49. Mac DeMarco - "On The Level"
It’s very surreal to talk about how much Mac DeMarco has matured, but that’s the main element that shapes his latest album, This Old Dog. Instead of goofy love songs and odes to his favorite brand of cigarettes, the album explores what it means to grow up. Mac sings about his misdeeds and who he’s alienated along the way, acknowledging that he hasn’t always been the easiest person to love. “On the Level” conveys all of this in its emotion rather than Mac’s lyrics, and that’s a feat that deserves to be applauded.—Joe Price