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Magnetic Fields - a controversial album
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Robi 

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:55 am   Magnetic Fields - a controversial album

Hi All,

i have heard sometimes that this album released among many critics. And that MF was a controversial album at that time.

Have somebody also heard this? Or this is not true at all?


Thanks
Robi
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Christophe 


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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:04 pm   

I don't know! :wink:

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:37 pm   

I donīt think thereīs anything to it! :D

But I could be wrong..... :wink:

But controversial? In what way could it be? :D

Anyone?
 
Finaero 


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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:48 pm   

Controversial?

There are those people who think his only major albums are Oxygene and Equinoxe, but some of them include Magnetic Fields to that list and some say MF wasn't remarkable anymore.

Oh well.
 
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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:51 pm   

I don't know exactly what you mean with "controversial", but as far as I know there was some criticism, yes, that started around the last track of the album.
It is really a shame that Jarre decided to leave it that way... But well, the other tracks are quite good.

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:09 pm   

LLGARCIA wrote:
I don't know exactly what you mean with "controversial", but as far as I know there was some criticism, yes, that started around the last track of the album.
It is really a shame that Jarre decided to leave it that way... But well, the other tracks are quite good.

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Yes? The last track? Hum... :o

Why shame? Its the best as it is!
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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:23 pm   

Oxygene and Equinoxe are said to be his most famous albums they are similar in style and then Magnetic Fields is released. Didn't listeners think the same about Zoolook whenit came out? metamorphoses was also new. I still consider Magnetic Fields to be attached a little more to Oxygene and Equinoxe than Zoolook, Rendez-Vous etc.
JMJ has often changed the style, I think that's just how it is when a new release is different from the earlier stuff that the new album won't be considered just as good as the buyers probably expected something else.

I don't think MF is weaker or what you might call it, but I didn't learn about JMJ's music in a chronological order.
 
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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:03 pm   

Controversial? I've read it for the first time...

Many fans find this album one of the "Trinity" (next to 'Oxygene" and "Equinoxe"). I personally think "MF" is great. It may suprise some people that Jarre went another way that on two former albums, but that's just he...exploring new things all the time. "Magnetic Fields" is different, but still on a very high level.

And if talking about the "Last Rumba"...I've always thought about it as about "intendet kitsch". In my opinion it's exactly how JMJ wanted to finish the album, not a "mistake", as some of you suggest.

And well...you can pretend the track doesn't exist by programming the playlist without it on a CD player, can't you? :P That's what I sometimes do with "Tout est Bleu" ;)
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Finaero 


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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:10 pm   

Hmm, besides MF1 I really prefer live versions of the other tracks.

... so that makes me prefering CiC versions and La Defense MF2.
 
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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:23 pm   

Finaero wrote:
Hmm, besides MF1 I really prefer live versions of the other tracks.

... so that makes me prefering CiC versions and La Defense MF2.


Yes especially MF3 with the ambient solo but also MF4 lead is not so simple as the original.
For MF2 I prefer the new versions since La Defense and Images.
MF1 from Moscow was also cool.
 
Finaero 


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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:29 pm   

AH, MF1... I like CiC and CPLT live versions the most (even though Moscow had perhaps the coolest visuals) but hearing the whole track live should happen someday ;)
 
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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:34 pm   

Controversial? Maybe because it wasn't in the same style as Oxygene and Equinoxe, but that wouldn't make sense anyway. And I guess MF5 is a severe joke... :P
 
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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:26 pm   

It could be controversial because it was quite different from Oxy and Equinoxe. It's still a great album.
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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:44 pm   

Hehe...look at my avatar, that is was crossed my mind during reading this topic. Controversial? Hey Jarres music is always controversial if you ask me. He is not that mainstream after all!

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:01 pm   

jarrekid wrote:
It could be controversial because it was quite different from Oxy and Equinoxe. It's still a great album.


If you expect an artist to do what has been done, you ask him to not move on with his artistic ideas, which is in fact, to me, killing your artistic nature. Unless you like to do the same over and over again, which I don't. I'm sure I wouldn't like JMJ's music if it was 15 Oxygene/Equinoxe-styled albums...
 
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