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The Magnetic Fields


Indie pop band from Boston, founded 1989 by Stephin Merritt.

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Boston, MA

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephin Merritt
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Distant Plastic Trees (1991, Red Flame)
1 Railroad Boy
2 Smoke Signals
3 You Love to Fail
4 Kings
5 Babies Falling
6 Living in an Abandoned Firehouse with You
7 Tar-Heel Boy
8 Falling in Love with the Wolfboy
9 Josephine
10 100,000 Fireflies
11 Plant White Roses

The Wayward Bus (1992, PoPuP)
1 When You Were My Baby
2 The Saddest Story Ever Told
3 Lovers from the Moon
4 Candy
5 Tokyo Go-Go
6 Summer Lies
7 Old Orchard Beach
8 Jeremy
9 Dancing in Your Eyes
10 Suddenly There Is a Tidal Wave

The Charm of the Highway Strip (18-Apr-1994, Merge Records)
1 Lonely Highway
2 Long Vermont Roads
3 Born on a Train
4 I Have the Moon
5 Two Characters in Search of a Country Song
6 Crowd of Drifters
7 Fear of Trains
8 When the Open Road Is Closing In
9 Sunset City
10 Dust Bowl

Holiday (27-Sep-1994, Feel Good All Over)
1 BBC Radiophonic Workshop
2 Desert Island
3 Deep Sea Diving Suit
4 Strange Powers
5 Torn Green Velvet Eyes
6 The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent
7 Swinging London
8 In My Secret Place
9 Sad Little Moon
10 The Trouble I've Been Looking For
11 Sugar World
12 All You Ever Do Is Walk Away
13 In My Car
14 Take Ecstasy with Me

Get Lost (24-Oct-1995, Merge Records)
1 Famous
2 The Desperate Things You Made Me Do
3 Smoke and Mirrors
4 With Whom to Dance?
5 You and Me and the Moon
6 Don't Look Away
7 Save a Secret for the Moon
8 Why I Cry
9 Love Is Lighter Than Air
10 When You're Old and Lonely
11 The Village in the Morning
12 All the Umbrellas in London
13 The Dreaming Moon

69 Love Songs (7-Sep-1999, Merge Records)
Disc 1
1 Absolutely Cuckoo
2 I Don't Believe in the Sun
3 All My Little Words
4 A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off
5 Reno Dakota
6 I Don't Want to Get Over You
7 Come Back from San Francisco
8 The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
9 Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
10 The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
11 I Think I Need a New Heart
12 The Book of Love
13 Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
14 How Fucking Romantic
15 The One You Really Love
16 Punk Love
17 Parades Go By
18 Boa Constrictor
19 A Pretty Girl Is Like...
20 My Sentimental Melody
21 Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
22 Sweet-Lovin' Man
23 The Things We Did and Didn't Do
Disc 2
1 Roses
2 Love Is Like Jazz
3 When My Boy Walks Down the Street
4 Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old
5 Very Funny
6 Grand Canyon
7 No One Will Ever Love You
8 If You Don't Cry
9 You're My Only Home
10 (Crazy for You But) Not That Crazy
11 My Only Friend
12 Promises of Eternity
13 World Love
14 Washington, D.C.
15 Long-Forgotten Fairytale
16 Kiss Me Like You Mean It
17 Papa Was a Rodeo
18 Epitaph for My Heart
19 Asleep and Dreaming
20 The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
21 The Way You Say Good-Night
22 Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
23 I Shatter
Disc 3
1 Underwear
2 It's a Crime
3 Busby Berkeley Dreams
4 I'm Sorry I Love You
5 Acoustic Guitar
6 The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
7 Love in the Shadows
8 Bitter Tears
9 Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget
10 Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
11 Experimental Music Love
12 Meaningless
13 Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin
14 Queen of the Savages
15 Blue You
16 I Can't Touch You Anymore
17 Two Kinds of People
18 How to Say Goodbye
19 The Night You Can't Remember
20 For We Are the King of the Boudoir
21 Strange Eyes
22 Xylophone Track
23 Zebra

i (4-May-2004, Nonesuch Records)
1 I Die
2 I Don't Believe You
3 I Don't Really Love You Anymore
4 I Looked All Over Town
5 I Thought You Were My Boyfriend
6 I Was Born
7 I Wish I Had an Evil Twin
8 If There's Such a Thing as Love
9 I'm Tongue-Tied
10 In an Operetta
11 Infinitely Late at Night
12 Irma
13 Is This What They Used to Call Love
14 It's Only Time

Distortion (15-Jan-2008, Nonesuch Records)
1 Three-Way
2 California Girls
3 Old Fools
4 Xavier Says
5 Mr. Mistletoe
6 Please Stop Dancing
7 Drive On, Driver
8 Too Drunk to Dream
9 Till the Bitter End
10 I'll Dream Alone
11 The Nun's Litany
12 Zombie Boy
13 Courtesans

Realism (26-Jan-2010, Nonesuch Records)
1 You Must Be Out of Your Mind
2 Interlude
3 We Are Having a Hootenanny
4 I Don't Know What to Say
5 The Dolls' Tea Party
6 Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
7 Walk a Lonely Road
8 Always Already Gone
9 Seduced and Abandoned
10 Better Things
11 Painted Flower
12 The Dada Polka
13 From a Sinking Boat

Love at the Bottom of the Sea (5-Mar-2012, Merge Records / Domino Records)
1 God Wants Us to Wait
2 Andrew in Drag
3 Your Girlfriend's Face
4 Born For Love
5 I'd Go Anywhere with Hugh
6 Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
7 The Only Boy in Town
8 The Machine in Your Hand
9 Goin' Back to the Country
10 I've Run Away to Join the Fairies
11 The Horrible Party
12 My Husband's Pied-a-Terre
13 I Don't Like Your Tone
14 Quick!
15 All She Cares About Is Mariachi

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