Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shorties: Absolutely Cuckoo

The Magnetic Fields: Absolutely Cuckoo


There are many bands that seem to be partial to the "short but sweet" song. Magnetic Fields are excellent with this, especially when it comes to their infamous "69 Love Songs" set, a set of four discs containing, yes, you guessed it, 69 love songs. I suppose when you're writing that many songs, making them shorter makes it quicker to reach your goal.

This song, in particular, is about a minute and a half long. It is fast and upbeat in pace, but like most Magnetic Fields songs, is actually very cynical and dark about the prospect of love, and also a bit comical. This was the first Magnetic Fields song I ever heard and remains a favorite.

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