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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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The Magnetic Fields, '69 Love Songs'


The Magnetic Fields, '69 Love Songs'
465/500

Merge, 1999

The title says it all: three discs of brilliantly turned tunes about pop's signature emotion. Stephin Merritt lived out a Tin Pan Alley fantasy as he spooled his droll bass over synth pop, bubblegum, Afropop, show tunes, country and more. It's irony on steroids, but try to get through "Papa Was a Rodeo" without shedding a tear. 


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