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02/26/2004: "i."

Just heard the new Magnetic Fields record i and here are my first (very) rough thoughts:

1) it's pretty good but not as good as [insert prior record here]
2) uugh it's too 'unplugged'! it's even more acoustic-instrument-heavy than '69', but the songs don't stick to the brainpan as strongly
3) the solitary synthpop-sounding track 'I Thought You Were My Boyfriend' is the best song on the record (deadpan chorus: 'I thought I was just the guy for you and it would never end/I thought we were s'posed to be like glue, I thought you were my boyfriend')
4) man, i love synthesizers. everyone should use them. why are they not using them?!
5) it sounds too 'careful' -- must be that big Nonesuch recording budget
6) they need to get back to making synthpop (circa 'Get Lost')
7) give us drums! give us drum machines! what's with these beatless songs?
8) "If There's Such a Thing As Love" is good too, but it's basically a direct rip from abba's 'fernando' mashed up with like, the moody blues or something
9) sounds like he's taking singing lessons...no! and he's singing lead on every track!
10) how to improve this album: ditch any instrument that could potentially be made out of wood, and start over with a rack of cheap synths and maybe a karaoke machine. Granted he has a side project that does this already, but this would be way better.


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>2) uugh it's too 'unplugged'! it's even more acoustic-instrument-heavy than '69'

You're so right-on here. My first thought on hearing the record was: "I'm going to be hearing this in every Starbucks in America for the next year." I'm sort of distressed. Also: maybe I'm splitting hairs, but Merritt doesn't display nearly the lyrical acuity here as he has in the past. There's no "it makes me feel blue/Pantone 292" for miles. It's a fine album, but I also feel like it's going to be issued to you free when you buy a Mini.

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