Thursday, 6 September 2012

No One Will Ever Love You



I've never posted a Magnetic Fields track before which is strange as I really like some of Stephin Merritt's output. The band are probably best known for their second single, 100,000 Fireflies but have released ten albums.

No One Will Ever Love You comes from the album 69 Love Songs which does exactly what it says on the cover to varying degrees of success and through a myriad of musical genres. Merritt has stated that No One, was an attempt to distill all of the heartache of Fleetwood Mac's Tusk album into one pop song. I'm not sure if he attained his goal as my only memories of that album are that my mother used to play it all the time when I was growing up and I thought that it was bloody awful then and have never felt the need to hear it since. He did however succeed in producing a lovely three minute love song.

The Magnetic Fields - No One Will Ever Love You

1 comment:

JC said...

Now that's a great piece of writing Drew...

There is no way I'd ever give time to anything that was described by its creator as having anything to do with Tusk..a bloody awful record that hepled make sense of why the emergence of the post-punk new wave scene of the late 70s was so important.

But when something comes tagged with an ATKT recommendation it has to be worth a listen...which I will do later.