The Magnetic Fields


#1

They’ve never really got close to their 90s stuff (though I like i and Distortion), but next year there’s a new album and they’ve put out five of the fifty (!) songs from it:


#2

Out in march! Hope its good


#3

ooh. are the songs good?


#4

Oh man it’s going to be good. 69 love songs comes within an inch of being in my atd top 10. Don’t really understand why they’re not fucking massive in a world where people go ape for The National and bands that basically copy them but are worse.
Also


#5

The whole of Holiday is pretty much perfect. Love the Susan Anway version of Take Ecstasy With Me too,


#6

Looking forward to this! Really love everything up to and including 69 Love Songs.

Charm of the Highway Strip, Holiday, Get Lost, and 69 Love Songs is a ridiculous run of albums. The first 6ths album is well worth a listen if you like that period of Magnetic Fields.


#7

Because their songs aren’t as good


#8

pfft


#9

those five songs are okay, better than i was expecting but not as good as i was hoping…

I’m not sure about this being a 5 disc album though, as someone who actually still buys CDs that’s just going to be irritating


#10

First 2 songs on the ep are good I think, rest are kinda ehh


#11

Did someone go to Magnetic Fields’ first two gigs (North Adams and Brooklyn)?


#12

OMG finally somewhere where people know the band! This is one of my favorite bands ever. I love songs like “Why I Cry” and “All the Umbrellas in London”


#13

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtWw_w9loIU&feature=youtu.be NEW SONG


#14

Not here to debate the relative merits of The National vs Magnetic Fields but they sound poles apart (pun intended) and I would never accuse one of ripping off another.


#15

#16

The real pun here is “relative merits”.


#17

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/06/518379457/first-listen-the-magnetic-fields-50-song-memoir


#18

Yo.

Saw this was coming out and, as I’ve bought everything Stephin’s put out as soon as its available since 69LS, I went to preorder it.

The CD edition is £35. Vinyl is £100.

Fuck that.

Oh, and obligatory early years favourite track:


#19

The CD appears to be £29.99 in my local independent record store, which is still quite dear. I suppose the best way to think of it is as five separate albums at £6 each, which makes it slightly better value.
Thing is, the 50 songs would have easily fit on two CDs, which would have saved a lot of money and faff.
Favourite early song is When You Were My Baby, I sometimes think they’ve never topped it


#20

£30 (the Amazon price) for five CDs isn’t too bad. Admittedly they could have fit the whole album onto 2 CDs…