Camera Obscura general appreciation thread

Currently listening to this:

I’d say that Camera Obscura are in my top 5 most-listened-to bands over the last 5-10 years. Their formula is pretty simple but they nail it time and time again.

I hope they are able at some stage to get back in the studio after losing Carey :frowning:

Post Camera Obscura videos, favourite songs etc etc here :slight_smile:


Really love Let’s Get Out of This Country and My Maudlin Career, but thought the last album was rather disappointing.

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I was thinking about Camera Obscura the other day since I heard Tracyanne Campbell on a PSB track the other day…it’s not bad I guess.

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I liked their early stuff. Their debut single (I think) Your Sound is fantastic and loved their debut album too. I’ve seen them live many many times over the years. They were always an uncomfortable band to watch as they all seemed to suffer from stage fright but oddly that added to their appeal as they all seemed like nice people. Such a shame that they lost their band member. Best of wishes to them.


I am very much into this news, whatever it is. Camera Obscura are one of my absolute all time favourites.

Tracyanne Campbell is just the best singer. And their last album, Desire Lines, is totally underrated. I don’t have a bad word to say about them.

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Definitely hope the band well.

Anyone see them at Upstairs at The Garage or The Water Rats maybe in 2002-ish? Appalling live…yet so endearing. Nicest people. I’ll always have a soft spot for them.

I remember when the internet hadn’t quite taken off. I heard Your Sound on MTV’s 120 Minutes and looked them up on my dial up internet. Found the physical address where to post a cheque so that they would send me the CD single through the post. Being a geek I’m sure my letter was something along the like of:

Dear Sir/Madam

I heard Camera Obscura’s Your Sound on MTV. I enclose a cheque made payable to…???.. Can you send the CD single to the following address…

That’s why I’ll always have a soft spot for them. Great band. Nice people.


A little longer to wait


Just listening to this

Perfect album for the first proper week of summer.

Was just thinking “oh there should be a Camera Obscura thread” and it turns out I started one in 2017

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I saw them many years ago at the Cube in Bristol. It was twee as fuck. The audience weren’t really paying attention (I think they were the support) and they looked terrified.

Sorry, I think you’re mistaking this thread for the Camera Obscura General Indifference Thread