Mac DeMarco - Here Comes the Cowboy
As much as I hate to say it, the new Mac Demarco project is a dud. As a Mac fan of many years, and a massive fan of his previous album, This Old Dog, I had high expectations going into Here Comes the Cowboy, but was definitely let down. To put it lightly, if the album art was alive and listened to this album, it would not be smiling for long. The album begins with a three-minute track of Mac repeating the phrase, “here comes the cowboy” over and over again, which speaks to the level of excitement the listener feels throughout much of the album. Don’t get me wrong, the album definitely has standout tracks with Nodody, On the Square, and All of Our Yesterdays containing elements of a great project, but unfortunately, every other song is either mind-numbingly boring or lacks that signature Mac Demarco flare that his fans know and love. The most egregious sin of the album, in my opinion, comes on the final track, where Mac and a chorus sing “bye bye, baby bye bye” incredibly poorly over a cacophonous mess of twangy instruments. This was a perfectly terrible ending to a perfectly terrible album.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
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