Featured Camera Obscura Release:
Underachievers Please Try Harder
Scottish outfit Camera Obscura hit their apotheosis with 2006's Let's Get Out Of This Country, but that album's predecessor, 2003's Underachievers Please Try Harder, lays the groundwork for the band's greatness. With its guileless air, gorgeous arrangements, and solid songcraft, this album proves the band worthy successors to the indie pop crown held by their countrymen Belle & Sebastian. Camera Obscura's albums are so well written and put together it is difficult to pick highlights or favorites. From the sparkling, delicate folk-pop of opener "Suspended from Class" to the nostalgia-tinged doo-wop of "A Sister's Social Agony" and the breezy charm of "Teenager," the album is a non-stop stream of enchanting melodies and hooks.
Released: Thursday 3rd March 2011