Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
- Andrew Burns
- 16 April 2009
My Maudlin Career reflects vocalist Tracyanne Campbell’s discovery of the sweet melancholy of love. Her gentle voice leads us through these songs about the search for self-acceptance during a personal clash of musical aspirations and a much sought-after relationship.
Although the album is loaded with sadness and insecurity, Campbell’s optimistic nature shines brightly from the heart of a band that rarely disappoint. It is a tale of love, loss and desperation, but everything from the violin trills in ‘French Navy’ to the fading trumpets that conclude the album are wonderfully enjoyable, confirming Camera Obscura have no need to be maudlin about their own career.