The Magnetic Fields - Holiday
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1994 Ratings: #94 / 383
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
1994 Ratings: #54
Liked by 3 people
September 27, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Feel Good All Over / Label
Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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The Magnetic Fields on Holiday do what they do best: crank out some hefty, heartfelt, and clearly ahead of their time tunes about love. This time around there aren't 69 songs about it, but they rip out about 35 minutes of pure and innocent synth and indie pop. This group just doesn't miss man.
For most of my life, my experience with Stephin Merritt’s work were the same few songs that my dad had saved on his ipod. Mostly from 69 Love Songs, they were the best of the best, songs like “When the Sun Goes Down and The World Goes Dancing” or “I Don’t Believe You.” But most of these, for how strange they seemed to me then, were among the more poppy of the Magnetic Fields catalogue. So when I decided to do a deep-dive of their archive, starting with ... read more
How can I explain my attraction to the music of Stephen Merritt’s band, The Magnetic Fields? Words for this aren’t readily presenting themselves in my creative process while I type out this intro. So, let’s say his music appeals to me on the basis of its dark humor and polished musicality. There is real talent here. But, like so much of his music, it starts to sound the same. A good same like how cold milk always refreshes my thirst. But, not if I drink it like water. Then the ... read more
all of a sudden takin drugs together is the most romantic idea
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Track List

  1. BBC Radiophonic Workshop
  2. Desert Island
  3. Deep Sea Diving Suit
  4. Strange Powers
  5. Torn Green Velvet Eyes
  6. The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent
  7. Swinging London
  8. In My Secret Place
  9. Sad Little Moon
  10. The Trouble I've Been Looking For
  11. Sugar World
  12. All You Ever Do Is Walk Away
  13. In My Car
  14. Take Ecstasy With Me
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Added on: November 19, 2014