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Album Review: Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

Album Review: Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

Tuesday 13th May, 2014 11:17AM

From his gap-tooth grin to his recently released game ‘SQUISH ‘EM’ - wherein the aim of the game is to kill cockroaches by well, squishing them with a cigarette brand of your choice - noted larrikin Mac DeMarco inhabits the stoner/slacker trope comfortably, except when he doesn’t. Sophomore albums are too often touted as ‘coming of age’ narratives, but DeMarco makes it hard not to draw your own conclusions when the first lines on the album Salad Days are: ‘as I’m getting older / chip up on my shoulder / rolling through life / to roll over and die’. The twenty-something angst gathers momentum from there, although as always, DeMarco refrains from taking himself too seriously...

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