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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

teaparty ,

Best Road Trip Album

Not only is this my favorite Merrit album, but it is also the perfect compnion for a long drive, especially at night. Songs about trains, driving, neon signs and the open prairie keep you motivated to go the distance. And the witty lyrics are some of Merrit's best ever. A must have for fans, and anyone who spends a lot of time in their car.

dtipson ,

Magnetic Fields at their early best

Easily the best of their single albums: a unique sound perfected, Merrit's lyrics at their tragicomical best, and a solid theme that makes for, as might be obvious, a great road album. Even if you aren't immediately into Merrit's unassuming voice, give it a try: he's no American Idol and not trying to be: he's perfect for the dark brooding mood of his own. Try "Two Characters in Search of a Country Song" "Fear of Trains" "Long Vermont Roads" is a great and unique track, but the lyrics are a little "adult"... though you have to think about it a second to catch it.

hobbesroom ,

sadly overlooked

with all the hoopla about his other work, this melencholy masterpiece from MF is often - and sadly - overlooked.

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