The Magnetic Fields – ‘Quick!

Anything but a speedy romp

Anything but a speedy romp, Stephin Merritt’s typically acute lyrics – “What a waste of all those years/What a waste of all those tears” – would leave you sobbing into your gin if it wasn’t for the ludicrously uplifting synth bassline that sounds like a spaced-out Nelly The Elephant tramping through CBeebies.

Jenny Stevens