What is Mac’s Music Matchup you may ask.
Well, it is a comparison of two albums from some of my favorite artists, old or new. Star ratings out of 5, my breakdown of my favorite tracks, tracklists, final comparisons, and similar artists to the topic.
By Mac Most
Another One 4/5
Mac DeMarco’s , Another One, was released in August of 2015. Although it did not blow up into the mainstream alternative-indie top charts, but Mac DeMarco’s mini-LP is one that will continue to be sold in record stores to any and all indie fans in years to come. Although it’s nothing huge, it’s incredibly surreal sounding. If you’ve ever been cliff diving, this LP would be a perfect soundtrack to the GoPro video you took there. If you can imagine and enjoy head bopping Lo-Fi guitar, with some ocean breeze sounds in the back on some tracks, and not too sappy romantic lyrics your bound to like DeMarco’s piece. He doesn’t completely change his sound from Salad Day’s but some variance is only a good thing.
The tracks consist of:
Johnny’s Odyssey of Salad Days, an instrumental closing song is a great way to end it. DeMarco does it again with “My House by the Water” an easy song to listen to going to sleep ending your day. As well on that track, he leaves his address in New York, offering any and all listeners a coffee. At the end of the day, I could’ve used a couple more songs.
Salad Days 4.5/5
Salad Days, the album that Mac DeMarco was first introduced to me. If you don’t listen to my show (Sunday 3-5), you now know I am a big fan of Mac. His second album, was released April of 2014. Well organized, composed and written, Salad Days is one of DeMarco’s best. Self-proclaimed indie-jazz, DeMarco brings back to life retro sounds with plenty of guitar effects and high pitched vocals. A true masterpiece, Salad Days is a personal favorite.
The tracks consist of :
What makes Salad Days superior to Another One, while both well written and executed by DeMarco, is how deep it runs. There is no weak point in Salad Day’s except for maybe the title track. With more and more listens Salad Day’s will become one of your favorites. Another One’s star power, such as “The Way You’d Love Her” is strong but outnumbered by Salad Days. If Mac DeMarco asked me which album is better he would know now.
Listen to my favorite of the 2 albums, I’ve Been Waiting For Her, off Another One
With an incredibly unique sound, It is hard to find artists similar to Mac DeMarco but I found a few for you to listen to if you liked what you heard above.
King Krule (Guitar, Fast Paced, Jazz-Indie, Strong Vocals, Strong Red Hair)
Favorite Song: A Lizard State
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (Guitar, Wide Vocals, Weird Indie)
Favorite Song: Round and Round
Ty Segall (Guitar, Medium Paced, Psychedelia-Indie, High Pitched Vocals)
Favorite Song: The Singer
Kurt Vile (Guitar, Medium Paced, Country-Indie, Varied Vocals
Favorite Song: Pretty Pimpin’
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