Articles and Reviews: the Magnetic Fields

Album/EP/Single Reviews

Reviews of 69 Love Songs

Bombast-xxx: Vol 3 *added 5/1/01*
El Pais (in Spanish!) *added 5/1/01*
Music Emissions *added 5/1/01*
CD Consumer
The Sunday Times (London)
The Guardian
Rocket Fuel
Outlines (best of 1999 list)
Village Voice review by Robert Christgau
Salon (best of 1999 lists)
SF Bay Guardian
City Search (alt locations: 1, 2)
Pop Matters
Freaky Trigger
Minneapolis City Pages
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Amplifier Online
Alternative Press
Nashua Telegraph Online
Willamette Week
The Pathetic Caverns
Las Vegas Sun
Village Voice
Spin Cycle (alt location)
Washington Post
The War Against Silence
New York Observer
Drawer B: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3
Salon review by Greil Marcus

Reviews of the "I Don't Believe You" 7" single

SlingShot Kickers
The War Against Silence
Drawer B

Reviews of Get Lost

Queer Zine Explosion
Review by Traddles the Pop-Picking Pooch
OutNOW! review by Robey Pointer
Indie Boy review by Robey Pointer (same review, different layout)
The Chronicle
The War Against Silence

Review of the "All the Umbrellas in London" 7" single

The War Against Silence

Review of The Charm of the Highway Strip


Reviews of Holiday

Salon review by Douglas Wolk
33 RPM
Drawer B
Worcester Phoenix

Reviews of The House of Tomorrow

Caught in Flux
Salon review by Douglas Wolk
Drawer B
Worcester Phoenix
Indie Boy
The War Against Silence

Reviews of The Wayward Bus/Distant Plastic Trees

The Washington Post
The Chronicle

Review of the "100,000 Fireflies" single

Freaky Trigger: "100 Best Singles of the 90s"

Compilation Appearances

Review of Oh, Merge
(includes the Susan-sings version of "Take Ecstasy with Me")

Review by Jeffrey Norman *added 5/1/01*

Reviews of Pop Romantique
(includes cover of Bassiak's "Le Tourbillion")

Review by Jeffrey Norman
Drawer B

Reviews of Merge 100
(includes "Smoke and Mirrors" remix)

KSPC Music Director's Picks of the Week

Reviews of Random
(includes cover of Gary Numan's "I Die: You Die")

Review by Al Crawford
The War Against Silence

Reviews of Crash Course for the Ravers
(includes cover of David Bowie's "Heroes")


Reviews of performances by the Magnetic Fields - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA (4/14/01) *added 5/1/01*
Washington Post - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. (4/13/01) *added 5/1/01*
Luna Kafé - Prime Club, Cologne (11/3/00) and De Balie, Amsterdam (11/4/00) *added 5/1/01*
Battery Park, NYC (8/3/00) by Fred Solinger
Dotmusic - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (7/25/00)
Ironminds - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (6/11/00)
San Francisco Chronicle - Bimbo's, San Francisco, CA (3/5/00)
Splendid - Black Cat, Washington, DC (1/22/00)
Rolling Stone - Irving Plaza, NYC (12/2/99)
Philadelphia Inquirer - Harrison Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA (11/99)
Salon - Merge's 10th Anniversary at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC (7/23/99)
Music365 - Bowery Ballroom, NYC (5/21/99)
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (8/12/98) by Robey Pointer
Ink Nineteen - in Tampa (7/30/98)
Flow - Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC (7/26/98)
Spontaneous Combustion - Westbeth Theatre, NYC (4/19/97) (link is currently broken)

Miscellaneous Reviews and Articles

Modern Humorist gift suggestions - comments on 69 Love Songs *added 5/1/01*
Tangents - "The Magnetic Fields vs. Belle and Sebastian" *added 5/1/01*
W. Minc Productions page on 69 Love Songs *added 5/1/01*
ASCAP Playback article on the Magnetic Fields
The Village Voice 1999 Pazz & Jopp Critics' Poll: article by Robert Christgau
The Village Voice 1999 Pazz & Jopp Critics' Poll: comments by various reviewers
Epinions page on 69 Love Songs
Consumers Guide review of Stars Forever by Momus: (compares to 69 Love Songs)
SonicNet article on 69 Love Songs (alt location)
SonicNet article about forthcoming 69 Love Songs tour
Douglas Wolk's Small Mouth article (Boston Phoenix) on silence (mentions the track of silence on the Merge reissue of The Wayward Bus/Distant Plastic Trees)
Addicted to Noise review of the 1998 TeenBeat Sampler (mentions the "Smoke and Mirrors" remix)
The Tufts Daily Syrup USA Valentine's Day Bash pre-performance teaser (short mention of the Magnetic Fields) article on the Magnetic Fields (pre-performance teaser)
Barcelona Acció Musical - article on the Magnetic Fields (in Spanish!)
Los Angeles Times article "Breaking Out of the Big Apple"
Addicted to Noise article "The Strange Pull of Magnetic Fields"

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