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Another One (Mac DeMarco album)

Another One is a mini-LP by Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco released on August 7, 2015 by Captured Tracks.[2] The mini-LP was preceded by the release of four streaming singles on Spotify, "The Way You'd Love Her",[3] "Another One",[4] "I've Been Waiting for Her",[5] and "No Other Heart".[6] The title track was accompanied by a music video directed by DeMarco himself.[7]

Another One
"Another One" album cover
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2015 (2015-08-07)
RecordedLate March 2015[1]
StudioJizz Jazz Studios in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York (DeMarco's House)
Length23:46
LabelCaptured Tracks
ProducerMac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco chronology
Salad Days
(2014)
Another One
(2015)
This Old Dog
(2017)
Singles from Another One
  1. "The Way You'd Love Her"
    Released: May 11, 2015
  2. "Another One"
    Released: June 16, 2015
  3. "I've Been Waiting for Her"
    Released: July 14, 2015
  4. "No Other Heart"
    Released: July 20, 2015

Background and productionEdit

"I think people should be able to come along and have it mean something to them [...] It's talking about all different kinds of facets of being in love, being out of love, wanting love, not wanting love. So I think that it's not so important what they mean to me, as opposed to being there for other people to have and to enjoy, hopefully and maybe to reflect on, or whatever."

–DeMarco in July 2015[8]

Another One was recorded by DeMarco in his home in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York between tour dates promoting his previous studio album Salad Days (2014).[2] The songs were written within a week and recorded within the following week and a half.[9]

Release and promotionEdit

The release of the mini-LP was announced on April 22, 2015. Along with the extended play, 43 tour dates, starting in April and ending in September, were announced. DeMarco is set to perform at several North American and European festivals and will also be headlining concerts on both continents. Dinner supported him on his first three dates, in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.[10] On May 11, DeMarco shared "The Way You'd Love Her", and announced 24 further tour dates, extending the festival and concert tour to November.[11] Without permission, BBC Radio played the previously unheard song "Just to Put Me Down" from the mini-LP on June 9.[12] A week later, DeMarco released a self-directed music video for the mini-LP's title track.[13] He also encouraged fans to upload their own cover versions of the song and announced he would award 69 cents to the fan with the best submission.[14] On July 8, DeMarco held a listening party and BBQ for fans in Brooklyn, New York. Attendees who offered donations to a food bank received BBQ food.[15] DeMarco shared "I've Been Waiting for Her" on July 14.[16] "No Other Heart" premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show Musical Hot Water Bottle on July 20.[17] Another One was made available for streaming through NPR Music on July 31.[9]

At the end of the final track, "My House by the Water," DeMarco recites his home address in New York City and invites fans for a cup of coffee. Two weeks after Another One had been leaked online, about 30 strangers had come to his house. Speaking about this in an interview, DeMarco said, "The way I rationalize it, to have the address you’ll have to listen to the album to the very end. Second, to even consider coming to my house, you have to be a kind of a superfan. And thirdly, it’s in such a weird part of New York that if they actually get there, they deserve a cup of coffee." [18]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[19]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [20]
Exclaim!8/10[21]
The Guardian     [22]
NME8/10[23]
Paste8.3/10[24]
Pitchfork Media7.3/10[25]
Record Collector     [26]
Rolling Stone     [27]
Slant Magazine     [28]
Spin7/10[29]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75 based on 28 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[19]

AccoladesEdit

Publication Accolade Year Rank
The Guardian The Best Albums of 2015 2015
NME NME'S Albums of the Year 2015 2015
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2015 2015

Commercial performanceEdit

Another One debuted at number 25 on the Billboard 200 and number one on Top Rock Albums, making it DeMarco's highest-peaking release to date and first number-one release on the latter chart. It sold 13,000 copies in its first week, 6,000 of which were in the vinyl configuration. Its debut also represented DeMarco's best album sales week to date.[33]

Track listingEdit

Another One – Standard edition[34]
No.TitleLength
1."The Way You'd Love Her"2:36
2."Another One"2:40
3."No Other Heart"2:53
4."Just to Put Me Down"3:18
5."A Heart Like Hers"4:01
6."I've Been Waiting for Her"2:47
7."Without Me"2:57
8."My House by the Water"2:34
Total length:23:46

PersonnelEdit

Album personnel as adapted from album liner notes.[35]

  • Mac DeMarco – all vocals and instruments (guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion), production, recording, mixing
  • Josh Bonati – mastering
  • Kiera McNally – cover art
  • Yuki Kikuchi – cover art (Another (Instrumental) One)
  • Stefan Marx – typography

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[36] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[37] 120
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[38] 177
French Albums (SNEP)[39] 124
Irish Albums (IRMA)[40] 56
UK Albums (OCC)[41] 24
US Billboard 200[42] 25
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[43] 1
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[44] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[45] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[46] 2

Release historyEdit

Country Date Edition Format(s) Label Ref(s).
Worldwide
August 7, 2015 Standard Captured Tracks [34]
iTunes Store Pre-Order
Austria
Standard [47][48]
France
[49][50]
Germany
[47][48]
Italy
CD
[51]
Standard, limited
LP
[52]
United Kingdom Standard
  • CD
  • LP
[53][54]
United States
[55]
Special LP + 12" record + slipmat [55]

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ http://www.thefader.com/2015/06/16/mac-demarco-another-one-video
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