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.
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.”