Editors’ Notes Mac DeMarco’s second album, 2, cleaned up the songwriter’s warped take on soft rock and brought it to a broader audience. Given DeMarco’s affinity for keeping things lo-fi—2 was the first time he’d bothered to record demos—it’s revealing to hear these songs in their most embryonic form. The performances here are a little looser and the sound a little hazier than on the actual LP, lending an atmosphere of dreamy vulnerability, especially to ballads like “Annie” and the Lennon-esque “Sherrill.”

SONG
Cooking Up Something Good
1
2:07
 
Stars Keep Calling My Name
2
2:24
 
Dreamin' Slow
3
2:36
 
Lonely Shredder
4
3:06
 
Robson Girl
5
2:40
 
Annie
6
3:27
 
Harrison Ford Escort
7
2:52
 
Sherrill
8
2:06
 
My Kind of Woman (Instrumental)
9
3:32
 
Dreamin' Fast
10
1:43
 

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