Other Towns And Cities

I revisited Camera Obscura’s album, “My Maudlin Career,” tonight — one of my top 10 albums of 2009. It’s a fantastic album full of some quite catchy pop songs like “French Navy”:

Or “The Sweetest Thing” (which gets bonus points for a video that features a band member Gavin Dunbar dressed as “Doctor Who”‘s fourth Doctor Tom Baker!)

But it’s the quieter moments like “Other Towns And Cities” above that really get me.

Or “James”:

I love lead singer Tracyanne Campbell’s voice, which I find sad, romantic and classic.

If you like what you hear, I would encourage you not to stop with “My Maudlin Career.” My gateway drug to the band was the equally beautiful “Let’s Get Out Of This Country.”

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