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Mac DeMarco and the artistic slouch: has slack rock come to an end?

When women have to put in twice the work to get half the recognition, the alt-rock archetype loses its appeal

The stereotype of the slacker dood has been a staple of US alt-rock since the early 90s: a movement epitomised by Douglas Coupland’s Generation X, Pavement, Richard Linklater’s Slacker and apathy’s anthem, Loser by Beck. Back then, it was endearing: a lazy “fuck you” to the overblown Guns N’ Roses and the earnest Pearl Jam. Yet a quarter of a century later, it’s an ironic approach that no longer sits entirely right.

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Source: The Guardian – Mac DeMarco and the artistic slouch: has slack rock come to an end?

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