50 Song Memoir (album) by The Magnetic Fields

50 Song Memoir
50 Song Memoir by The Magnetic Fields (2017)
Release date: 2017-03-10
Overall rank: 6,102nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 2010s (998th)
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The Magnetic Fields bestography

50 Song Memoir is ranked 4th best out of 13 albums by The Magnetic Fields on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Magnetic Fields is 69 Love Songs which is ranked number 369 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,655.

The Magnetic Fields album bestography « Higher ranked (5,909th) This album (6,102nd) Lower ranked (6,226th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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75/100 (from 82 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 24% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 74.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 74.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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From stereo_mike 07/15/2019 17:00
Having squeezed out sixty-nine love songs for the album of the same name almost two decades ago, Stephin Merritt somehow found the energy to hammer out another ultra-long album this year, this time themed around his fifty years on the planet. Sure it’s not all gold, but I can’t imagine many other artists managing such a feat so well.
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From Sandrof1969 02/24/2018 10:05
All'uscita di questa ultima fatica dei Magnetic Fields pensavo che l'operazione in se fosse un po' stucchevole, spocchiosa e pure un filino pacchiana; considerazione capziosa in verità perché da uno come Stephen Merrit che realizza un disco mastodonte con dentro 69 canzoni d'amore ( una più bella dell'altra… ) ci si può anche aspettare che diciotto anni dopo ne realizzi pure uno appena di poco meno monumentale costituito da cinquanta canzoni, una per ogni anno della sua vita. Si auto celebra, il signor Magnetic Fields, e va bene così, anche perché l'ispirazione, almeno nelle prime due parti delle cinque di cui è composta l'opera, è grosso modo ai livelli di "69 love songs" e il resto è comunque buono, meglio di altre cose pubblicate da Merrit negli ultimi quindici anni. Quasi una sorpresa ritrovarlo così…
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From STesic 11/10/2017 14:45
this is some magic stuff!
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From SleepDealer 06/11/2017 12:59
While it's definitely a step up from their previous two album releases, this is a decidedly hit-and-miss affair, even compared with 69 Love Songs, which features some of the band's finest moments. The concept works to a degree and it is not a bad album, but probably for fans only.
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From Exist-en-ciel 03/10/2017 18:32

Disc 1: 7.5/10
Disc 2: 8/10
Disc 3: 7.5/10
Disc 4: 8.5/10
Disc 5: 8/10

50 Song Memoir: 7.9/10
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From johnner 03/08/2017 23:29
It's true, it's Merritt's best since '69 Love Songs' with some monster, killer songs on offer that easily rank as his best - even if it includes some of his oddest arrangements to date. There is one big difference though, where '69 Love Songs' favoured a more spartan instrumentation 'Memoir' is a hell of a lot more colourful, even at times psychedelic befitting his familial background. Even so, he still finds room for the kind of piano-led compositions last seen on '69' or 'i'. Whatever, he's on top form here and this is gonna be glued to my stereo for a long, long time.
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