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How Fucking Romantic: Illustrating The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs

Meet our new favorite blog: How Fucking Romantic, a project by an ever-growing group of (mostly) London-based artists bent on illustrating every song on the Magnetic Fields’ epic three-disc classic 69 Love Songs. Like these artists, we fell in and out of love to these melodies, so each of these artistic interpretations is like a forgotten love note we just now found tucked inside an old binder covered in scribbles. Not that they had anything to do with it, but it’s almost enough to make us forgive the Fields for opening every episode of The Real World DC.

At this point, most of the songs in the set have been nabbed by artists — though not necessarily rendered into art — but if you’re an illustrator you might be able to call dibs on one of your own. Some of the ones we we kind of can’t wait for are “Papa Was a Rodeo“, “Time Enough for Rocking When We’re Old“,”(Crazy for You But) Not That Crazy” and “I Shatter.” See some of our completed favorites after the jump and then go re-listen to your favorite tracks.

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“I Think I Need A New Heart” by Mark Gamble.

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“A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off” by Todd Humberstone.

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“Underwear” by Julia Scheele.

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“I Can’t Touch You Anymore” by Huw “Lem” Davies.

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“Punk Love” by Howard Hardiman.

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