Mac Demarco: Another One

Much has been said about Mac Demarco. The 25 year old Edmonton crooner who set up shop in Far Rockaway last year has been plugged everywhere from Fader to Conan to NPR. This past year alone he witnessed his following quadruple since the release of his last full length album, Salad Days, on April Fool's Day 2014. And yet even with his obsessive gaggle of young fans, including one who reportedly gave him a pig fetus at a show last fall, he has decided to release his home address on the final track of his latest mini-LP, Another One, offering the now-famous (for his housemates, perhaps infamous) cup of coffee to anyone who visits. More smoke has been blown up the singer's ass than he inhales from his cheap trademark cigarettes, but there is something that has often bewildered him and many of his critics, which is-- what made him the goofball pop culture sensation so many know today? One might say it stems from his confidence or fun-loving personality, but in this author's opinion it was something reflected strongly in his latest release-- his empathy.

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Reviewed by Bruce Diehl

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