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CAMERA OBSCURA

My Maudlin Career

2009-05-11

Scottish rock/pop six-piece Camera Obscura are back with “My Maudlin Career,” their fourth full length album from 4AD Records. The album features more of Tracyanne Campbell’s hyper-introspective, self-deprecating lyrics and sparkly background arrangements. The music sounds as good as ever, though the lyrics are as depressing as ever. One wonders if Ms. Campbell were suddenly contented in life if she would be able to keep writing music. In any case, the album hits the mark the band seem to be shooting for, evoking images of young people standing alone against the bleachers on prom night as they’re blinded by swirling lights and deafened by echoing music. This release is available in April, 2009.

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