Five Easy Hot Dogs

Mac DeMarco - Five Easy Hot Dogs
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2023 Ratings: #39 / 41
User Score
Based on 741 ratings
2023 Ratings: #48
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
RIOT
With its soothing set of cinematic liner notes, DeMarco’s given his fans something different, something they will be inspired by.
73
Beats Per Minute

Mac DeMarco seems to be reinvigorating his style by going for an entirely instrumental record. It does not at all feel lazy, rather a conscious effort to do something new. Five Easy Hot Dogs is an incredibly addictive record that entices with its lightheartedness and almost weightlessness, which is aided by the absence of vocals and lyrics.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Interestingly, it doesn't feature a song for his final stop in rural Utah–Five Easy Hot Dogs seems to rest in its transience, dwelling on the journey rather than the destination.

70
Exclaim!

DeMarco is a master of his instruments, and while nothing on Five Easy Hot Dogs is flashy in the slightest, his skill shines despite his apparent aversion to showing off.

60
Gigwise

Five Easy Hot Dogs isn’t a particularly noteworthy release and will probably go down as a footnote in Macs storied discography but the joy of this album is just hearing a talented song writer indulge his influences and make music for the joy of making music.

60
PopMatters

Mac Demarco’s instrumental sixth record, Five Easy Hot Dogs, recorded in hotels and motels over four months, floats by in a tranquil, listless haze.

60
AllMusic
This release is probably more for Mac DeMarco super fans than casual listeners, as there's nothing resembling the happy-go-lucky hooks of his best-loved songs, just the incidental sounds collected on a slow, aimless wander.
60
Pitchfork
A listless album about being listless, Mac DeMarco’s new collection of instrumentals summons the bleary, exhausted feeling of time spent on the road.
60
The Telegraph
Whilst it is purposefully lacking in intention, the experimental album has its moments of whimsy but feels noticeably devoid of humour, surprising for a musician known for his zaniness.
60
Clash
This latest set from DeMarco is hardly essential listening and, in all honesty, could have been an E.P., but there is, as ever, a laid-back charm you can’t quite ignore.
SnowyFighter
48

My boy Mac grillin

I don’t think I’ve ever heard an album that fits in the “it exists” category more than this one. I can definitely understand that he didn’t intend anything big with this project, but man idk really know why he put it out. There are a couple of neat ideas but it’s just UGHH it’s boring imo. I feel like even if Mac was singing it wouldn’t help as much because the instrumentals are just kinda stale. Don’t get me wrong I ... read more

RichardsH
51

Mac DeMarcos new album is just instrumentals. While they aren’t terrible they aren’t anything outstanding to listen to. They are ok to listen to, nice to the ears but that’s about it. The songs get boring eventually and there isn’t enough variety to stop this from happening. Nothing terrible but nothing I’ll probably revisit ever again

halbery
67

this did not quench my thirst for hot dogs whatsoever

WalterWhite
59

bro was traveling and for pure boredom make this wierd album that feels more like an EP with some instrumentals in fucking garage band, it's fine but not something special, it's the flatess line i've heard

Cyzzyx
40

Royalty-free music that would probably be in YouTube's audio library. Severely lacks development, but the character keeps the tracks from becoming nauseating.

nickrampe
55

Decent background music but nothing more.

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Track List

1Gualala
2:43
72
2Gualala 2
2:26
69
3Crescent City
2:27
64
4Portland
3:05
63
5Portland 2
2:12
67
6Victoria
2:41
59
7Vancouver
2:37
62
8Vancouver 2
2:02
62
9Vancouver 3
2:47
69
10Edmonton
2:23
70
11Edmonton 2
2:43
67
12Chicago
2:24
65
13Chicago 2
2:12
65
14Rockaway
2:06
68
Total Length: 34 minutes
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Added on: December 9, 2022