The Magnetic Fields The Charm Of The Highway Strip
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AggravatedYeti
May 25th 2010


7683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

thanks, always appreciated.



and I really think he was messing with him. excruciating was a good word robin.

robin
May 26th 2010


4596 Comments


nah, he does it in every interview. some interview he did with a gay times magazine he said he hated all hetrosexual and homosexual music out right. and then rolled his eyes, of course. youtoob it.

rasputin
May 27th 2010


14967 Comments


maybe he’s really not that crazy.

well, he's crazy for you, but not that crazy.


good review. now it's about time you gave 69 love songs another shot.

focksy
May 27th 2010


434 Comments


sup raspukin

AggravatedYeti
May 27th 2010


7683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I really like 69 Love Songs Rasputin, I just need to get through it a few more times before I give it the inevitable 5.



but thanks too, yaknow

Bitchfork
June 1st 2010


7581 Comments


This would most likely work out fine, until we were both knee deep in our (current)glass and the fact that he’s probably insane would arise and I would promptly exit before we’re at each other’s throat.

obvious typo.

AggravatedYeti
June 1st 2010


7683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

100% intentional



appreciated none the less.

robin
June 3rd 2010


4596 Comments


can't fight it anymore

AggravatedYeti
June 3rd 2010


7683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

nice. :D



give it 2 weeks I'll be in the same boat -- as if I wasn't already.

Observer
Emeritus
June 22nd 2010


9393 Comments


I've been really warming up to these guys a lot. I love Holiday and 69 Songs, but I'm letting this and Get Lost grow on me a bit.

AggravatedYeti
June 22nd 2010


7683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

good or bad grow? ;)





Observer
Emeritus
June 22nd 2010


9393 Comments


horrible grow, probably gonna 1 this just to spite you

No, but I'm looking at a 3.5-4 ;)

AggravatedYeti
June 22nd 2010


7683 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

don't go all robin on me now!

but srsly I can deal with those ratings.

This might still be my favorite, but '69' grows more and more every time I get through it all.



and I still need to spin 'Distortion' which I'm probably predisposed to loving.

russellgod
April 12th 2012


7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good review. This is one of my favorite albums by one of my favorite bands and it's one I always come back to and listen through in its entirety. I know many people know about it and have listened to it, but I still find that it's one of the most underrated merritt albums. I don't really rank my music, but this is in my top 3 magnetic fields albums.

Inveigh
February 23rd 2013


26874 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've liked Holiday for a long time and have most of their other stuff, but for some reason never listened to it much. Jamming this album now and obviously regretting holding off for so long.



this is an awesome review btw Yeti

porcupinetheater
September 22nd 2016


11025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This might be on par with 69 Love Songs...

altertide0
September 22nd 2016


3026 Comments


If only everything on here was as excellent as "Lonely Highway" and "Born on a Train"

porcupinetheater
September 22nd 2016


11025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Long Vermont Roads and Two Characters... are on the same level as those two



And Magnetic Fields' individual song quality over an album always wavers, it's that even the lesser cuts build up how brilliant the cumulative atmospheric wash is that makes their great stuff great

DoofDoof
December 6th 2018


14938 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Still haven't found a genuinely brilliant song by this hack Merritt...this is the SIXTH album of his I've tried now, two songs in, so far the usual dross.



The king of writing average songs, sorry Steve. At least you record a lot of them eh?



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