Monday, January 15, 2007

Music Review -- Let's Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura’s Let’s Get Out of This Country is a great album of background music. Unfortunately, the band just does not seem ready to create a fully realized album. Camera Obscura raids the pop sounds of fifties and sixties bands, while sounding quite a bit (though in a good way) like Belle and Sebastian. Everything about this CD is solid, including the writing, but they rarely elevate themselves past average songs. The band continues their signature laid-back indie-pop sound, which I greatly enjoy. The hipsters’ tunes create a great ambiance, but don’t really hold up to closer listening.

1.90 out of 4.00 on the Vin Swanson Scale

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