Love at the Bottom of the Sea

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2012
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
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  1. Mar 31, 2012
    3
    "The Machine in Your Hand" is one of the few compositions on the 15-track album of The Magnetic Fields - "Love At The Bottom Of The Sea", which presents a fairly bearable level. The entire release is just boring - synth pop genre give you a huge range of possibilities, but band seems to forget this and they're exerting childish vocals to the not very diversified base.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. May 4, 2012
    70
    Purposefully ridiculous but brilliant.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    The efficiency of his drollness has grown uncanny, in fact, and the creepiness of its perfection is part of the fun.
  3. Mojo
    Mar 22, 2012
    60
    Only a slight dearth of killer melodies ... disappoints. [Apr 2012, p.86]