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Get Lost

The Magnetic FieldsAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 24, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B0000019O4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,939 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1995 release from this Indie/Electropop band led by singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars smoke and mirrors, special effects. March 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Stephin Merritt refines the Magnetic Fields sound on Get Lost. Where on previous albums, nearly all the sounds were produced by synthesizers with the occasional cello or guitar. Here, many songs use things like drums, a ukulele and banjo to flesh things out further. This flirting with traditional instruments lead eventually to 69 Love Songs.
Again, the songs are perfect pop songs, catchy as anything, but still sounding unpolished and scratchy. And once again, they're all love songs, with Merritt using what seemed to be his favorite love song gimmick, the moon, in not one, not two, but three song titles! There's "You and Me and The Moon," "Save a Secret for the Moon," and "The Dreaming Moon." Merritt's songwriting is also typically smart and ironic, with the usual assortment of bitter characters in the songs themselves.
So what sets this apart from other Magnetic Fields' releases? Well... not much. Everything Merritt has written for the Magnetic Fields has been in the same vein but he manages to make it all sound vastly different. And on this record especially, the songs are upbeat despite their lyrics. It's not as immediately lovable as Holiday, but it's definitely closer to that than Charm of the Highway Strip or their first two releases. How anyone could not like Magnetic Fields is beyond me.
The album gets off to a rip-roaring start with a wall of synthesizers in "Famous" and Merritt nearly yelling his lyrics, "I know you've tried / I know you've cried / I know you've died / A little inside." But still the sheer loudness and throbbing of "Famous" doesn't prepare you for "The Desperate Things You Do," one of my favorites. It's beyond anything else the Magnetic Fields have released in terms of bitterness. It's almost hateful.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect September 18, 2004
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It really is a pity that such a great album is over looked by more popular albums such as 69 Love Songs and various other Magnetic Field CDs. The thing is that a nasty rumor shot around the world that this album was their worst one ever. I don't really think that's true. In truth, I think it's one of their best. Get Lost is a mix of electrical pop, techno and rock songs all of which are pure Magnetic Field music. This album concentrates more around fast, quick moving songs with an extremely high catchy level.

"Famous" is a classical rock song, and it's extremely catchy. Though the lyrics aren't as emotional or as romantic as others, they're just as good. "The Desperate Things You Made Me Do" is, in my opinion, the best song on the album. It's a techno song that deals with being angry at a loved one who broke hearts and such.

"Smoke And Mirrors" was a haunting pop song, giving off an eerie effect. "With Whom To Dance?"- The smooth, refreshing electrical sound of soft electrical insturments with a ukulele involved. Beautiful song. "You And Me And The Moon" is an electrical pop song. It's loud, fast music is very hypnotic, and would be the perfect song to sing for your new boyfriend/girlfriend on your first date.

"Don't Look Away" is a dark, creepy sound similar to "Smoke And Mirrors", but a heck of a lot better. And I love "Save A Secret For The Moon". It has a very odd sound, and is, like "You And Me And The Moon", very hypnotic, but less electrical and a tad bit slower. "Why I Cry" is another one of my favorite songs by them. It's a slow, electrical indie rock song that has weeping lyrics. "Love Is Lighter Than Air" is very similar to "You And Me And The Moon". If there had to be one song on Get Lost that would represent it, this one would be it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Lose This One February 28, 2004
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From experience, many fans of the Magnetic Fields would argue that this is one of their weaker albums. On the other hand, I'd be tempted to say this is one of their best albums.
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.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I'm sorry?
I don't want to put a long review and have all the MF fans bash on me so I'll just say this music is not for me, the end.
Published on March 31, 2012 by Mark McLaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best pop records in all of human history!
This is really quite simple: This is the perfect Mag Fields statement, and as a product of none other than S. Merritt, one of the best popular records of all time. Read more
Published on April 30, 2007 by J. Billings
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, like Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Brian...
The Magnetic Field's Stephin Merritt reminds me of some other extremely gifted pop producers, or composer/producer/musicians, who gift us with their own musical visions, and have... Read more
Published on May 19, 2006 by Ludwig J. Pluralist
4.0 out of 5 stars I got started from a cover
I was listening to this on a whim and when "Why I cry" came on I had to have it!!! If you havent heard it covered, look for a cd under the name All-Time Quarterback... Read more
Published on April 26, 2004 by Andrew M. Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars my pick for the desert island
This album tops my list of favourites. At times hopeful, others despairing, it is the best of the melancholic sweet low-fi indie pop. Read more
Published on October 16, 2003 by "bootums"
5.0 out of 5 stars Me and you and the moon
The best example of Stephin Merritt's lyrical genius; I love this album. Post-breakup, post-disappointment, post-mortem, this album relishes in the melancholy longing that every... Read more
Published on July 26, 2003 by dominick basta
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant shining light in a sky of poorly lit stars
This is the epitome of Stephin Merrit's genious. If ever there were an album to solidify the necessity for the promulgation of indie pop, this is it. Read more
Published on December 7, 2002 by russell sanzgiri
4.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting the magnetic fields
This band has always had a prominent place in my CD collection but was often just an occasional guest in the actual CD player...until just recently. Read more
Published on September 1, 2002 by Wesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this cd...
Over the past few months, I've purchased all the MF cds after first being turned on to Future Bible Heroes. 'Get Lost' is my favorite. Read more
Published on November 30, 2001 by Keith Bowden
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Stephin's best stuff
a few good songs, but a lot that don't live up to his usual impeccable standards.
Published on July 27, 2001 by DKDC
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