Album Review of Showtunes by Stephin Merritt.

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Stephin Merritt

Showtunes by Stephin Merritt

Release Date: Mar 14, 2006
Record label: Nonesuch
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Soundtrack

80 Music Critic Score
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Showtunes - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Showtunes, indeed. This is a stretch for fans of Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes, the Gothic Archies, or the 6ths. In fact, Showtunes is a stretch for fans of Stephin Merritt, period, but a welcome one. The 26 songs that make up this collection are culled from three collaborative productions between Merritt and Chinese theater director Chen Shi-Zheng.

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