The Magnetic Fields
Features // 4 Articles
Reviews // 8 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
News // 1 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

The Only Boy in Town: An Interview with Stephin Merritt
5 Mar 2012 // 4:00 PM

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.

Part 2: From Meklit Hadero to the Old 97's
18 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.

//Reviews

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir
4 Jun 2017 // 9:05 PM

50 Song Memoir might not quite capture the magic of Merritt’s landmark work, but it’s the best collection to come from the Magnetic Fields project in at least a decade.

The Magnetic Fields: The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees (Reissue)
20 Dec 2016 // 9:20 PM

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

//Blogs

The Magnetic Fields Release Video for New Single "Quick!"
8 May 2012 // 2:00 AM

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."

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (re-issue / MP3)
4 Feb 2010 // 2:00 AM

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

'Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields'
5 Nov 2010 // 7:30 AM

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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