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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

daltdisney
50

Mac DeMarco’s ‘Five Easy Hot Dogs’ reminds me of that Arthur meme where Binky is shown classical and says, “When do they stop tuning and their instruments and play the music?” The only difference is that, in the show, it all hits Binky at once. Suddenly he gets it, and he begins to transcend over a kaleidoscopic ‘70s acid trip background.

I, unfortunately, am not as lucky and was left waiting for the music to click the entire time to no avail. DeMarco just ... read more

LonelyHipHopFan
72

Nice background music. That's about it. It's a very safe project, but it's also a great sounding one, though it's nothing special either. I will probably forget about it by the start of February, but It's a pleasant listen until then.

Gualala 9/10
Gualala 2 9/10
Crescent City 8/10
Portland 8/10
Portland 2 7/10
Victoria 7/10
Vancouver 5/10
Vancouver 2 6/10
Vancouver 3 7/10
Edmonton 7/10
Edmonton 2 7/10
Chicago 6/10
Chicago 2 7/10
Rockaway 8/10

Overall: 7.2/10

Best Track: Gualala 2
Worst ... read more

BaddieBaphomet
50

NO NUANCE REVIEW

Damn, this “lo-fi beats to study/relax to” playlist is kinda mid tbh

DemaCalling96
73

What the fuck where are the hot dogs

RemisReviews
52

It's so mild, it's so boring, it's so standard and average... I hate when artists do this. They just play it so incredibly safe, with no boundary-pushing, just a bunch of mild passable music that you can't shit on because it sounds okay to the ears, but I would honestly rather have something terrible that tried something new rather than this.

It's just a collection of instrumentals that are so incredibly boring, I could make a more interesting instrumental tape using synths in Garage Band. It ... read more

cfnugent
52

Mac DeMarco's 'Five Easy Hot Dogs' is quite the switch up for the singer-songwriter, instead creating an instrumental album that lacks the charm of his previous work.

This is likely the first release of 2023 from an artist with some actual gravity in the music industry, and it's not very memorable. There's nothing quite bad about any of these instrumentals, it's just that there's such a lack of anything interesting that I'm finding a hard time coming up with anything to say. It's like a slow ... read more

nino21321312312
70

I don't want to say I am disappointed with this album because I don't care about this release. Five Easy Hot Dogs is a pretty enjoyable instrumental album that feels sometimes empty, but the whole thing just has this aura of something make in home that makes the whole thing a nice listen.

LaCroixBoix
85

I know it’s instrumentals and I kinda wish there were vocals, but I mean… it’s still high quality so who cares

ldom2004
53

While Five Easy Hot Dogs makes for pleasant background music, it gets repetitive quickly as many of these instrumental tracks lack the charm of Mac DeMarco’s previous works.

While Mac DeMarco dropping an instrumental album at this point in his career seemed like an odd choice to me at first, I think this actually could have been a really interesting record if he put in the passion and charm that was present in his earlier works. However, this album at its best is aesthetically pleasing ... read more

surlace
70

Alot of these tracks feel like they were meant to have vocals, I was envisioning vocal melodies the entire time. I found myself a tad bored here and there but I can't really fault the album for that since Five Easy Hot Dogs is purely lowkey instrumentals from end to end. It is a pleasant album to wake up to with a nice warm cup of coffee and a little stroll.

AndrewMoore
50

Anyone who writes more than 3 sentences on this record will be at risk of putting more effort into reviewing it than Mac did into making it.

Louis13
66

I haven't listened to much from Mac DeMarco after 'Salad Days' so I thought this project would help catch me up to what he's doing nowadays. I was wrong as these are just instrumentals but I still like the chilled-out vibes. I've been using this as a soundtrack to wind down and play Planet Coaster. I don't recommend listening to this on its own though unless you're a die hard Mac fan. When I remember who I'm listening to, I find myself wanting a bit more energy like his older stuff.

Favourite ... read more

Schmedess
59

i mean shoutout but im never listening to this again
if anything it really sounds like he's chilling and vibing which i love

traumaqueen4eva
50

Falta substância. 'Five Easy Hot Dogs' não consegue demonstrar nenhum espírito aventuresco; fica fechado na sua bolha muito limitada com acordes tediosos que não levam a esboçar nenhuma reação. Foi feito para ter no máximo oito faixas, não catorze; quem sabe não deveria existir. Deu soninho.

BruhMan
82

Finally! The first project In 2023 to catch my attention!

I think anyone that makes or appreciates music should be pleased with this. You just need to find the patience for It.

Yeah It’s an instrumental album, yeah he’s not singing, and yeah It’s not what we want or expect from Mac, but damn Is this a relaxing listen. This is so damn chill bruh. It just wasn’t meant to be a huge comeback or an Immense record, It’s just a really solid set of soothing and greatly ... read more

MeowGoodman
75

I love this man and maybe that's why I like this album, just because I want to hear something new from him. This record is very simple, but I still enjoy it. I think it's good for a right mood, when you're tired and just want to relax. I hope Mac will return with something serious like "This old dog"

Kodan
55

Then again, it is just an instrumental album.

Amy_real
55

Mfs with. Lot of memory: i could remember anything😭😭
This albbum:

humm1ng_b1rd
60

Eu acho que talvez não tenha sido uma boa ideia eu ter começado a ouvir a discografia de Senhor DeMarco com "Five Easy Hot Dogs"... O álbum não possuí a excentricidade única do artista que o levou a ser um dos nomes mais respeitados e importantes da cena pop psicodélica. Mais se trata de um ponto de virada na sua carreira artística do que uma obra que marcasse o melhoramento e amadurecimento dele enquanto um cantor e compositor ... read more

depechemode4lif
70

Nice, peaceful, and acceptable instrumental acoustic soft rock that saves me from hearing his voice

ringostarr56
84

I love this

This isn't Mac DeMarco's best by a long shot, but this is perfect studying music. If I need to chill out for whatever reason, this is a good pick.

Album Cover: alright

Verdict: pleasant to my ears, so it is good

Dombot
47

honk shoo honk shoo honk shoo

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