The Magnetic Fields

 The Glory Brigade delivers everything awar movie buff wants—and then delivers more. The 1953 Korean War film (out onDVD) sticks to the experience of men in combat i.e. no tacked on Hollywoodromance angles, no anxious wives back .. more

I Hate Hollywood

In music, few words are as loaded with connotationsas the term “experimental.” The word is typically used to signify music that’sdifficult or unusual, but beyond that, it has come to imply a certainpacing as well. When we think of experiment.. more

On Music

The Magnetic Fields’ 2008 album Distortion was an unexpected departure from the synth- and acoustic-based sounds that singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt usually tends to, an aggressive, electric noise-pop album. Merritt conceived more

Today in Milwaukee

“I have an idea for a paradoxical theme album called Untitled, on which all the songs are called ‘Untitled,’” Stephin Merritt tells me. I have no idea whether he is kidding, but that’s nothing new. I never have any idea wheth more

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