Context was irrelevant, continuity a sham; 69 Love Songs was its own all-encompassing world, and one that, 11 years of adoration later, I don't feel I've spent enough time exploring. Even today, just looking back at the rolling reams of tracklisting fills me with a kind of bittersweet longing, of joys remembered and heartaches overcome. I shared some of the toughest years of my life with it, and many of the most wonderful nights. It made the Magnetic Fields a band for all seasons, and it abides in me like the lost lover from arguably the most moving song I've ever heard, Busby Berkeley Dreams: "I should have forgotten you long ago, but you're in every song I know …".
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Absolutely Cuckoo. Stephin Merritt. Magnetic Fields. I Don't Believe in the Sun. All My Little Words. Reno Dakota. Come Back from San Francisco. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits. The Book of Love. How Fucking Romantic.
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Parades Go By. Boa Constrictor. A Pretty Girl Is Like. My Sentimental Melody. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing. Sweet-Lovin' Man. Track Listing - Disc 2. Love Is Like Jazz. Very Funny.
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Grand Canyon. If You Don't Cry. You're My Only Home. My Only Friend. Promises of Eternity. World Love. Washington, D.
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Positive: 15 out of Mixed: 1 out of Negative: 0 out of The A. All this publication's reviews Read full review. Village Voice Consumer Guide. Even the "jazz" and "punk" cuts are good for a few laughs -- total losers are rare indeed. Village Voice. Like a great romance, it's consistently lovable even when stupid or frustrating, and its best moments are absolutely breathtaking.
Q Magazine. A boundlessly entertaining expose of what happens when you mix fine words with excellent melodies to make great songs.
Armchair DJ. Unabashedly beautiful tunes like "I Don't Believe in the Sun" and "Come Back from San Francisco" provide provide ample payoff for the arduous process of listening to the collection in total. Almost Cool. He jumps styles of music effortlessly, all the while managing to pull things together with touching and inventive lyrics One of the best releases of the year.
Rolling Stone. Merritt's compositions have a tossed-off, barely produced quality and are held together by sturdily constructed melodies that hark back to Eighties synth poppers like Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark. User Reviews. Write a Review.