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Thursday, May 30 2013

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for June 2013

Get the early word on anticipated new albums by Camera Obscura, Smith Westerns, and Eleanor Friedberger, as well as a listing of June's releases.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


Friday, December 22 2006

Best Albums of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.


Tuesday, December 12 2006

Best Indie-Pop of 2006

Sprites, snow fairies, and pants that yell, oh my! Dave Heaton's picks for indie-pop albums of the years are an animated bunch.


Reviews

Thursday, June 12 2014

Camera Obscura: 4AD Session

There simply isn't enough to make this installment in the 4AD Session series more than just a mild curiosity.


Tuesday, June 4 2013

Camera Obscura: Desire Lines

Tracyanne Campbell doesn’t have the feeling of “French Navy” inside of her anymore, and four years on, her songs aren’t about the solace of romance or even the thrill of it.


Tuesday, April 13 2010

Camera Obscura: 4 April 2010 - Chicago

Proving that success in 2010 isn’t contingent on using sequencers and groove boxes, Camera Obscura gets it done using violins and solid vocals.


Monday, October 26 2009

Indietracks Festival: 24-26 July 2009-Derbyshire, England

Indietracks was a pure pop fantasy, an addictive DIY pop experience amidst scenery untouched by time. It‘ll fuel the dreams of all who came for weeks to come.


Sunday, August 16 2009

Camera Obscura: 27 June 2009 - Toronto

This show not only brought life and muscle to the band’s new songs, it made me reconsider my feelings about their latest album.


Blogs

Friday, November 8 2013

Camera Obscura - "Troublemaker" (video)

Dreary, sweet, sci-fi and twee.


Friday, July 19 2013

Camera Obscura + Belle and Sebastian - 11-12 July 2013

Two of Glasgow's finest bands tour the U.S.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

Camera Obscura - "Fifth in Line to the Throne" (stream) + Tour Dates

Glasgow's Camera Obscura give us a gorgeous dreamy ballad as their follow-up to the poppy "Do It Again". "Fifth in Line to the Throne" is from the group's new album 'Desire Lines' releasing 4 June.


Monday, November 30 2009

Camera Obscura: 26.Nov.09 - Toronto

Camera Obscura: 26 November 2009 - The Phoenix Theatre, Toronto / Words and Pictures by Dave MacIntyre


Monday, October 12 2009

Camera Obscura - "The Sweetest Thing" (video)

The drumbeat on "The Sweetest Thing", from My Maudlin Career and not a U2 cover, is that one poppy rhythm that activates some latent dopamine


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