Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir

Way back in 1999, The Magnetic Fields made the gimmick album to end all gimmick albums, the quirky and sublime 3-album "69 Love Songs."  Evidently, Stephin Merritt has the itch again with the upcoming 5-disc album "50 Song Memoir."  Merritt wrote a song for every year he's been alive (i had no idea he was 50 years old), beginning when he turned 50 and playing over 100 different instruments over the course of the record.  And it all comes out on my birthday next year (March 3rd) on Nonesuch Records.  Listen to "'74 No" below.

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