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69 Love Songs
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Description: "Grandiose" is the word that Stephin Merritt uses to describe this album, and he doesn't seem to be the type who's prone to overstatement. After all, his three-CD collection of 69 love songs has the rather under-elaborate title 69 Love Songs. Still, where he lacks creativity in titling an album, he more than makes up for it as a lyricist. Whereas most of his contemporaries would be lucky to write this many songs in their entire career, Merritt--as the creative force behind the Magnetic Fields--effortlessly proves himself as one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation. He is also an incurable romantic; his love ... (more)
Manufacturer: Full Fill
Release date: 29 May 2000
Number of discs: 3
EAN: 0684340000038 UPC: 684340000038
Tags: Indie (2), Lo-fi (2), 1999 (1), Alternative (1), Pop (1), Indie Pop (1), 1990s (1), 3cd (1), Owned On CD (1), Stephin Merritt (1)
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Stehako added this to a list 2 months ago
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"69 love songs and 58 of them are damn good. All on one album. It's never been done! Nailed it!"


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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"A stately indie-pop trilogy that views romance from every angle. Funny and fey, self-pitying and literate — “The moon to whom the poets croon/Has given up and died/Astronomy will have to be revised” — it’s an enormous achievement. Standout track: “All My Little Words”"


ToonHead2102 added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
2,002 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2002 music items)

"69 LOVE SONGS (1999) THE MAGNETIC FIELDS Review coming soon... "


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