Realism – Goes for Adds Today and Tomorrow

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

I hope you’ve had the chance to check out Realism, the fantastic new record from The Magnetic Fields. Now it’s time to show your support by starting to give it some spins and reporting it as an add.

Favorite tracks might include: #1 (“You Must Be Out of Your Mind”), #12 (“The Dada Polka”), #6 (“Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree”), and #3 (“We Are Having a Hootenanny”).

The whole album is FCC clean.

With no synths, no drum kits, and every instrument unplugged, the pristine Realism is the flip-side to the brash noise-pop of The Magnetic Fields’ 2008 Distortion. Singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt calls it “folk,” but with its wide range of instrumentation and orchestrated arrangements, says Merritt, “Realism is a more kaleidoscopic approach to a genre.”

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