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Beautiful Lo-Fi Indie Pop Record,
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I find it suprising that certain people think so negitively of such a wonderful record. I don't think it much different than their indie-electronic style, the only thing that's different is the instruments. The Magnetic Fields have always strived to make great indie pop music, and they've always had a sweet tooth for slight experimentation. Their beautiful melodies and wity lyrical style are no different and no less memborable than it was before before. The guitar style reminds me of something between My Bloody Valentine and Beat Happening, and I find it very well done within that context. I especially love the 60's pop vibe that pervades the record. I understand that not everyone likes the kind of distortion employed by bands like My Bloody Valentine and Beat Happening, but I think it fits beautifully for The Magnetic Fields. Even if it doesn't warm up to your ears at first listen, it will indeed grow on you. So, listen to it for yourself before you read any negitive reviews. Just give it a chance to warm up to you, and you might just thank yourself for it.