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  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: May 4, 2004
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. A record of flippant, tossed-off, uninspired, only sporadically involving chamber pop that feels, dare I say, half-hearted.
  2. Uncut
    40
    A curiously uninvolving affair. [Jun 2004, p.95]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 1, 2015
    6
    I can appreciate I. Stephen Merrit must laugh with some satisfaction when he sees people talking about this record. Like many Magnetic FieldsI can appreciate I. Stephen Merrit must laugh with some satisfaction when he sees people talking about this record. Like many Magnetic Fields efforts, I is a decent, sometime good record but ultimately one that falls short of true greatness. I is ambitious in its own way, 14 songs revolving around I is always going to be a challenge. Tracks like "I looked all over town", "I thought you were my boyfriend" and "I don't believe you" invoke the spirit of 99 Love Songs - quirky pop with a dollop of eccentric genius on top. Then you have stuff like "Is this what they used to call love". hmmm. Full Review »
  2. alexf
    Jul 25, 2007
    9
    Another great album by Stephin Merritt.
  3. SaraL
    Jan 20, 2006
    10
    Dark, cheerful, and catchy..."I don't really love you anymore" is my favorite.