The Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love

Never thought I’d actually get to see The Magnetic Fields but they turned up at the End of the Road festival this week. Their 1999 masterpiece 69 Love Songs is full of short, poignant, sometimes tongue in cheek odes to love. It’s bitter, beautiful and heartfelt. This is my favourite – the book of love is long and boring, no-one can lift the damn thing.