The Magnetic Fields' 'Noise' from New York

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The Magnetic Fields album, 'Distortion'

Distortion is The Magnetic Fields' eighth album. Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Distortion by New York City band The Magnetic Fields. Front man and producer Stephin Merritt uses feedback between electrified instruments to create distorted white noise — hence the album title.

Accompanying Merritt on the new album is cellist Sam Davol, pianist Claudia Gonson, guitarist John Woo and Daniel Handler on accordion.

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