"Chamber of Reflection" is a standout track on the album partially because it was so unexpected. Since the days of Demarco's previous project Makeout Videotape, his 30-dollar Frankenstein monster of a guitar never left his side until this song. Hazy synths layered with soft vocals emulate the cigarette wafting through his apartment, and lyrically, we see a more introspective and frustrated side of Mac.
"Goodbye Weekend" is another high point, and features one of the more memorable guitar lines of the album. His beautifully out of tune style of riffing is back and harkens back to his previous album. However, this track is not as playful as songs like 'Freaking Out the Neighborhood" and 'The Stars Keep On Calling My Name' as Mac gets a little angsty with lyrics dismissing pressure from others to change his lifestyle as he ages.
Salad Days is another solid release from Demarco. While there are enough deviations from '2' to make this a distinct album, it doesn't stray too far away from the Mac formula to alienate old fans.
Recommended tracks: Goodbye Weekend, Chamber of Reflection, Let Her Go, Salad Days, Let My Baby Stay
RIYL: Feelings, Pizza, Real Estate