Thursday, February 4, 2010
Don't Look Back #1: The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
The idea of sitting through a record with sixty-nine songs all about love may seem like some sort of cruel joke or even worse, a poorly thought out concept but The Magnetic Fields have always had a gift for surprising us with their eclectic dabbling into different genres. The music is lush and extravagant while still maintaining a wittingly dry sense of humor. This makes the album seem like less of a chore but rather an entertaining showcase of the sixty-nine different meanings a love song could have. A new box-set to be released this April gives this massive work the makeover it truly deserves.
The Magnetic Fields - The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side