Sunday, 17 January 2010

guess i'm doing fine

Everything about Distortion screams 80's. The hot-pink cover, the female/male vocals, the swirling guitars, etc., etc. This is the second album in a series of albums Fields frontman Stephin Merritt calls the "no-synth" trilogy (the first being i and the third being Realism, out on the 26th). It's a strange concept, considering that one of the things that make the Magnetic Fields so good is the synth. They make up for it with the heavily distorted (hence the name?) guitar and bass sounds. It's great. Download it.

You know what you're getting into by the first track. The album as a whole sends you down a ramp in roller-skates while in a sugar coma from drinking too much TAB. Also, to a lesser extent, AIDS. I mean that in the most positive way possible.

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