Articles tagged the magnetic fields

The Magnetic Fields: The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees (Reissue)

A pair of sharp, wide-ranging, and playful albums get the reissue treatment on vinyl.

READ more
Various Artists: Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Will Oldham, Stephin Merritt, the Mountain Goats, the late Jay Reatard, and dozens more pay tribute to one of the best songwriters no one has ever heard of -- and what a joy it is to listen to.

READ more

4 Feb 2010 // 7:00 AM

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (re-issue / MP3)

Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs (Deluxe Edition) (Merge) Releasing: 20 April Merge plans a deluxe vinyl re-issue of the classic album 69 Love Songs this April and they’

READ more
Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small by John Cook

Despite some generous editorializing, Our Noise is as engaging (and human) a music industry tale as you're ever going to read.

READ more

21 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Part 2: Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu

From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.

READ more
The Magnetic Fields: Distortion

Distortion is a game, a question, a provocation, a distortion, a fable, a fake, and a collection of pop songs.

READ more

2 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

	The Magnetic Fields: i

Have you worshiped at the altar of the Magnetic Fields’ previous release, 1999’s three-part 69 Love Songs? Memorized every word to relentlessly clever country-pop tunes like “

READ more

14 Oct 2002 // 10:00 PM

	The Magnetic Fields: The Charm of the Highway Strip

The challenge of confining oneself to choose a single album that is the “best” from one’s collection is an insane project. For most of

READ more

31 Dec 1994 // 10:03 PM

Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs

There are times these days where I absolutely hate Stephin Merritt, where I’m overwhelmingly infuriated by his latest work with the Magnetic Fields, the meandering yet singularly-purposed three-disc master opus.

READ more
//Mixed media

Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

// Moving Pixels

"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

READ the article