Camera Obscura / My Maudlin Career
Album: My Maudlin Career   Collection:General
Artist:Camera Obscura   Added:May 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-07 Pull Date: 2009-08-09
Week Ending: Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21
Airplays: 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 15, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
4. Sep 09, 2021: Time Traveler (rebroadcast from Oct 2, 2015)
2. Feb 24, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
5. Nov 25, 2018: Bass Pro Shop
French Navy
3. Feb 11, 2022: KZSU Time Traveler
6. Mar 30, 2018: KZSU Time Traveler

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-22
Scottish 60s-influence indie (twee?) pop. Fourth album from these Glasgow natives. Often comparable to Belle & Sebastian but definitely with some 60s girl group/ Phil Spector influences. Vocals and many of the instruments are drenched in reverb. I like the songs I picked out but I don't love it overall.
My picks: 1, 2, 6, 8 FCC: none detected.
starts with big drums. alternates between straight forward verses and big + catchy chorus.
mid tempo. nice 60s feel to the drums. lush strings during the chorus.
med-slow. sort of a ballad with a bit of a lilt to it.
med-slow. ringing keyboards, rumbling drums.
mid tempo. upbeat song. a bit too saccharine for me.
med-slow. ballad. nice melodies and orchestration
med-slow and really subdued.
mid-tempo. strong guitar and plinking piano. really catchy.
mid tempo. pretty laid back. electric piano, guitar and high harmony vocals play a big part.
med-slow. very reverbed vocals.
med-fast. some horns add punctuation to an upbeat song. reminds me of Belle & Sebastian

Track Listing
1. French Navy   6. James
2. The Sweetest Thing   7. Careless Love
3. You Told A Lie   8. My Maudlin Career
4. Away With Murder   9. Forests And Sands
5. Swans   10. Other Towns And Cities
  11. Honey In The Sun