Friday, May 9, 2014
REVIEW: Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
The songs are bright, well-constructed, eminently accessible, and deceptively rich. A couple of tracks are provided below for your evaluation. Other favorites of mine include the title track and "Goodbye Weekend". While Mac himself reportedly isn't fond of "Let Her Go", it also is a very good song. My favorite times for this album have been sunny weekend mornings, and mild evenings on the patio. And guests in the latter venue have been uniformly appreciative of this set of songs. I submit, however, that looking beyond current enjoyment, this is an album that I anticipate wanting to turn to for a very long time. And unless I'm wrong (for the second or third time in my life, depending on scoring systems), Mac is the kind of guy who will be able to deliver very satisfying music for a long time.
Salad Days is out now via Captured Tracks.