The Magnetic Fields – who seek a new NACC peak this week with 50 Song Memoir – have garnered a great review from Consequence of Sound. “An unprecedented two-and-a-half-hour journey into the typically guarded [Stephin] Merritt’s life, the album is as revealing as it is resonant,” CoS writes, after setting the album up as “the sequel” to 1999’s seminal 69 Love Songs and noting that the songwriter “excels with a prompt… Half the fun… is listening to Merritt weave adeptly through his self-imposed limits.” The theme of the new record is that Merritt has written a song for every year of his life. “Merritt’s skill of finding the exact turn of phrase to underscore a feeling is one that few achieve,” states CoS, “and watching him turn that inward is illuminating.”
Check out the video for “’83 Foxx and I” from 50 Song Memoir below:
Read the full review here.