The Magnetic Fields - Holiday
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1994 Ratings: #88 / 372
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
1994 Ratings: #55
September 27, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Feel Good All Over / Label
Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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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
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Absolutely purified synthpop. Who knew that songs sung in such a low, uninterested voice could be THIS catchy? One or two plays through, and you'll be reaching all the way down into your lowest of registers for a chorus of "Desert Island," I guarantee it!
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Added on: November 19, 2014