|Album:||This Old Dog||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Demarco, Mac||Added:||May 2017|
|Add Date:||2017-05-18||Pull Date:||2017-07-20|
|Week Ending:||Jul 23||Jul 16||Jul 2||Jun 25||Jun 18||Jun 11||Jun 4||May 28|
|1.||Jun 18, 2023:||sound of science
For The First Time
|4.||Apr 09, 2023:||sound of science
Baby You're Out, My Old Man
|2.||May 21, 2023:||sound of science
My Old Man
|5.||Mar 09, 2023:||Down in the Basement
One More Love Song
|3.||Apr 15, 2023:||Vinyls from the Attic
This Old Dog
|6.||Mar 05, 2023:||sound of science
Baby You're Out, Dreams From Yesterday
Favorites: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11
1) “My Old Man” (3:42) – Laid-back acoustic guitar strummed over a gentle drum machine. DeMarco sings about aging and “seeing more of my old man in me,” to his dismay.
2) “This Old Dog” (2:31)* – DeMarco takes a stab at folk-pop on this gentle acoustic tune. A short and sweet love song in the vein of James Taylor.
3) “Baby You’re Out” (2:38) – Another acoustic number. Bouncy percussion makes this song noticeably more upbeat than the ones before it, and about half of the ones after it.
4) “For the First Time” (3:02)* – More of a keyboard-driven track. The synthesizers are light and dreamy, very 1980s-esque. Sounds like a night chasing fireflies.
5) “One Another” (2:46) – Song shuffles along at a healthy pace, with some of DeMarco’s classic woozy guitar tone kicking in about a minute in.
6) “Still Beating” (3:02)* – Chiefly acoustic guitar, with some gentle electric guitar noodling. A lovely little song to an ex who he still cares about: “Honey, I cried too / You better believe it.”
7) “Sister” (1:18) – Lo-fi, even by this album’s standards. Feels more like an interlude.
8) “Dreams from Yesterday” (3:27)* – The drum machine and keyboards return for a bossa nova-inspired song. Very easy to snap along to.
9) “A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes” (2:49) – FCC “shit.” A bit of a louder track, with more prominent drums, electric guitar riffs, and harmonica.
10) “One More Love Song” (4:01)* – Piano forms the basis of this song, especially in the chorus. Guitar and keyboards are still there, but it’s a lovely change of pace.
11) “On the Level” (3:48)* – Keyboard chords and a chintzy synthesizer make for another song that sounds like it was ripped out of the 1980s. Also concerns coming to terms with his father.
12) “Moonlight on the River” (7:03) – What starts as an acoustic shuffle combusts into an extended electric guitar outro with all kinds of delay and feedback effects. The outro may not hold every listener’s attention, so it may be best to fade out shortly after the effects start.
13) “Watching Him Fade Away” (2:23) – A hushed, intimate closer. Over a cheap-sounding keyboard, DeMarco ponders the impending death of his father—a man who he lost years before.
|1.||My Old Man||7.||Sister|
|2.||This Old Dog||8.||Dreams From Yesterday|
|3.||Baby You're Out||9.||A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes|
|4.||For The First Time||10.||One More Love Song|
|5.||One Another||11.||On The Level|
|6.||Still Beating||12.||Moonlight On The River|
|13.||Watching Him Fade Away|