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Flip It and Reverse It: The Magnetic Fields' 'Realism'new

Not even Morrissey could pull off a line like "I want you crawling back to me, down on your knees, like an appendectomy sans anesthesia" without a hint of irony; but that's the power of Stephin Merritt.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Chad Radford  |  02-09-2010  |  Reviews

Stephin Merritt Doesn't Care About Younew

"Most of my adult life has been constant work," Merritt admits, "which I enjoy, except the touring part."
INDY Week  |  Rich Ivey  |  10-16-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Social 'Distortion'new

The Magnetic Fields finds melody and romance amid the searing shoegaze noise.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Chris Morris  |  02-22-2008  |  Reviews

Stephin Merritt's Distorted Dreamnew

The Magnetic Fields frontman thinks about 26 songs at a time and imitates the Jesus and Mary Chain.
New York Press  |  David Chiu  |  02-21-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

It May Take a Few Listensnew

Even if this isn't wildly new territory, Distortion contains the same effortless range of songwriting styles and charmingly misanthropic lyrics for which the Fields are beloved.
East Bay Express  |  Sean Bottai  |  01-30-2008  |  Reviews

Dress Me Up in Your Fuzznew

Stephin Merritt's newest love songs are all for The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Jess Harvell  |  01-29-2008  |  Reviews

After Four Years ... Finallynew

It may take you a few listens, but you'll grow to love Magnetic Fields' latest.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  01-23-2008  |  Reviews

The Merits of Magnetic Fields' Frontman Stephin Merrittnew

Merritt is the modern definition of consummate tunesmith, writing in a myriad of musical styles (rock, show tune, new wave, country, punk). He calls this eclectic mix "the variety show," and his albums consist of strapping the variously styled songs together with a loosely themed binding.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Tony Ware  |  12-02-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

Outright Confessions, Fevered Dreamsnew

Like its predecessors, "i" is organized on the basis of a conceit (both definitions of the word might apply): All of the song titles begin with the ninth letter of the alphabet and appear in alphabetical sequence.
Illinois Times  |  Rene Spencer Saller  |  06-18-2004  |  Reviews

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