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Yesterday: Pillow fight – The 6ths

Today: Bokutachi no runaway – Fukunaga Satomi

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Heaven In A Black Leather Jacket

Heaven in a black leather jacket – The 6ths

Remember when every second day here seemed to be a Magnetic Fields song? It was probably due to it being all we had/wanted to listen to in the car, and it’s the same now with the 6th’s Wasps’ Nests. We’re to lazy to change it and it’s a good thing to be stuck with. One of the best things Mr. Merritt has done. So i hope you don’t mind. Robert Scott from the Bats sings this one, but i’d never be able to pick it had it not said so on the back of the album.

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Yesterday: Summertime – The Sundays

Today: Dream hat – The 6ths

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Looking for love (in the hall of mirrors) – The 6ths

I remember reading in an interview that Stephin Merritt didn’t think Amelia Fletcher all that much of a singer. The then me thought “What! You’re crazy! She’s the best!” but now i think i see where he was coming from. It is perfect for what it is, and where it is in Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap songs, along with her millions of other guest appearances, but there’s a constraint in expressiveness when placed beyond that. She’s Amelia everywhere. Which i guess is exactly why she was chosen to be a 6ths singer.

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Puerto Rico Way

Puerto Rico way – The 6ths

I want to say this is my favourite 6ths song, but i’m pretty sure that’s wrong. Mark Robinson from Unrest, Air Miami, Flin Flon, other bands and Teenbeat was corralled to sing it, and it might be the closest thing to a style exploration on the album. This and Anna Domino’s Here In My Heart. It’s the repeat of the “Martina, will you dance with me” line that does it. I don’t know if a style exploration can rest on such a small thing, but let’s let it. The song seems to demand that the line repeats, and it duly complies, giving itself up to it, so that’s enough.

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Heaven in a black leather jacket – The 6ths

I know it wasn’t its intention, but the different voices set to each of these songs counters absolutely those detractors of Stephin Merritt’s voice. This is of course my opinion (and again an opinion out of line with the whole point of this band). On every song on this album i, while not wishing for it, keep drawing back to what it would be like as a Magnetic Fields song, and why it isn’t. The vocals. Oh well. Get over it. Get into it. Concept and execution. Robert Scott from the Bats was chosen to sing this.

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