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The Magnetic Fields, Love At The Bottom Of The Sea Album Review


Stephin Merritt, in his twenty-plus years in music, has been nothing short of prolific. Following on from the synth-less trilogy that was I, Distortion and Realism, this time Merritt and The Magnetic Fields return to synth-based pop that made them famous back in the nineties. As with Merritt's magnum opus that was the epic 69 Love Songs, Love At The Bottom Of The Sea is everything you'd expect from the master of three minute or less pop songs, based loosely on love and lost.

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The Magnetic Fields, Love At The Bottom Of The Sea Album Review


Love At The Bottom Of The Sea is a fun record; it's the type of album you want to put on to brighten up the dreariest of days. That much is apparent even from the close up of the bright yellow cartoon eyes on the cover. That it doesn't take itself too seriously is a benefit, but it's also strangely elusive, as none of the tracks last more than (give or take) two and a half minutes. Just as you get comfortable with each songs eccentricities, Stephen Merritt has moved on to a different neon coloured composition. The best comparison structurally and musically is a funfair ride that twists and turns leaving you simultaneously dazed, exhilarated and wanting more.

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