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RS #465: The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs

The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
I thought that was a dirty joke, but no, this album actually contains sixty-nine songs about love.

The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs

Release Date: 1999 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: I know almost nothing of these guys/this guy. Let's listen...Quirky, jaunty opener "Absolutely Cuckoo" then leads into the dour, but funny "I Don't Believe in the Sun." Kind of cynical, but affecting, interesting instrumentation. Sometimes the sound with rinky-dink keyboards, banjos, and ukuleles seems a bit too indie-cute, like something you'd see in a hipster movie or commercial, but still winning me over. Nifty songs with … Continue Reading ››