As many of you know, Jeff Buckley has been an icon to me for years, and I'm glad to have been a fan of his even before he really got famous and sort of commercial. Ironically, I discovered his father (Tim Buckley) and his music only after I got into Jeff, which led me to an obsessive musical relationship with both Buckleys. To honor my stronger-with-time fellowship with both Jeff and Tim (primarily Jeff), I launched Buckleyesque.com last month.
I host bootlegs, rare recordings, concerts, soundboards, as well as out of print singles by both Jeff and Tim Buckley. Stop over, and if you haven't heard these two artists yet, well, heres your chance.
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Kalite.....: 128 kbps
01.Divine Idylle 2:40
02.Chet Baker 2:59
03.Les Piles (En Duo Avec M) 2:47
04.Des Que J'Te Vois 3:24
05.Les Revenants 3:38
06.Junior Suite 3:31
09.La Bataille 3:23
10.La Melodie 2:57
One of my Top Ten Books of all time, "Atonement" by Ian McEwan, is finally coming to the big screen. It stars James MacAvoy and Keira Knightley. I am no fan of Keira's but advance screenings of this movie have compared it to "The English Patient" and "Sophie's Choice", which are obviously two of the greatest motion pictures in movie history, so expectations are high. I suggest you add this one to your "List of Movies to Own".
Thanks to Cocoamusic for these!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Album-Under the Blacklight
Release Date-Aug 21, 2007
Genre/Style-Indie Rock/Indie Pop
Reviews coming from critics-
The Onion (A.V. Club): "The L.A. quartet has returned with an album that's teeming with creatively executed ideas, to the point where it almost feels like the band was just using its first three albums to warm up."
Billboard:"Ultimately, the change in direction will likely raise a few eyebrows among some diehard fans, which isn't to say the songs here aren't noteworthy in their own right."
Slant Magazine:"Some of these genre shifts work better than others, of course, but the record is so tightly constructed that nothing ever crashes and burns."
Rolling Stone:"It's yet more adventurous, a prosperous band's challenge to its comfortable cult."
Stylus Magazine:"The one thing you can't accuse Under the Blacklight of is being boring, but it abides by an either/or sort of mentality that presumes that a complete lack of substance is the only alternative to the kind of music Rilo Kiley and their pals made in 2002."
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Album-Fingers & Thumbs
Release Date-May 21, 2007
Review-Reviewed by AMG. There seems to come a time in the career of every singer/songwriter when he or she decides to start rocking. Polly Paulusma's first record consisted of tender balladry, although not without its tug of exuberance (think Edie Brickell). The accompaniment was mostly acoustic guitar, with some strings to vary the mood. Why she decided to plug in after just one album is an interesting question, but regardless, it proves to be a good idea. The knock against Paulusma in the past was that she was a little too Meredith Brooks. Her songs were performed with an eye to maximum melodramatic effect, and they occasionally came across as cloying or ersatz (call it singsong singer/songwriter). Even if her lyrics occupied a higher level altogether — she's a former writer, after all — the performances didn't seem to fit the songs. Both the performances and songs on her second album, Fingers & Thumbs, are much better (and performed better). The thrust of the material may not vary much, just the basic singer/songwriter material of love and loss (which she experienced much of between albums, with two miscarriages and finally a successful pregnancy). The arrangements may be slightly monochromatic — electric guitars strummed in a similar fashion to acoustic guitars — but Paulusma has grown as a performer and as a singer of her songs.
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Everyone's favorite Japanese supermodel Ken Hirai is back with a brand new music video. In this one, Hirai is a long way from "Pop Star", as his image is drastically made over as alpha-male and in control. No more teddy bears, apparently. Strangely enough, he seems very disinterested and aloof in this video, and shares zero chemistry with his co-star, whom I found insipid and extremely boring. However, the song is geniosity as usual - so watch and enjoy!
Ken Hirai - fake star
(Téléchargement : Mediafire ; Poids : 82,4Mo)
BLACK EYED PEAS - Bridging The Gap Album (1998)
BLACK EYED PEAS - BEhind The Front Album (2000)
BLACK EYED PEAS - Elephunk Album (2003)
BLACK EYED PEAS - Monkey Business Album (2005)
BOURNE ULTIMATUM - Official Sountrack 2007
GREENDAY - Transmission (2007)
KULA SHAKER - Strangefolk Album (2007)
ARCH ENEMY - Rise Of The Tyrant Album (2007)
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS - Worse Than A Fairy Tale Album (2007)
GUNS N ROSES - Chinese Democracy Album (2007)
COLOR ME BADD - Cmb Album
GREENDAY - Dookie Album
YOUNG LOVE - Too Young Too Fight It Album
DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES - #1s Compilation
Download Part 1
Download Part 2
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Futuresex/Lovesounds Album (2007)
Link contributed by Far-8. Thanks.
NE-YO - Because Of You Album (2007)
GWEN STEFANI - The Sweet Escape Album (2006)
MAROON 5 - It Wont Be Soon Before Long Album (2007)
BEYONCE KNOWLES - B-Day Album (2007)
SOPHIE MILMAN - Make Someone Happy Album
CELINE DION - D'elles Album
DMX - The Definition Of The X: Pick Of The Litter Album
SIMPLY RED - Stay Album
Amerie - Touch
Christina Milian - It's About Time
Christina Milian - So Amazin'
Gym Class Heroes - As Cruel As School Children
Katherine Mcphee - Katherine Mcphee
Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission
Paris Hilton - Paris
Sara Bareilles - Little Voice (rapid share)
Sara Bareilles - Little Voice (zshare)
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
Timbaland - Shock Value (thank Angel)
The Click Five - Modern Minds And Pastimes
You Got Served Soundtrack
Someone had asked for more Chinese music, so here’s something for you all~
One of my cousins is a huge Peter fan (though mostly through his acting), but I had never understood what she saw in him. I began to really notice/like him after I saw some of his ads for Bench Body (I may seem shallow, but this man is a hottie =Q), but after this album... -love- ♥ All of the songs are super sweet—this LA native wrote some of the lyrics—and the melodies are lovely too. Track 01 (Black Wings) was actually the winner of an open call for compositions, picked by fans through the internet, and track 03 (A Letter) was written by Peter for his fans. (: Track 08 (Really Want To Tell You) is a collaboration with Jang Nara (장나라), his
Even if you aren’t a big fan of Peter, or you’ve never heard of him, go ahead and try this album out. But do comment and give some feedback if you take anything! :D
Peter Ho (何潤東) ★ 好想對你說 (Really Want To Tell You)
album type seventh (??) album
release date 02.08.2007
language Chinese – Mandarin, Japanese
record label 豐華唱片 (Forward Music)
buy it YesAsia
08. 好想對你說 (vs. 張娜拉)
09. Think About You
14. 星海流浪的人 (日文)
DOWNLOAD ★ [84.51 MB]
Music Videos (via YouTube) [… these Chinese singers really like making these, huh? D:]
→ 黑色翅膀 (Black Wings)
→ 一封信 (A Letter)
→ 白屋之戀(Love in a White House)
→ 沒有我你怎麼辦 (What Will You Do Without Me)
→ 好想對你說 (vs. 張娜拉) [Really Want To Tell You (vs. Jang Nara)]
→ 星海流浪的人 (Person Who Roams the Stars and Seas)
Amuro Namie's latest album. 8D I haven't had time to listen to it yet, but you can be sure that it's awesome!
** I think Track 10 is only the regular "Violet Sauce" from the single. The Spicy version will be added once it's available. 8D
From YesAsia: Namie is back to play.
With a few months left before her 30th birthday, the chart-strong J-pop diva, whose previous album Queen of Hip Pop lept to the No. 2 spot on the Oricon charts, returns with her eighth major work. It features 11 tracks including the four hit singles CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK, Baby Don't Cry, FUNKY TOWN, and Violet Sauce which was the image song for the Japanese theatrical release of Sin City. Other recommended tracks include the principal song Hide & Seek, the rock-flavored number It's all about you, and Pink Key.
From wiki.theppn: PLAY is Amuro Namie's 7th album, and her first album to be released in CD+DVD format as well as the standard CD only. The first press of the CD only version features a PLAY original police badge sticker. The album is described as having an "adult" style. Like her previous album, Queen of Hip-Pop, A-sides from her singles were not included in the album, as well as songs from the album being given promotional videos but not released as singles. The songs White Light and Ningyo were not used for the album. Roughly half of the album was produced by Nao'ymt, while the other half was produced by T.Kura and michico. Hide & Seek is the song that will be promoted as the lead single from the album. The song Top Secret is used as the second series of Prison Break's theme song in Japan. The album reached #1 in HMV pre-order chart.
Please comment if you download, and enjoy! Remember, feedback is always appreciated. :D ♥
安室奈美恵 ★ PLAY
album type 7th album
release date 2007.06.27
genre Jpop / R&B; / urban
record label avex trax
buy it yesasia / cdjapan
02 Full Moon
03 CAN'T SLEEP,CAN'T EAT,I'M SICK
04 It's all about you
05 FUNKY TOWN
06 Step With It
08 SHOULD I LOVE HIM?
09 Top Secret
10 Violet Sauce (Spicy)
11 Baby Don't Cry
12 Pink Key
album (69.45 MB @ 192kbps)
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From YesAsia: Fly to the Sky finally returns with a new album! The duo has been apart more often than not in the past year due to solo projects. Brian released his first solo album in December 2006, and has been busy with promotion and performing, not to mention his usual repertoire of hosting and variety show appearances. Fany, meanwhile, tried his hand at acting, making an impressive debut in the MBC drama Over the Rainbow. As a testament to his acting skills, Fany has also just been cast in the upcoming MBC drama I Love You co-starring Ahn Jae Wook, although for now the buzz may still be focused on his recent plastic surgery admission.
While Brian and Fany have both found success flying solo, fans are no doubt eager to see them back together again for their highly anticipated new album No Limitations. The seventh album from the duo, No Limitations comes with 14 new songs, mainly R&B; tracks with light arrangements to go with the summer atmosphere. Their principle song My Angel is a romantic R&B ballad with a catchy chorus. Other new tracks include Let's Get It On, Man 2 Man, and "3rd Day". It may seem like much has changed for Fly to the Sky since their last album Transition, but their voices are still as strong and harmonic as ever.
PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU DOWNLOAD, and enjoy! :D ♥
Fly To The Sky (플라이 투 더 스카이) ★ 7집 - No Limitations
album type Vol.7
release date 2007.07.03
genre Kpop / R&B; / ballad
record label Pfull Creative/T Entertainment
buy it yesasia / annyoung
02 My Angel
04 가질 수 없어도
06 남겨진 사람
07 Let's Get It On
08 Man 2 Man
09 3번째 날
11 그래도 사랑입니다 (Feat. Heritage)
12 오늘도 이쁜걸
13 Kissing you (Feat. Issac Squab Of Trespass)
14 가벼운 사랑 (Feat. Hyun Moo & TKO Of Trespass)
album (76.62 MB @ 192kbps)
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Carrie - The Musical (Bootleg,Misc.Tracks)
After my earlier post, 'Greg' requested this, so here it is!
I got these tracks a very long time ago on p2p. They were more-or-less miscellaneous unordered tracks from multiple sources that I vaguely remember putting in this order to reflect the sequence in the production (which if I also remember right was no easy trick). Some are from the Workshop and some are from the Original Broadway production (OBC - original broadway cast) (and there may be other tracks that come from other sources, as far as I know). Consider this the Frankenstein's monster of cast recordings. They are mostly (if not all) live audio and generally poor audio quality for those who care about such things (well, really, what do you expect from live audio? Ella Fitzgerald smashing a glass with her voice?).
I put them in this order a long long time ago and some of the ordering may be wrong, but that's the great thing about digital files - it doesn't really take a bulldozer to move them around. The tracks denoted with a's & b's are duplicate tracks that I included in the same order as they would normally appear. I've also indicated the different bitrates (Kbps) for the different files and left the tags in mostly the same way that I found them so that if you want to extract the different sources, you can. In other words, you can tell which files go with which versions (and if you can, you're a better man than I, Gunga Din).
Carrie - The Musical opened on Broadway in 1988 and became one of the biggest flops in Broadway history up to that point. It lost millions of dollars and became a punchline for a long time after in the same way that, say, 'Ishtar' became a film punchline. As you can tell from the music (and from various accounts), it had moments of brilliance and real moments of incredible cheese.
The material between the mother and the daughter is some of the best and most interesting work (as is probably true of the film too) and is pop operatic in nature. It's juxtaposed with more pop-oriented musical numbers of leather-clad teenagers in discos, towel-clad girls in shower rooms, and possibly the only musical number I can think of that involves slaughtering pigs at a pig farm while dressed in leather. No, I take that back; I think there was one in 'The Sound of Music' too, but I'm not sure.
There was a workshop production in 1984 with Maureen McGovern and an out-of-town production in 1988 (well, out-of-town in the sense that it was in England as a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, and Shakespeare couldn't be more proud!) with Barbara Cook, each respectively playing Carrie's mother.
The music was by Michael Gore & Dean Pitchford, the same men associated with such projects as 'Fame' & 'Footloose' and the book of the musical was by Lawrence D. Cohen, the same man who wrote the film's script. The Broadway production starred Betty Buckley as Mrs. White and Linzi Hateley as Carrie. I guess I don't really need to mention that Betty Buckley also played the gym teacher in the film (since if you were interested in this recording at all, you would probably already know a lot about the film anyway). And if I remember right, music icon (and Lethal Weapon wife) Darlene Love takes over the role of the gym teacher in the Broadway production. If they make a film version of the musical, I fully expect Darlene Love to play Mrs. White and Ronnie Spector to play the gym teacher. And if they do a musical revival of THAT film, I expect Ronnie Spector to play Mrs. White and Britney Spears to play the gym teacher.
And if I also remember right, Gene Anthony Ray, whom you may remember from the film and TV show, 'Fame' plays one of the teenagers. I'm guessing this isn't a coincidence since Gore & Pitchford did the music and Debbie Allen did the choreography.
I can't be absolutely sure with some of this live audio, but I put the most probable performers in the tag comments. (It's pretty easy to tell Betty Buckley & Darlene Love, for instance, but where I couldn't be absolutely sure, I just put down the likely performers in the tag comments) And I've also included in the file a couple of web pages for reference purposes that include a synopsis of the play (these are pretty old web pages, by the way, so I don't know if that site still exists).
Well, I think you'll get a lot of enjoyment listening to this if you can picture Betty Buckley dying on a giant white staircase like something out of 'An American in Paris' or her singing the number, 'When There's No One' in a low-cut negligee.
Or you can chant, 'Kill the Pig' along with all the hip kids at the pig farm in the song, 'Out For Blood' (well they have to get their prom gifts somewhere, don't they?). Or you can voyeuristically (or the ear equivalent of that) listen to teenagers trying to make out in their cars in the number, 'Don't Waste The Moon' (if you don't mind it ending kind of abruptly........music interruptus?).
Well, maybe you'll enjoy the thought of a musical number with high school girls in towels and underwear in a school shower room (and isn't that the way that most women take showers?) taunting a girl who's just discovered her monthly friend. (But now that I think about it, if you enjoy picturing high school girls in towels and underwear, you're probably surfing entirely different websites besides this one......and I'm also reporting you to the authorities as I type this.).
And I can't help it, but the opening of the 'Apologies Scene' makes me want to watch Dr. Who for some reason. (I'm picturing Carrie stepping out of a Tardis right now.)
Or you can picture Carrie making objects fly and dance around her room while she sings 'I'm Not Alone'. Well, if you're gonna kill a bunch of people later on, you really need a lighter Mary Poppins-type moment, don't you?
And just imagine all the laser beams shooting out of Carrie at the prom while people get trapped in the stage equivalent of a giant shower curtain during the 'Destruction' number.
It's also interesting to hear the makers discuss the project in the Workshop introduction and to hear the curtain call at the end with such now-famous (but less well-known, back then) stage names as Donna Murphy & Liz Callaway being mentioned. I've also included a cut number from the Workshop, 'Tommy's Poem' in the folder as well.
Well, despite the way I made it sound there are actually some nice musical numbers in here (like 'Evening Prayers', 'Carrie', and some of the other ones I've already mentioned) and Betty Buckley in particular stands out, so enjoy listening to a musical version of Stephen King's simple story of a girl and her mother!
P.S. And remember to treat all the telekinetic girls (with overly religious mothers) that you happen to meet along the way with care and kindness! I think that's a good rule-of-thumb to follow whether you're going to the prom or not.
01 - Author's Introduction - (128 Kbps, Workshop)
02 - Overture - (64 Kbps, 1988)
03 - In - (128 Kbps,OBC)
04 - Prelude - (128 Kbps,OBC)
04a - Taunting And Carrie Prelude - (80 Kbps)
05 - Dream On & Shower Scene - (160 Kbps)
05a - Dream On - (192 Kbps)
05b - Shower Scene - (128 Kbps,OBC)
06 - Carrie - [That's Not My Name] - (192 Kbps)
07 - Hey Tommy - (128 Kbps,OBC)
08 - Open Your Heart - (192 Kbps)
09 - And Eve Was Weak - (80 Kbps)
10 - Don't Waste The Moon - [end missing] - (80 Kbps)
11 - Evening Prayers - (128 Kbps,OBC)
12 - Apologies Scene - (160 Kbps)
13 - Unsuspecting Hearts - (160 Kbps,Remast. Live)
14 - Invited - [I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance] - (128 Kbps,OBC)
15 - I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance - (192 Kbps)
16 - Out For Blood - (64 Kbps, 1988)
17 - It Hurts To Be Strong - (96 Kbps)
18 - I'm Not Alone - (160 Kbps)
19 - Carrie (Reprise 1) - (128 Kbps,OBC)
20 - When There's No One - (80 Kbps)
21 - Wotta Night - (128 Kbps,OBC)
22 - Heaven - (128 Kbps)
23 - Alma Mater & The Destruction - (160 Kbps,Remast. Live)
23a - The Destruction - (128 Kbps,OBC)
24 - Carrie (Reprise 2) - (128 Kbps,OBC)
25 - Bows - (128 Kbps,OBC)
26 - Exit Music - (128 Kbps,OBC)
27 - Curtain Call - (128 Kbps, Workshop)
Carrie The Musical - Tommy's Poem - (128 Kbps, Workshop, Cut)
pw = youdont
Carrie - The Musical - Part 1 (Rapidshare)
Carrie - The Musical - Part 2 (Rapidshare)
Carrie - The Musical (Megaupload)
around 107 MB
P.P.S. And if anybody has a complete or consistent version of any of these bootlegs, I'd love to hear them!
The world of Isobel Campbell’s Amorino is like Eric Rohmer’s early 1960s work playing back in a perpetual loop. That set-up requires some explanation. Amorino, Campbell’s first true solo album since leaving Belle and Sebastian last spring, tries to set a scene more than it tries to captivate or fascinate its listeners. No one who has heard Belle and Sebastian, or Campbell’s Gentle Waves side project, or her EP with Bill Wells last year, will be surprised to learn that the scene that this album sets is one before popular music committed itself to the flat rock and roll path (on which every song has to feature either the guitar or a very clever substitute for a guitar, like a reversed guitar), a time when jazz was still popular enough that songwriters naturally wrote trumpet parts, just as a great many rock songwriters naturally write songs with guitar chords.
And the part about Eric Rohmer? She conjures a very specific kind of popular music – one that prized musicianship above energy and emotion, one in which the vocalist had to sing in key and in tune with the band, and one in which feedback and reverb were the kind of things studio engineers were supposed to get rid of. That of course was not the dominant mode of popular music even in the early 1960s, but it was a mode popular in Europe, particularly in France. You can hear it in the soundtracks of New Wave movies, blaring from the transistor radios of beachgoers stuck in traffic. Also, to put the matter bluntly, the title track ends with a voice-over in French, which is about as obvious a sign of the album’s influences as a critic can hope to receive.
Given its inspirations, Amorino is not supposed to be a dense or difficult album; the songs reveal everything in their early moments and there is no twisted construction to sort through, nothing anyone is in danger of missing after a single listen. It’s a style – and an album – that can be judged entirely on its obvious merits. The songs are meant to be pleasant, perhaps even beautiful at times, and the expanded musical palette – the violins, cellos, flutes, accordions, and so forth – is not the least bit experimental. The instruments are not pressing the boundaries of the form – they just happen to be the sorts of instruments that those who wrote and played French pop music used.
For people attuned to this sort of thing, Amorino is certainly worth it. The orchestral sweep of “Why Does My Head Hurt So” and “This Land Flows With Milk” remind us of a time when non-Francophone kids could enjoy Serge Gainsbourg without having to worry about the more disturbing implications of his lyrics; as far as they are concerned it was just sweet of him to duet with his daughter. Fans of Belle and Sebastian – and I’ll make a safe assumption that they comprise the vast majority of people interested in this album – will appreciate the album’s closing duet, “Time is Just the Same,” a guitar sing-along with a partner’s whose voice is about a register deeper than Stuart Murdoch’s, but that echoes some of their finer call-and-response moments just the same.
Still, there are missteps. The big band stomp of “The Cats Pyjamas” unfortunately confirms that harkening back to the time of the French New Wave also involves harkening back to the prohibition-era United States (hell, anyone who’s seen “Breathless” ought to know that). “Johnny Come Home” strips down its jazz accompaniments to dusted percussion and toy-piano plinking with only the faintest hints of strings and woodwinds, and Campbell – whose voice is good but not exactly powerful – cannot seem to make it work.
Of course, I’ve ignored so far the elephant that walks into the room whenever a Belle and Sebastian album – or splinter-album – comes under discussion: the “twee “ label. There’s no getting around it: this album is twee. Its melodic songs lack the fiery drive and urgency of rock and roll, consciously recalling an era of music of interest only to people looking for something truly vintage. Even if it were a more straightforwardly modern album, Isobel Campbell’s high, breathy vocals would still draw the charge from some listeners. The album’s greatest limitation, then, is that one has to be in a particularly receptive mood in order to sit down and listen to it. But “twee” implies an element of affected cuteness and vulnerability that the dark sophistication of most of the tracks – the title track most obviously – preempts. Campbell and her former bandmates have always been good at that trick: the music suggests an air of sunny naivete that the lyrics then undercut. “Monologue For An Old True Love,” for example, starts out as a simple tell-off, but gradually gives way to unrepentantly spiteful manipulation. Amorino may construct a mid-twentieth century idyll, but it’s careful to include moments of contemporary desperation as well. All in all, a pretty complete picture.
Isobel Campbell : "Amorino" (2003, FULL CD, HQ MP3)
THE GREATEST ALBUM YOU DO NOT OWN.
3 CDs of the greatest songs you've never heard of.
This is a 1999 concept album about Love. Get it now.
Few artists could claim to creating such sprawling, ambitious piece of music that barely has an ounce of pretention throughout it's entire proceedings. Nor could many artists claim to writing 69 songs all about one theme and not suffer from large amounts of obvious filler, too much uniformity, pretention, and bombast.
Nonetheless, this is incredibly successful for such a feat, and with 3 albums worth of material, i'd be hard-pressed to pick out about 4 songs that are just merely "good" on the whole entire thing. Most bands would sell their souls for one of Stephin Merritt's merely "good" songs. The rest of the songs on here range from really great to downright achingly brilliant. I mean, to the point where you wanna thank this guy for making music. This guy is an amazing songwriter, and one of the best songwriters of the past 25 years.
These songs are diverse as hell, ranging from all sorts of genres from the 20th century (except one which is a clever medieval send-up). The lyrics are incredibly witty, sometimes heartbreaking and sometimes absolutely hilarious, but mostly just downright clever and meaningful. I'm not even one to compliment lyrics either, but when i'm listening to some of these songs, the lyrics jump out at you and you can't help but notice. Not many artists i can say that about, and i listen to a very very large amount of music. The actual songwriting is also incredibly well-written, crafted, uniquely arranged with a lot of ukelele (who the hell uses ukelele on an indie-pop album as much as this guy?) and of course instruments ranging from all over the spectrum from accordians, strings, acoustics, electronic keyboards, pianos, drum machines, harpsichord etc. The melodies are instantly memorable and melodic, with appropriate singers to sing them.
There's just very much to be said about this album, and actually i'm dying to go track-by-track, since there's so much to be said about these songs individually, but i'm sure that'd take up too much space. If you like classic pop music of old, especially from the 60's (with a huge nod to 80s synth pop on many songs) then you definitely won't be disappointed with this set. Even if you're only familar with newer indie groups, if you happen to have absolutely ANY affection for melodically fun rock/pop music at all whatsoever, seek this out as soon as possible.
The Magnetic Fields : "69 Love Songs" (3 Disc Box-Set, HQ MP3) 1
The Magnetic Fields : "69 Love Songs" (3 Disc Box-Set, HQ MP3) 2
The Magnetic Fields : "69 Love Songs" (3 Disc Box-Set, HQ MP3) 3