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50 Song Memoir is Stephin Merritt's latest album as the driving force behind The Magnetic Fields. Marcelo Krasilcic/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Magnetic Fields On The Improbably Autobiographical '50 Song Memoir'

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Like all albums by The Magnetic Fields since the group's landmark 69 Love Songs, the new 50 Song Memoir hinges on a concept. This time it's the life of songwriter Stephin Merritt (center, looking at the camera), with one song for each year of his life. Marcelo Krasilcic/Courtesy of Nonesuch Records hide caption

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The Magnetic Fields, Giant Drag, The Knife, And More

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Billie Holiday, The Magnetic Fields, the Jesus and Mary Chain, More

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Feist, The Magnetic Fields, Bloc Party

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Hear Highlights From Magnetic Fields In Concert

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The Magnetic Fields' Hard-Headed 'Realism'

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The Magnetic Fields' 'Noise' from New York

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Assisted Listen: The Magnetic Fields' 'Distortion'

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California Girls

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The Magnetic Fields: Dourness and 'Distortion'

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