his home in an endless jangle, humming down the Main Street of your brain with a guitar slung over his shoulder.

82
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

He's still not entirely upfront, but he has a knack for building songs where the realness of his subject matter lies just below the surface. 

80
NME
NME

What '2' makes clear, quickly, is that DeMarco is a skilful songwriter.

80
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Compared to Rock and Roll Night Club, 2 is a more polished and refined take on his brand of minimalist rock, structured around his keen songwriting.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

There is something unique about Mac DeMarco in 2012, his sound is very traditional in both form and style but there is a very refreshing quality at the heart of 2.

70
The 405
The 405

Every song is fascinating in that no matter how much the meaning of each track seems obvious, there will be something new to consider or understand after every listen.

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

He owns these songs of slackerhood completely, delivering a lean collection of 11 that concisely communicate the nature of the 20-something daydreamer – no more, no less.

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
73
Such a fun and short album to listen to over and over. The guitar is one of my favourite features. The riffs are fun and very slack. This guy definitely knows how to have fun with making an album.

Favourite tracks: Ode To Viceroy, Cooking Up Something Good, My Kind of Woman, Freaking Out The Neighborhood, Robson Girl, Still Together
lerkenfeldt
78
I love the feel of this album, its so laid back and easy going. All you wanna do when listening to it, is to hangout in the sunshine and drink beer. Also, i could listen to "Freaking Out The Neighborhood" over and over.

Favorite momets: Freaking Out The Neighborhood, The Stars Keep On Calling Your Name, My Kind Of Woman.
87
There isn't a whole lot I need to say. If you love relaxing and listening to music at the same time, this is definitely your album. There's something so soothing about Mac's voice + Mac's guitar tone.
Fav Songs: Dreaming, Freaking Out The Neighborhood, Ode To Viceroy, My Kind Of Woman, Still Together
JustAReflektor
87
The most illin' and chillin' guitar album of the decade. Like a lazy Frank Zappa crossed with Kurt Vile.
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Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

Salad Days

Mac DeMarco - Rock and Roll Night Club

Rock and Roll Night Club

Mac DeMarco - Another One

Another One

Mac DeMarco announces mini-LP "Another One"
Video: Mac DeMarco - Chamber of Reflection
Mac DeMarco - Passing Out Pieces (Official Video)
The Mac DeMarco Documentary "Pepperoni Playboy" Has Arrived
Mac DeMarco: Mannish Boy (Pitchfork Cover Story)
First Listen: Mac DeMarco, 'Salad Days'

DETAILS

RELEASED: October 16, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Captured Tracks
GENRE: Singer-Songwriter
WEBSITE: macdemarco.bandcamp.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 20 - Beats Per Minute
# 29 - NME
# 12 - Obscure Sound
# 43 - Pitchfork
# 30 - Spinner
# 10 - Time Out London
Track List
  1. Cooking Up Something Good 
  2. Dreaming 
  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
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Added on: October 15, 2012