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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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Do It Again: An Interview with Camera Obscura

The beloved indie-pop group dish on their new album, touring with a "no camera" policy, and the challenges of performing while pregnant.

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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.

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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.

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Camera Obscura: 26.Nov.09 - Toronto

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

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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.

Neil Jones
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Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career

The band's finest work, My Maudlin Career continues the pop rush we've come to expect from Camera Obscura but also develops the band's sound and identity in significant ways.

Thomas Britt
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Camera Obscura: Lets Get Out of This Country

Camera Obscura picks up where it left off, with nary a drop in quality from its previous releases, and continuing to captivate the hearts of chamber pop fans all over the world.

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