grimes endorsed montreal troubadour's second album is full of charming, bratty acoustic storytelling. '2' is a concerted effort to produce a cohesive work that showcases mac's natural ability as a songwriter, singer and producer. with a new arsenal of recording gear, the fidelity has substantially improved without compromising the immediacy and organic quality of his prior releases under any monicker. the results are immediately rewarding, from the warm 'cooking up something good' to the heartfelt 'my kind of woman.' on captured tracks.