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There's only one question that really needs to be asked of 69 Love Songs : is it a brilliant masterpiece or merely very, very good? The title alone is enough to send music geeks the world over into a foamy-mouthed, epileptic frenzy. That's more than some notable bands released in their entire existence.

Add that to the fact that the Magnetic Fields actually followed through with their concept without turning it into the indie-pop equivalent of Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music. You see, I have this theory that music critics are suckers for novelty, and there isn't much in this world that's more novel than 69 Love Songs. It borders on being a prop in a Mark Leyner story-- it's hyperreal and excessive, yet perfectly plausible when you consider how weird reality is.

Because of this, the album never feels like a ponderous, pretentious artistic statement unlike most multi-CD releases. Stephin Merritt and company sound like they approached this ridiculously ambitious project with the most casual of airs, idly plucking melody after divine melody out of the air like low-hanging fruit from a tree. It's how pop music should sound, really: so natural and feather-light that you never notice the Yeah!

- The Course - Best Love (CD) of effort that went into it. Therein lies the paradox of 69 Love Songs -- it's such a basic style of music that it's easy to dismiss it as "just pop music. Should it rank among the best albums of the s? Or is Yeah! - The Course - Best Love (CD) too bizarre to be considered culturally important? I mean, Abbey Road is a pretty weird album, too.

Cue the sax! You can thank Ezra Koenig's light, silky voice for making this song so hot. That slow, persistent rhythm doesn't hurt, either. The mysterious songwriter gets two mentions here, because if all else fails you can just press play on his entire discography.

The duo earned Yeah! - The Course - Best Love (CD) recognition with this dancefloor hit, that just so happens to also work well in the bedroom.

Nothing's sexier than that kind of confidence. Empress Of slips in and out Yeah! - The Course - Best Love (CD) Spanish as she convincingly pleas for trust and intimacy over a bed of pop perfection.

Instead, it goes on for nearly five full minutes as it blends together the holy trinity of kaleidoscope artists, each uniquely suave and vibrant in their own genre-defiant right. Most of the recordings compiled on these albums was originally recorded in the period between in the United States and Canada.

The Yeah! - The Course - Best Love (CD) also includes compilations of recordings made outside of North America, in places such as Great Britain, Continental Europe, Latin America, and the far East, which are sometimes mentioned as variants of the garage rock style and are sometimes referred to as " Freakbeat ," " Nederbeat ", or " Group Sounds ," as well as " beat ", etc.

When known, the city, state, country or region of origin of is given in parentheses. The list also contains sections devoted to later garage rock subgenres.

The Nuggets and Pebbles albums were the pioneering series, so they are listed first, followed by the remainder in alphabetical order.


Hold On To This For A While, Masquerade Of Life, Snow White (Live Version) - Streetheart - Snow White (Live Version) (Vinyl), S&M Fantasy & Drums, Japanese Mathematics - Sharpshooters - Twice As Nice (CD, Album), Penance [Abandoned] - Episiotomist - -Cuntshitter- (Cassette), Nano - Karol Hakl - Nanotechnologic (Vinyl), Electric - Substaat - Macht (File, MP3, Album), Work Is Never Over - Diplo - I Like Turtles: A Diplo Mix (CDr), Everything I Do Brings Me Closer To The Blues - Lil Ed And The Blues Imperials - Roughhousin (CD, Al, Und Wärst Du Die Einzige Frau Auf Der Welt, Come Undone - Placebo - Battle For The Sun (CD, Album), Verblüffende Phänomene: Denken - Various - Die Nullnummer (CD), Want Me - Aloe Blacc - Shine Through (Vinyl, LP, Album), Smoke & Glass & Ash - Native Wildlife - American Mischef (File)