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Magnetic Fields

69 Love Songs

RS: 3of 5 Stars Average User Rating: 4of 5 Stars

1999

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It's a many-splendored thing; it can plain stink. And that's just the beginning. The Magnetic Fields have found sixty-nine ways in which to deconstruct that most elusive of emotions: love. Over three sprawling discs, leadman Stephin Merritt delivers primal accounts of lust ("Underwear"), unabashed romance ("The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side") and the inevitable heartbreak ("I Don't Want to Get Over You"). Merritt is a drama queen, to be sure: His grandiose, bare-assed lyrics can be catty, crude and sometimes full of sappy goo, but they usually contain a little universal truth. Merritt's compositions have a tossed-off, barely produced quality and are held together by sturdily constructed melodies that hark back to Eighties synth poppers like Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark. And just when his morose, Morrissey-esque croon begins to send you into a funk of your own, a song like the oddly optimistic "Sweet-Lovin' Man," sung by Claudia Gonson, comes along to restore hope. This Love may be strange, but isn't it always? (RS 823)


ERIK HIMMELSBACH



(Posted: Oct, 14 1999)

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Track List

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  • Absolutely Cuckoo (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • I Don't Believe In The Sun (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • All My Little Words (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Reno Dakota (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • I Don't Want To Get Over You (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Come Back From San Francisco (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • I Think I Need A New Heart (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • The Book Of Love (track not available in Rhapsody)
  • Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long (track not available in Rhapsody)

 

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