- Audio CD (June 15 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Merge Records
- ASIN: B0000019O4
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
|2. The Desparate 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|
So I got this cd... what fun!!! Its good to hear honest lyrics and some innovative instrument arrangements!
Stephin Merritt sings all the songs on this one, which is much to my pleasing. All of my favorite Magnetic Fields' songs (save for 100,000 Fireflies) are those that he sang, as opposed to Susan Anway. His deep voice matches the lyrics perfectly, especially those with upbeat tunes yet depressing lyrics. On the other hand, though, it makes singing along with the songs very hard for those of us lacking in ability to hit the lower notes. But we can try anyway...
Personal favorites of mine are the weepy 'Why I Cry', 'All the Umbrellas in London', 'Desperate Things You Made Me Do', and 'Don't Look Away'. 'Desperate Things You Made Me Do' sounds distinctly electronic, verging on techno as opposed to electro-pop, and both the music and the lyrics are fantastic. 'All the Umbrellas in London' is the first Magnetic Fields song I ever listened to, and is what got me hooked on them. It's lyrics are great (as are pretty much every Magnetic Fields' song's lyrics) and the the backgroudn music is very good. Unlike a lot of their depressing songs, it doesn't have upbeat background music, thouh. 'Don't Look Away' has this experimental sound, even though it probably uses the least synthesizers on the album. I'd also say it's safe to say it's the slowest song on the album. And, as I said before, 'Why I Cry' is rather weepy, but not to the point of annoyance.
So, until the new Magnetic Fields album comes out in May, this darling is gonna sit in my CD player playing on a constant loop.