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New Music Report: The Magnetic Fields' "Realism"

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In this week's New Music Report, we present another segment of Christian Rock, where Rolling Stone contributing editor Christian Hoard tells you what's been on constant repeat on his stereo. This week, it's the Magnetic Fields' eighth album Realism in the spotlight. Featuring the witty and sardonic songwriting of Stephin Merritt, the man who gave us the massive 69 Love Songs, Realism is an unofficial sequel of sorts to 2008's Distortion. While that album was built on feedback and Jesus & Mary Chain-esque songs, Realism explores the more tuneful, acoustic — but not folk — side of the Magnetic Fields. For more on Realism, and to hear the tracks "You Must Be Out of Your Mind" and "We Are Having a Hootenanny," check out this week's New Music Report up top.

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