50 Songs, 2 Hours 30 Minutes


Mastered for iTunes


Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Nagol the Blood Elf ,

Listen through all 50 years

Merritt really hits his stride starting in the late 90s tracks and lasting all the way through to the end. From my perspective, 98-15 contain the majority of the songs that contain the sound I love the most from The Magnetic Fields.

frankielander ,

Gutsy but Glorious

It's a ballsy move for any band, let alone a very non-mainstream, indie band to release a 50 track $30-35 album that's not a compilation of sorts, but if anybody can pull it off, it's these guys; and pull it off they do, big time.

For fans of The Magnetic Fields, this is pure glory. For anybody else, it would be even more so, as they would be given a 50 track introduction to one of the best bands they've never heard of for the price of a tank of gas.

The way I see it, if the 50 tracks were broken into 4-5 10-12 track albums, I'd have shelled out $7.99-$9.99 a pop for them anyway, so 50 fresh tracks from an amazing band for $34 is quite a steal.

gravity14 ,

Great in small doses

Both 69 and 50 are incredible achievements but I still prefer 69.

It's all about Merritt's voice. If you can handle it for 15, 20, whatever songs in a row, you're a better person than me. What makes 69 infinitely more listenable are the addition of vocalists from Merritt's other bands. Just listen to the first 10 songs of each album.

Still a fantastic work, of course.

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