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69 Love Songs (album) by The Magnetic Fields 

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69 Love Songs
69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields (1999)
Overall rank: 342nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 389 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1999 (5th)
Top 100 albums of the 1990s (65th)
Top 500 albums of all time (342nd)

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69 Love Songs is ranked as the best album by The Magnetic Fields.

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69 Love Songs track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Absolutely Cuckoo
 85/100 (74 votes)
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2.I Don't Believe In The Sun
 85/100 (66 votes)
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3.Track pickAll My Little Words
 87/100 (70 votes)
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4.A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off
 82/100 (67 votes)
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5.Reno Dakota
 80/100 (63 votes)
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6.I Don't Want To Get Over You
 85/100 (69 votes)
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7.Come Back From San Francisco
 83/100 (60 votes)
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8.The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
 84/100 (68 votes)
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9.Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
 84/100 (64 votes)
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10.The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
 80/100 (57 votes)
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11.I Think I Need A New Heart
 85/100 (63 votes)
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12.Track pickThe Book Of Love
 88/100 (68 votes)
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13.Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
 77/100 (54 votes)
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14.How Fucking Romantic
 74/100 (55 votes)
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15.The One You Really Love
 83/100 (62 votes)
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16.Punk Love
 75/100 (56 votes)
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17.Parades Go By
 78/100 (56 votes)
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18.Boa Constrictor
 76/100 (53 votes)
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19.A Pretty Girl Is Like...
 78/100 (53 votes)
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20.My Sentimental Melody
 80/100 (53 votes)
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21.Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
 83/100 (59 votes)
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22.Sweet-Lovin' Man
 82/100 (56 votes)
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23.The Things We Did and Didn't Do
 80/100 (52 votes)
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24.Roses
 75/100 (48 votes)
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25.Love Is Like Jazz
 76/100 (50 votes)
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26.When My Boy Walks Down the Street
 83/100 (56 votes)
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27.Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old
 81/100 (54 votes)
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28.Very Funny
 79/100 (52 votes)
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29.Grand Canyon
 82/100 (54 votes)
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30.No One Will Ever Love You
 83/100 (51 votes)
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31.If You Don't Cry
 82/100 (50 votes)
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32.You're My Only Home
 80/100 (49 votes)
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33.(Crazy for You But) Not That Crazy
 82/100 (53 votes)
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34.My Only Friend
 81/100 (50 votes)
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35.Promises of Eternity
 81/100 (50 votes)
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36.World Love
 80/100 (49 votes)
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37.Washington, D.C.
 81/100 (49 votes)
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38.Long-Forgotten Fairytale
 84/100 (50 votes)
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39.Kiss Me Like You Mean It
 78/100 (50 votes)
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40.Track pickPapa Was a Rodeo
 86/100 (62 votes)
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41.Epitaph for My Heart
 85/100 (52 votes)
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42.Asleep and Dreaming
 82/100 (52 votes)
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43.The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
 83/100 (52 votes)
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44.The Way You Say Good-Night
 81/100 (50 votes)
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45.Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
 80/100 (49 votes)
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46.I Shatter
 78/100 (49 votes)
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47.Underwear
 80/100 (52 votes)
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48.It's a Crime
 78/100 (48 votes)
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49.Busby Berkeley Dreams
 82/100 (50 votes)
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50.I'm Sorry I Love You
 81/100 (51 votes)
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51.Acoustic Guitar
 82/100 (51 votes)
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52.The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
 84/100 (51 votes)
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53.Love in the Shadows
 77/100 (42 votes)
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54.Bitter Tears
 79/100 (45 votes)
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55.Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget
 78/100 (48 votes)
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56.Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
 83/100 (51 votes)
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57.Experimental Music Love
 74/100 (44 votes)
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58.Meaningless
 85/100 (56 votes)
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59.Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin
 80/100 (45 votes)
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60.Queen of the Savages
 80/100 (47 votes)
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61.Blue You
 77/100 (46 votes)
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62.I Can't Touch You Anymore
 80/100 (46 votes)
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63.Two Kinds of People
 75/100 (43 votes)
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64.How to Say Goodbye
 80/100 (46 votes)
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65.The Night You Can't Remember
 79/100 (47 votes)
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66.For We Are the King of the Boudoir
 77/100 (46 votes)
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67.Strange Eyes
 76/100 (45 votes)
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68.Xylophone Track
 76/100 (44 votes)
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69.Zebra
 77/100 (46 votes)
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69 Love Songs rankings

69 Love Songs ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 389 votes)
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From danholetheimpune 01/09/2017 23:13
Quantity over quality.
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From poppmusic 09/26/2016 05:48
These are wonderful songs...is it strange to wish that they were sung a bit less ironically?
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From poppmusic 09/06/2016 16:07
Quite successful as a project. Must be Hank Williams night at the cabaret! Maybe Todd Rundgren and early Talk Talk showed up too to provide the interludes.
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From lanadeleswift 09/03/2016 02:59
Almost too much to handle, and part of me wishes it was widdled down a bit so that only the strong to good tracks stand out. Even then, about 2/3 of this is in my listening rotation
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75/100
From garycottier 06/22/2016 13:39
A hugely ambitious piece of work. 69, doesn't always work and there's always going to be some filler(how fucking romantic, is terrible), but when it works(I don't believe in the sun, and, Busby Berkeley dreams), it's wonderful. Good idea, but maybe a little too ambitious. 39 love songs would have been fine.
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85/100
From MrBrown 06/22/2016 05:57
Creating this album was a clearly a very creative process for Magnetic Field. This is why the album succeeds. Its not afraid to try something different, the result is something original and varied.
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From Rhett 05/28/2016 20:58
The first time my wife and I listened to it we laughed at it. It seemed like a joke. Now the damned thing has taken over our lives. How can such apparent nonsense be so damned affecting?
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80/100
From sethmadsen 05/11/2016 02:10
This is one of those things that is either genius or the stupidest thing ever. At times the performances/ideas are amazing and sometimes it's just terrible... but in a genuine terrible way... like on purpose almost. It's like a trick.
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From jhuik 04/12/2015 13:18
Can't imagine ever listening to the whole thing but even in the first 15 tracks there's a lot of enjoyment and wit. Why discredit anyone for being overly generous?
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From zdwyatt 01/26/2015 19:29
How do we evaluate a project like this? It's clearly an achievement, for scope alone. But it's also a total mixed bag. By my count, a little over half of these tracks are disposable. But there's almost an album's worth (~10 songs) of really good material. If those songs were a standalone album, it would be a 4.5 star record for me. But the concept isn't compelling enough to make up for so much filler.
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