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The Magnetic Fields is a New York-based group fronted by Stephin Merritt. Recent albums released under the name "The Magnetic Fields" usually consist of synth-pop music in a 1980s style underlying clever lyrics which are often heavily ironic. While synth-pop often forms the foundation of their music, The Magnetic Fields' music borrows from many other styles, notably country, folk and indie pop.

The band was originally…

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  • I need a new album (2)
  • "some people let it die off"? It's their most popular album and on last.fm the three separate listings have 511,000 listeners combined!!
  • Need 69 Love Songs never be forgotten! What a precious life form of an album, and the artistic value it carried. Too sad to see that some people just let it die off.
  • I need a new album.
  • Some of the first results that come up when you type his name into Google are hilarious. I love badly written hit-pieces.
  • I think I'm in love with Stephin Merritt's voice lol
  • Amazing
  • I rather like Distortion, but I like noisy music. They were going for a JaMC vibe. Not for everyone, like the person that said they got a headache. Understandable.
  • Realism is too real. Distortion is too distorted. I heard DIstortion on a small, portable boombox once when I was a temp at some strange workplace. It sounded horrible and gave me a head ache.
  • this band will always take me back to the wild days of my youth ♡

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