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Calendar, Night&Day Merritt Based

Merritt Based

While Magnetic Fields mainstay Stephin Merritt hasn’t tried to duplicate the scope of 1999’s three-album set, 69 Love Songs, he hasn’t been been resting on his laurels, either. A trilogy of synth-free albums — i, Distortion, and January’s Realism —…
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Music, Reviewed Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Fields

The earliest albums released by the Magnetic Fields (particularly 1995's Get Lost) featured burbling synth-pop in the vein of OMD and Soft Cell, long before such new-wave influences were prevalent or trendy. Perhaps that's why Distortion, the eighth Magnetic Fields…
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Hear This

What do you do after writing and recording 69 love songs, getting praised as the second coming of Cole Porter by the New York Times, and ending up on a gazillion Best Records of the Year lists? If you're the…
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