Magnetic Fields, The / Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
Album:Love At The Bottom Of The Sea Collection:General
Artist:Magnetic Fields, The Added:Feb 2012
Label:Merge Records 

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Add Date:2012-03-24 Pull Date:2012-05-26 
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Album Review
Reviewed 2012-03-18 
Indie-rock. Brilliant lyrically, brilliant musically—truly wide range of different instruments. Try any song on this record, but I recommend 1, 2, 11, 12, 15. POSSIBLE FCC VIOLATION on track 3, because the lyrics may be considered obscene, but I could be wrong so listen for yourself.

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**1) God Wants Us to Wait (2:06): Very catchy beat, mid-tempo song about holding off on sex (not obscene though).

**2) Andrew in Drag (2:13): Mid-tempo indie country feel. Funny lyrics, “the only girl I’ve ever loved is Andrew in drag”

3) Your Girlfriend’s Face (2:20): FCC QUESTIONABLE due to possibly obscene content. Electronic beat, about hiring a hitman to attack the singer’s former lover and her new man.

4) Born for Love (2:39): Slow, heavy track with strings.

5) I’d Go Anywhere with Hugh (2:08): Slow, folksy

6) Infatuation (with your Gyration) (2:12): Faster, has an odd eighties feel

7) The Only Boy in Town (2:35): Plodding, vocals sound almost like Beach Boys.

8) The Machine in Your Hand (2:24): Garage and synth-y sounds, interesting play between the male and female vocals.

9) Goin’ Back to the Country (2:01): Country-ish song with electronic and synth sounds.

10) I’ve Run Away to Join the Fairies (2:17): Slow, darker.

**11) The Horrible Party (2:07): Funny calliope feel for a song with such frightening lyrics.

**12) My Husband’s Pied-A-Terre (2:05): Starts slower, stripped down. Mostly piano/vocals with occasional bass beat and ambient noise. Then develops into a garage-rocker. Ends cold.

13) I Don’t Like Your Tone (2:08): Eastern feel, like a more American version of the Beatles’ “Within You Without You”

14) Quick! (2:28): Slow Garage-y beat, synth based.

**15) All She Cares About is Mariachi (2:38): Lots of computer-generated noise, garage sounds underlay Mariachi-Indie guitar licks and vocals.

Track Listing
1.God Wants Us To Wait 8.The Machine In Your Hand
2.Andrew In Drag 9.Goin' Back To The Country
3.Your Girlfriend's Face 10.I've Run Away To Join The Fairies
4.Born For Love 11.The Horrible Party
5.I'd Go Anywhere With Hugh 12.My Husband's Pied-A-Terre
6.Infatuation (With Your Gyration) 13.I Don't Like Your Tone
7.The Only Boy In Town 14.Quick!
 15.All She Cares About Is Mariachi