69 Love Songs (studio album) by The Magnetic Fields

69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 424th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 567 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1999 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (76th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (424th)
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 567 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.5/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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85/100
From 02/14/2022 15:35
The genre spoofs on this album are incredible! I especially like "Papa Was a Rodeo," "Love is Like Jazz," and "Experimental Music Love". A few duds (as there will be in any triple album), but a great one nonetheless.
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From 01/28/2021 17:44
Ambitious and worthwhile in doses. A lot of ideas, not all of them good. Three hours on a theme is pretty self-indulgent, but the individual tracks generally don't overstay their welcomes.
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From 07/08/2020 11:08
The best album inside the top 500 you’ve never heard of ? Probably

I do like me a good album challenge and this ones a biggy at 69 tracks and 3 hours requiring something of a life style choice to fully wrap your head around whats on offer here. And what makes this such a remarkable release you should know despite its hefty length its largely good and simply brilliant in parts , a rare beast where quantity also equals quality
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From 06/20/2020 05:46
This is the Magnum Opus of Merrit and I finally made it through and it was fun to go through very specific music I like it all the way some parts I don’t like so mich but it was ok great album. Really good work.
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From 08/22/2019 20:19
This album has such a specific atmosphere. It's ironic and depressing and I love it? There are times when I can't bear it, there are times when I need it.
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From 04/01/2019 00:56
Now this is something else.
Stephin Merrit really is a productive pop songwriter with a unique sense of sound.
It is irrelevant that the whole pack doesn't really makes for a formidable album.
The amount of good stuff that will inspire you is great.
The lyrics are awesome.
This one you got to listen once in your life at least.
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From 06/08/2018 18:18
So many styles and so many ways to sing about love. Masterful work by the Fields.
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From 02/25/2018 03:45
Simply genius. Some might say it has filler, but I always listen to the whole thing - generally in a few sittings!
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From 02/11/2018 22:39
Che io sappia esiste un solo disco ( triplo ), raccolte a parte, che mette insieme sessantanove canzoni originali: questo. E soprattutto non credo ne esista un altro che tratti l'amore sotto ogni punto di vista ricorrendo ad una musica pop che concentra decenni e decenni di storia del genere riuscendo ad essere originale, innovativo pure e mai stucchevole.
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From 12/25/2017 20:46
Who would've thought that the most ambitious album I've ever stumbled upon would be a bunch of love songs...
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