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Monday, March 5 2012

The Only Boy in Town: An Interview with Stephin Merritt

After a trilogy of albums that slowly moved away from the synth-based sound that landed him on the map, Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt comes back in full force, and talks to PopMatters about dealing with record companies, the Future Bible Heroes, and introduces us to Hootie, the star of his new album's cover.


Tuesday, January 18 2011

Part 2: From Meklit Hadero to the Old 97's

Slipped Discs continues with the return of a '60s pop heartthrob, the best underappreciated hip-hip album of the year, the resurrection of a legendary '80s band, some great beats from M.I.A. and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.


Wednesday, May 12 2010

Stephin Merritt Won't Be Making Reggaeton Records Any Time Soon

No, he may never make a reggaeton record, but that’s because the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is too busy soldiering on down his own path, as illustrated in this chat with PopMatters.


Wednesday, January 21 2009

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.


Reviews

Thursday, March 8 2012

The Magnetic Fields: Love at the Bottom of the Sea

At its best, Love at the Bottom of the Sea adds some new chapters to Stephin Merritt's great American songbook of love.


Sunday, January 24 2010

The Magnetic Fields: Realism

Stephin Merritt is an expert at writing songs that work in a timeless pop song way while even highlighting the slipperiness of the song as a means of communication.


Sunday, January 13 2008

The Magnetic Fields: Distortion

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


Sunday, May 2 2004

The Magnetic Fields: i


Blogs

Tuesday, May 8 2012

The Magnetic Fields Release Video for New Single "Quick!"

The Magnetic Fields have just premiered a new video for their single "Quick!", the latest from recent album Love at the Bottom of the Sea, which Arnold Pan said of: "At its best, [the album] adds some new chapters to Stephin Merritt's great American songbook of love."


Thursday, February 4 2010

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've


News

Friday, November 5 2010

'Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields'

LOS ANGELES — The way it goes with singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt is that you are either wild about his music or you've never heard of him.


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