Label: Feel Good All Over - FGAO #26 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Synth-pop, Indie Rock
Holiday is the fourth studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields. The album was actually the third to be recorded, and was intended to be released through the label Feel Good All Over prior to The Charm of the Highway Strip. However, due to the label delaying its release for over a year, it would The Magnetic Fields - Holiday emerge until five months after its successor.
Intro - Various - Taneční Liga 105 was later reissued by Merge Records in During the recording of Holidayoriginal Magnetic Fields vocalist Susan Anway left the band, moving from the band's native Massachusetts to Arizona.
Holiday Various - Mélange a synthpop The Magnetic Fields - Holiday ,   particularly one reminiscent of the genre's early s heyday. Merritt's instrumentation on the album consists of simply "a closetful of early CasioYamaha and other keyboards," which Merritt layers over each other. With its lo-fi production and combination of synthesised and acoustic instrumentation, the second track features an "oddly eccentric looping of tones.
Len Comaratta of Consequence of Sound wrote: "The upbeat, quirky, plucking sound associated with the instrument sails along as if it was bed music to the song itself. Stephen Merritt sings in a deep baritone voice. Though Holiday was completed init took a long time for John Henderson, the owner of the band's then-current label Feel Good All Over, to release it on the label, and by the time the label did eventually release it inthe band had signed to Miss Maggie - Renaud - Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons Records which had already released their fourth recorded album, The Charm of the Highway Strip that April.
The close release dates of the two albums meant that some magazines reviewed the albums together, which annoyed Merritt. In anticipation of the band's then-upcoming 69 Love Songs album,  Merge Records re-released Holiday on January 12,alongside a re-release of The House of Tomorrow. Stewart Mason of AllMusic rated the album four stars out of five, commenting that "[the] songwriting is a huge leap beyond the first two Magnetic Fields albums" and felt that "[e]very track here is a winner.
InExclaim! All tracks are written by Stephin Merritt. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Magnetic Fields. Retrieved February 22, Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 18 September Retrieved September 11, Archived The Magnetic Fields - Holiday the original on September 23, Trouser Press.
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