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Download links and information about Obscurities by Stephin Merritt. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 38:12 minutes.

Artist: Stephin Merritt
Release date: 2011
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 38:12
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No. Title Length
1. Forever and a Day 1:57
2. Rats in the Garbage of the Western World 2:16
3. I Don't Believe You (7" Version) 3:06
4. Plant White Roses (Buffalo Rome Version) 3:28
5. Rot in the Sun 3:04
6. The Sun and the Sea and the Sky 2:09
7. Yet Another Girl 3:40
8. Scream (Till You Make the Scene) 3:02
9. The Song from Venus 2:25
10. Beach-a-Boop-Boop 1:39
11. When I'm Not Looking, You're Not There 2:10
12. Take Ecstasy With Me (Susan Anway, Vocal) 3:33
13. When You're Young and in Love 2:51
14. You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home 2:52



The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt has been a prolific artist, writing for his main group and several side projects with the same attention to melody and lyrical detail. This collection of hard-to-find tracks, including five previously unreleased songs, were all recorded prior to the group’s landmark 69 Love Songs album. Three tracks are culled from an unfinished science fiction musical; others are grabbed from B-sides, compilations, and projects with the 6ths, Buffalo Rome, and the Gothic Archies. What’s clearly amazing is just how good these odd-songs are. “I Don’t Believe You” is absolutely riveting. The Buffalo Rome version of “Plant White Roses” is sweet and endearing. The 6ths take on “Rot in the Sun” marches with techno keyboards and beats. “The Sun and the Sea and the Sky” is an acoustic outtake from 69 Love Songs. “You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home” originally appeared on the audio book of Coraline. Even Merritt’s toss-offs remain at a baffling level of quality.