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69 Love Songs [Import]

The Magnetic Fields Audio CD

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Songwriter Stephin Merritt enjoys working with themes: escape, country roads, vampires, miniatures. The Magnetic Fields’ House of Tomorrow (1992) featured all “loop” songs. Distortion (2008) was an homage to the sound ... Read more in Amazon's The Magnetic Fields Store

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5. Reno Dakota
6. I Don't Want To Get Over You
7. Come Back From San Francisco
8. The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
9. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
10. The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
11. I Think I Need A New Heart
12. The Book Of Love
13. Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
14. How Fucking Romantic
15. The One You Really Love
16. Punk Love
17. Parades Go By
18. Boa Constrictor
19. A Pretty Girl Is Like...
20. My Sentimental Melody
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Starting Point for the 69 Love Songs. 25 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Stephin Merrit is a poet, and the 69 Love Songs are a testament to his skill. In them he wades through the viscissitudes of love from many vantages. I can't decide between volume 1 and volume 3 as my favorite. Volume 1 of course is a logical starting point and contains simple, majestic tunes like #2 "I Don't Believe in the Sun," #6 "I Don't Want to Get Over You," #8 "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side," and #12 "The Book of Love" (I like the lyrics here a lot). The album contains not only marvelous lyricism but also appropriate instrumentation and ornamentation. The occasional electronic flourishes are reminiscent of the great Magnetic Fields release Holiday and provide just the right touch at times. Volume 1 of the 69 Love Songs is a recommended album for those who are new to the Magnetic Fields as well as long-time fans who haven't gotten into the box set yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I usually hate "songwriters" 2 Jan 2003
By twinky buttspong - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
But this is great stuff. The lyrics are clear, funny and poignant. The melodies are smart and beautiful. You can't help but get a kick out of it, which is surprising for something so stark, minimalist, dark, and sad underneath. Your kids would probably love it, if you don't mind the occasional bleep word. I keep this one in the cd player in my kitchen so I can sing along while chopping up potatoes.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 down, 46 to go.... 9 Sep 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i bought "vol.1" on a whim, not really knowing what to expect and, well, let me put it this way: I'M BUYING VOLUMES 2 AND 3 FIRST THING TOMORROW. this is excellent stuff -- sort of sounds like a cross between leonard cohen and belle & sebastian, or maybe cole porter as produced by tom waits. i don't know. all i do know is that this is songwriting of a very high order with a keen sense of humor running throughout. i'm simply fascinated by this mysterious enigma. check it out!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Happy Joy Joy 5 Jun 2007
By P. Buche - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Wow. How did I ever miss this album. These guys are just the best. Sardonic, romantic, beautiful music, can't be bagged. This stuff is just not normal. It is very very American, very carolina, very beatnik cafe, very outdoor picnic, very replay in your room with the door shut. Real musicians, real instruments, real voices, adorable lyrics that are not predictable, I can't believe they are not famous. I guess I'm glad they're not. I want to keep them as a secret.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only buy one disc of 69 LS, 4 Aug 2003
By alaska - Published on Amazon.com
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then disc one is probably the one to get. The ratio of brilliant to merely good songs is higher, perhaps, than on any other Magnetic Fields CD; favorites include "I Think I Need a New Heart," "Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side," and "All My Little Words," an irresistably hooky psuedo-bluegrass lament about the futility of clever songwriting (penned, of course, by pop music's supreme ironist). Come to think of it, if you buy disc one and you have any taste at all, you'll end up getting the others as well -- you might as well get the box set.
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