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Demarco, Mac / Salad Days
Album:Salad Days Collection:General
Artist:Demarco, Mac Added:03/2014
Label:Captured Tracks 

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Add Date:2014-04-04 Pull Date:2014-06-06 
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2014-03-30 
Against all odds, Mac DeMarco’s screwball lo-fi pop has become a big deal. And in the meantime, DeMarco has made a shift from the total ridiculousness of Rock and Roll Night Club to something more serene and reflective on this album. The tape-warped sound and tightly crafted songs are here to stay, though, so now we have a lovely offbeat summer soundtrack in Salad Days. All songs are good. FCC WARNING: 3.

1. (2:26)—Mid-tempo. Sunny, ambling. Goofy high-pitched la-la-las.
2. (2:06)—Slow, calm, just a little melancholy. DeMarco says, “Grow up,” which is sort of unexpected.
3. (3:33)—FCC WARNING (s***, just before the song begins—see track 12 for a clean version). Medium-slow. Lovely guitar melodies. Trippy vocals at the ending.
4. (3:03)—Mid-tempo, head-bobbing rhythm. Simple, slightly schmaltzy song about love. Nice drifting chorus.
5. (3:00)—Slow. Especially seasick guitar. Really pretty guitar solo, also seasick.
6. (4:08)—Medium-slow, sweet. Strummed acoustic guitar, shakers. DeMarco (originally from Montreal) hopes his girlfriend doesn’t get deported to Canada.
7. (2:47)—Mid-tempo. Trippy keyboards give this a tinge of sonic darkness.
8. (3:49)—Lush mid-tempo strut. DeMarco takes himself to task for his behavior.
9. (3:52)—Slow, heavily echoed drums. 80s keyboards. Different from everything else here—works really well.
10. (3:25)—Medium-slow, light, lilting, relaxing.
11. (2:38)—Instrumental. Anchored by a repetitive guitar line. Gets trippy and dubby in spots. Dead air from -0:25 to -0:05.
12. (3:30)—This is the clean version of track 3.

Track Listing
1.Salad Days 7.Passing Out Pieces
2.Blue Boy 8.Treat Her Better
3.Brother 9.Chamber Of Reflection
4.Let Her Go 10.Go Easy
5.Goodbye Weekend 11.Jonny's Odyssey
6.Let My Baby Stay 12.Brother (Radio Edit)