YMMV / The Magnetic Fields

  • Accidental Innuendo: 69 Love Songs was apparently chosen because of its appeal as a cover design.
  • Covered Up: Peter Gabriel's version of "The Book Of Love" seems to have done this.
  • Ear Worm: "100,000 Fireflies".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The very title of "Andrew In Drag" becomes this thanks to Arcade Fire's video for "We Exist," which features Andrew Garfield playing a trans woman.
  • Painful Rhyme: ''Zebra'' rhymes "Louvre" with "maneuver" and "Hoover," note  and also "dear" (turning it into "deeeeahhhh") with "zebra." It's so camp that it actually works, though.
    I know you're a recluse
    You know that's no excuse
    Reno, that's just a ruse
    Do not play fast and loose with my heart
  • Tear Jerker: "Busby Berkeley Dreams"
    • A lot of Get Lost, but especially "Why I Cry" (which was used effectively in some sad moments in The Adventures of Pete & Pete) and "All the Umbrellas in London".
  • The Woobie: Stephin Merritt himself, due to his tendency to write sad lyrics and his Eeyore-like persona.