2 - Mac DeMarco
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the former member of Canadian indie pop band, Makeout Videotape.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. Mar 13, 2013
    89
    2 is nothing if not authentic.
  2. Oct 31, 2012
    82
    DeMarco writes about life--both the heavy moments and the mundane ones--with economy and newfound grace.
  3. 80
    Lyrically witty, full of neat turns of phrase, his songs recall the quirks and kinks of Jonathan Richman, the tale-telling and wit of Alex Turner (specifically the Arctics man's gentle, romantic work on the Submarine soundtrack), and the playful verbosity of Pavement's Stephen Malkmus.
  4. Oct 17, 2012
    80
    The songs here are too strongly crafted to be mistaken for the work of some teen slacker.
  5. Nov 8, 2012
    80
    Countless acts have shamelessly imitated the Velvet Underground, but DeMarco has come up with a new tweak to that formula, coming closer to a lighthearted Modern Lovers feel without sacrificing the edginess and darkness of the VU.
  6. 70
    He owns these songs of slackerhood completely, delivering a lean collection of 11 that concisely communicate the nature of the 20-something daydreamer--no more, no less.
  7. Oct 15, 2012
    60
    As an album, it's quite a varied piece of work, despite never really emerging from its shell.

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