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Description: Sweet and sour, incurably romantic, and deeply misanthropic, Magnetic Fields' mastermind Stephin Merritt is a one-of-a-kind voice in modern lo-fi pop. This 1994 outing is a bit of a departure, with Merritt taking his trademark ABBA-styled Casio-pop for a spin in the country--literally. Awash in lush, Nashville-ready production, songs like the doleful "Lonely Highway" (which encompasses snatches of the Lee Hazelwood classic "Jackson") and "Born on a Train" are nothing short of thrilling. But much of this particular stretch of the Fields is lacking in charm, since Merritt's wry stance chafes a bit too ... (more)
Manufacturer: Merge Records
Release date: 18 April 1994
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0036172935529 UPC: 036172935529
Tags: Indie (2), Lo-fi (1), Cd (1), Chris (1), LP (1), Vinyl (1), United States (1), Synth Pop (1), Indie Pop (1), 1994 (1), 1990s (1), Stephin Merritt (1)
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