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Not classic Jarre, but not bad
on 13 December 2000
"Magnetic Fields" is not the greatest Jarre album out, but by the same token it's still not bad.
The first track weighs in at 17 minutes, but is actually made up of three entirely different pieces. This is most annoying, especially since the third part which starts some 11 minutes into the proceedings will be appreciated by those who like synth-pop music in the style of Erasure's Vince Clarke.
Highlight of the album is "Magnetic Fields Part 2", a catchy tune with an enjoyably tinny drumline. Unfortunately this album lacks the emotions and moods of Jarre's previous works, "Oxygene" and "Equinoxe".