Holiday (The Magnetic Fields album)

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Studio album by The Magnetic Fields
Released September 27, 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Synthpop, indie pop
Length 36:20
Label Feel Good All Over
The Magnetic Fields chronology
The Charm of the Highway Strip
Get Lost
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (3-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Pitchfork Media 8.8/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Holiday is the fourth studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields. The album was originally released in 1994 by record label Feel Good All Over. It was later reissued by Merge Records in 1999.


The intro of "The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent" was used in an episode ("Nightcrawlers") of Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete. The song "Strange Powers" was used in an episode ("Forget the Herring") of HBO's Bored to Death.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "BBC Radiophonic Workshop" 0:22
2. "Desert Island" 3:34
3. "Deep Sea Diving Suit" 2:05
4. "Strange Powers" 2:41
5. "Torn Green Velvet Eyes" 4:22
6. "The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent" 2:26
7. "Swinging London" 2:35
8. "In My Secret Place" 1:41
9. "Sad Little Moon" 2:12
10. "The Trouble I've Been Looking For" 2:23
11. "Sugar World" 3:19
12. "All You Ever Do Is Walk Away" 2:06
13. "In My Car" 2:57
14. "Take Ecstasy with Me" 3:30


The Magnetic Fields
Additional personnel
  • Johny Blood – tuba


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Holiday – Magnetic Fields". AllMusic. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Magnetic Fields: Holiday". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ Schreiber, Ryan. "Magnetic Fields: Holiday". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on September 23, 2003. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 509–10. ISBN 0-743-20169-8.