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The best album by The Magnetic Fields is 69 Love Songs which is ranked number 349 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 7,007.

The Magnetic Fields is ranked number 281 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 8,921.

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The Magnetic Fields best albums

The following albums by The Magnetic Fields are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,007
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  81/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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The Charm Of The Highway StripUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1994Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1994:67Rank Score:621
Rank in 1990s554Overall Rank:2,799
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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iUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:2004Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2004:108Rank Score:265
Rank in 2000s1,312Overall Rank:5,444
Average Rating:  75/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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HolidayUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1994Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1994:141Rank Score:252
Rank in 1990s1,137Overall Rank:5,678
Average Rating:  79/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Distant Plastic TreesUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:136Rank Score:154
Rank in 1990s1,663Overall Rank:8,263
Average Rating:  75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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DistortionUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:2008Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2008:235Rank Score:147
Rank in 2000s2,128Overall Rank:8,552
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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The Wayward BusUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1992Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1992:194Rank Score:131
Rank in 1990s1,887Overall Rank:9,369
Average Rating:  76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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50 Song MemoirUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:2017Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2017:47Rank Score:111
Rank in 2010s1,654Overall Rank:10,661
Average Rating:  75/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Get LostUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:287Rank Score:88
Rank in 1990s2,740Overall Rank:13,305
Average Rating:  74/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees
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United States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1995Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1995:312Rank Score:82
Rank in 1990s2,925Overall Rank:14,210
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 281

This may not be a complete discography for The Magnetic Fields. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Magnetic Fields best tracks

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1.The Book Of Love
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 87/100 (76 votes)
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2.All My Little Words
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 87/100 (77 votes)
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3.Born On A Train
(from the album The Charm Of The Highway Strip)
 86/100 (17 votes)
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4.Papa Was A Rodeo
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 86/100 (67 votes)
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5.I Think I Need A New Heart
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 85/100 (68 votes)
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6.I Don't Want To Get Over You
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 85/100 (75 votes)
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7.Epitaph For My Heart
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 85/100 (57 votes)
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8.Meaningless
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 85/100 (59 votes)
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9.I Don't Believe In The Sun
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 85/100 (71 votes)
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10.Absolutely Cuckoo
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 84/100 (80 votes)
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11.The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 84/100 (72 votes)
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12.The Death Of Ferdinand De Saussure
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 84/100 (54 votes)
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13.Long-Forgotten Fairytale
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 84/100 (54 votes)
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14.Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 84/100 (55 votes)
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15.Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 84/100 (69 votes)
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16.Fear Of Trains
(from the album The Charm Of The Highway Strip)
 84/100 (10 votes)
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17.No One Will Ever Love You
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 83/100 (55 votes)
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18.Come Back From San Francisco
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 83/100 (66 votes)
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19.Lonely Highway
(from the album The Charm Of The Highway Strip)
 83/100 (9 votes)
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20.When My Boy Walks Down The Street
(from the album 69 Love Songs)
 83/100 (59 votes)
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The Magnetic Fields ratings

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74/100 (from 21 votes)
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From mascamangas 03/01/2014 19:15
Prolific and high leveled career by Stephin Merritt.
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From SingingPeasant96 11/29/2013 10:20
Susan Anway era is seriously underrated.
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From sean_e_b 03/06/2012 06:36
joyofdivision hits it right on the money. Whether it's 69 Love Songs or one of their other just as spectacular albums, nobody matches the charm that The Magnetic Fields radiate in every one of their songs.
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From yepyepyep 10/30/2011 00:23
Agreed with below comment. I love their earlier synthpop work too.
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