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Distant Plastic Trees (1991)

The Magnetic Fields - Distant Plastic Trees

Distant Plastic Trees

  1. Railroad Boy
  2. Smoke Signals
  3. You Love to Fail
  4. Kings
  5. Babies Falling
  6. Living in an Abandoned Firehouse With You
  7. Tar-Heel Boy
  8. Falling in Love With the Wolfboy
  9. Josephine
  10. 100,000 Fireflies
  11. Plant White Roses (omitted from The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees reissue)

The Wayward Bus (1992)

The Magnetic Fields - The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

  1. When You Were My Baby
  2. The Saddest Story Ever Told
  3. Lovers From the Moon
  4. Candy
  5. Tokyo a Go-Go
  6. Summer Lies
  7. Old Orchard Beach
  8. Jeremy
  9. Dancing in Your Eyes
  10. Suddenly There Is a Tidal Wave

The House of Tomorrow (1992)

The Magnetic Fields - The House Of Tomorrow

The House of Tomorrow

  1. Young and Insane
  2. Technical (You’re So)
  3. Alien Being
  4. Love Goes Home to Paris in the Spring
  5. Either You Don’t Love Me or I Don’t Love You

Long Vermont Roads (1993)

The Magnetic Fields - Long Vermont Roads

Long Vermont Roads

  1. Long Vermont Roads
  2. Alien Being
  3. Beach-a-Boop-Boop

The Charm of the Highway Strip (1994)

The Magnetic Fields - The Charm Of The Highway Strip

The Charm of the Highway Strip

  1. Lonely Highway
  2. Long Vermont Roads
  3. Born on a Train
  4. I Have the Moon
  5. Two Characters in Search of a Country Song
  6. Crowd of Drifters
  7. Fear of Trains
  8. When the Open Road Is Closing In
  9. Sunset City
  10. Dust Bowl

Holiday (1994)

The Magnetic Fields - Holiday

Holiday

  1. BBC Radiophonic Workshop
  2. Desert Island
  3. Deep Sea Diving Suit
  4. Strange Powers
  5. Torn Green Velvet Eyes
  6. The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent
  7. Swinging London
  8. In My Secret Place
  9. Sad Little Moon
  10. The Trouble I’ve Been Looking For
  11. Sugar World
  12. All You Ever Do Is Walk Away
  13. In My Car
  14. Take Ecstasy With Me

Get Lost (1995)

The Magnetic Fields - Get Lost

The Magnetic Fields: Get Lost

  1. Famous
  2. The Desperate Things You Made Me Do
  3. Smoke and Mirrors
  4. With Whom to Dance?
  5. You and Me and the Moon
  6. Don’t Look Away
  7. Save a Secret for the Moon
  8. Why I Cry
  9. Love Is Lighter Than Air
  10. When You’re Old and Lonely
  11. The Village in the Morning
  12. All the Umbrellas in London
  13. The Dreaming Moon

All the Umbrellas in London (1995)

The Magnetic Fields - All The Umbrellas In London

All the Umbrellas in London

  1. All the Umbrellas in London
  2. Rats in the Garbage of the Western World

I Don't Believe You (1998)

The Magnetic Fields - I Don't Believe You

I Don't Believe You

  1. I Don't Believe You
  2. When I'm Not Looking, You're Not There

69 Love Songs (1999)

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

69 Love Songs

  • Each disc also released separately as volumes 1, 2 and 3.
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs, Volume 1

69 Love Songs, Volume 1

Disc 1
  1. Absolutely Cuckoo
  2. I Don’t Believe in the Sun
  3. All My Little Words
  4. A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off
  5. Reno Dakota
  6. I Don’t Want to Get Over You
  7. Come Back From San Francisco
  8. The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
  9. Let’s Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
  10. The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
  11. I Think I Need a New Heart
  12. The Book of Love
  13. Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
  14. How Fucking Romantic
  15. The One You Really Love
  16. Punk Love
  17. Parades Go By
  18. Boa Constrictor
  19. A Pretty Girl Is Like…
  20. My Sentimental Melody
  21. Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing
  22. Sweet-Lovin’ Man
  23. The Things We Did and Didn’t Do
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs, Volume 2

69 Love Songs, Volume 2

Disc 2
  1. Roses
  2. Love Is Like Jazz
  3. When My Boy Walks Down the Street
  4. Time Enough for Rocking When We’re Old
  5. Very Funny
  6. Grand Canyon
  7. No One Will Ever Love You
  8. If You Don’t Cry
  9. You’re My Only Home
  10. (Crazy for You but) Not That Crazy
  11. My Only Friend
  12. Promises of Eternity
  13. World Love
  14. Washington, D.C.
  15. Long-Forgotten Fairytale
  16. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
  17. Papa Was a Rodeo
  18. Epitaph for My Heart
  19. Asleep and Dreaming
  20. The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
  21. The Way You Say Good-Night
  22. Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
  23. I Shatter
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs, Volume 3

69 Love Songs, Volume 3

Disc 3
  1. Underwear
  2. It’s a Crime
  3. Busby Berkeley Dreams
  4. I’m Sorry I Love You
  5. Acoustic Guitar
  6. The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
  7. Love in the Shadows
  8. Bitter Tears
  9. Wi’ Nae Wee Bairn Ye’ll Me Beget
  10. Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
  11. Experimental Music Love
  12. Meaningless
  13. Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin
  14. Queen of the Savages
  15. Blue You
  16. I Can’t Touch You Anymore
  17. Two Kinds of People
  18. How to Say Goodbye
  19. The Night You Can’t Remember
  20. For We Are the King of the Boudoir
  21. Strange Eyes
  22. Xylophone Track
  23. Zebra

i (2004)

The Magnetic Fields - I

i

  1. I Die
  2. I Don’t Believe You
  3. I Don’t Really Love You Anymore
  4. I Looked All Over Town
  5. I Thought You Were My Boyfriend
  6. I Was Born
  7. I Wish I Had an Evil Twin
  8. If There’s Such a Thing as Love
  9. I’m Tongue‐Tied
  10. In an Operetta
  11. Infinitely Late at Night
  12. Irma
  13. Is This What They Used to Call Love
  14. It’s Only Time

Distortion (2008)

The Magnetic Fields - Distortion

Distortion

  1. Three‐Way
  2. California Girls
  3. Old Fools
  4. Xavier Says
  5. Mr. Mistletoe
  6. Please Stop Dancing
  7. Drive On, Driver
  8. Too Drunk to Dream
  9. Till the Bitter End
  10. I’ll Dream Alone
  11. The Nun’s Litany
  12. Zombie Boy
  13. Courtesans

Realism (2010)

Realism

Realism

  1. You Must Be Out of Your Mind
  2. Interlude
  3. We Are Having a Hootenanny
  4. I Don’t Know What to Say
  5. The Dolls’ Tea Party
  6. Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
  7. Walk a Lonely Road
  8. Always Already Gone
  9. Seduced and Abandoned
  10. Better Things
  11. Painted Flower
  12. The Dada Polka
  13. From a Sinking Boat

Love at the Bottom of the Sea (2012)

The Magnetic Fields - Love At The Bottom Of The Sea

Love at the Bottom of the Sea

  1. God Wants Us to Wait
  2. Andrew in Drag
  3. Your Girlfriend’s Face
  4. Born for Love
  5. I’d Go Anywhere With Hugh
  6. Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
  7. The Only Boy in Town
  8. The Machine in Your Hand
  9. Goin’ Back to the Country
  10. I’ve Run Away to Join the Fairies
  11. The Horrible Party
  12. My Husband’s Pied-à-Terre
  13. I Don’t Like Your Tone
  14. Quick!
  15. All She Cares About Is Mariachi

50 Song Memoir (2017)

The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir

50 Song Memoir

Disc 1
  1. ’66 Wonder Where I’m From
  2. ’67 Come Back as a Cockroach
  3. ’68 A Cat Called Dionysus
  4. ’69 Judy Garland
  5. ’70 They’re Killing Children Over There
  6. ’71 I Think I’ll Make Another World
  7. ’72 Eye Contact
  8. ’73 It Could Have Been Paradise
  9. ’74 No
  10. ’75 My Mama Ain’t
Disc 2
  1. ’76 Hustle 76
  2. ’77 Life Ain’t All Bad
  3. ’78 The Blizzard of ’78
  4. ’79 Rock’n’Roll Will Ruin Your Life
  5. ’80 London by Jetpack
  6. ’81 How to Play the Synthesizer
  7. ’82 Happy Beeping
  8. ’83 Foxx and I
  9. ’84 Danceteria!
  10. ’85 Why I Am Not a Teenager
Disc 3
  1. ’86 How I Failed Ethics
  2. ’87 At the Pyramid
  3. ’88 Ethan Frome
  4. ’89 The 1989 Musical Marching Zoo
  5. ’90 Dreaming in Tetris
  6. ’91 The Day I Finally…
  7. ’92 Weird Diseases
  8. ’93 Me and Fred and Dave and Ted
  9. ’94 Haven’t Got a Penny
  10. ’95 A Serious Mistake
Disc 4
  1. ’96 I’m Sad!
  2. ’97 Eurodisco Trio
  3. ’98 Lovers’ Lies
  4. ’99 Fathers in the Clouds
  5. ’00 Ghosts of the Marathon Dancers
  6. ’01 Have You Seen It in the Snow?
  7. ’02 Be True to Your Bar
  8. ’03 The Ex and I
  9. ’04 Cold‐Blooded Man
  10. ’05 Never Again
Disc 5
  1. ’06 “Quotes”
  2. ’07 In the Snow White Cottages
  3. ’08 Surfin’
  4. ’09 Till You Come Back to Me
  5. ’10 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  6. ’11 Stupid Tears
  7. ’12 You Can Never Go Back to New York
  8. ’13 Big Enough for Both of Us
  9. ’14 I Wish I Had Pictures
  10. ’15 Somebody’s Fetish

Songs on Compilations

  1. I Die: You Die on Random: A Tribute to Gary Numan (1997)
  2. All I Want To Know on Stephin Merritt:Pieces Of April (2003)
  3. Dreams Anymore on Stephin Merritt:Pieces Of April (2003)
  4. Heather Heather on Stephin Merritt:Pieces Of April (2003)
  5. Stray With Me on Stephin Merritt:Pieces Of April (2003)

Other Songs

  1. Heroes
  2. Kissing Things

Additional information

Years active:

  • 1989-present

Band members:

  • Stephin Merritt - lead vocals, ukulele, keyboard (founder)
  • Claudia Gonson – percussion, piano, vocals (group manager)
  • Sam Davol – cello, flute
  • John Woo – banjo, guitar

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