The Best Singles of 2013, #16

Camera Obscura, “Do it Again” This song is a real anomaly on Camera Obscura’s fifth album Desire Lines, in that it emphasizes the hook over Tracyanne Campbell’s lyrics, where usually both find an even balance in the band’s music. Nope, this time it’s less about wit and more about a simple, gentle melody, and its […]

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The Best Albums of 2013, #17

Camera Obscura, Desire Lines Tracyanne Campbell and Camera Obscura have never put out a bad album, but 2009’s My Maudlin Career was so devoid of flaws, so timeless, that you had to wonder where the Glasgow band would take their music after that. It took four years for a fifth album to come out, and […]

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