I love the Magnetic Fields. I love distortion. I love the concept of the Magnetic Fields doing an album that is drenched in feedback. However, after a few listens I found myself wishing the distortion was gone and I could hear these wonderful tunes in more simplistic styles, such as on "69 Love Songs" or "i". Don't get me wrong, this is a really good album, but Stephin Merritt should stick to writing pop songs and leave the distortion to Jesus & the Mary Chain or MBV. Standout tracks include: California Girls, Too Drunk to Dream, I'll Dream Alone, and Courtesans.
I would recommend this to a friend