Stephin Merritt is The Magnetic Fields and boy does he write a lot of songs. I bought the 3rd volume of his recently released 3 CD package, 69 Love Songs, and I plan to buy the other two as soon as I can save up the money. On this album you'll find a wide variety of musical styles from eighties synth pop to baroque,complete with a harpsichord, or a synth made to sound like one. You won't be hearing this stuff in any clubs, in fact Merritt had planned to preform the music in more 'loungy' settings.
If you like GAP ads or yearn for new, less depressing, Joy Division, pick up one or all of these CD's. If not... well I really don't care. I've got better things to do than worry about what crappy music everyones into these days