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Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi
Camera Obscura
Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music
 
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Camera Obscura are a band from Glasgow (that's in Scotland) and Merge is delighted to bring you Underachievers Please Try Harder, their first-ever U.S. domestic release.

      
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All Artists: Camera Obscura
Title: Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 10/12/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Biggest Blue Hi-Fi
UPC: 5038045175013

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Camera Obscura are a band from Glasgow (that's in Scotland) and Merge is delighted to bring you Underachievers Please Try Harder, their first-ever U.S. domestic release.

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That review is hateful
SnrFrijole | New York, NY USA | 03/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know much about this band, but the Rough Guides review is completely unfair. I got some mp3s of this record and have been tracking down an actual copy. It's a perfectly enjoyable, jangly, little bauble that fits right in with other wonderful twee Glasgowian bands like Belle & Sebastian and (early) Del Amitri. At times, it can veer toward the precious and prententious, but for the most part it is a sweet pop record.And I really like the singer's voice! Don't listen to that grump up there! It is untrained and far from virtuosic, but it has a dreamy, innocent quality that gently guides you through the songs.I've listened more than a few times, and I have to say that I enjoy this record more than the last few B&S and Arab Strap records. Get it if you can!"
Mellifluent pop
mrs. clarissa dalloway | the oranges, NJ | 04/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sweet melodic pop reminiscent of mellower Yo La Tengo tunes. "Shines Like a New Pin" really does shine as do the very catchy "Anti-Western" and the instrumental "Arrangements of Shapes and Space." The sweet and uncertain wallflowery voice of the female vocalist makes you want to be her friend."
Solid album with some standout tracks
Brian Hoskins | Seattle | 02/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first two tracks of this album are simply great - very catchy, beautifully arranged, and contain great lyrics. Can't ask for much more than that - the rest of the album is solid as well, and a couple other songs come close to the level of the first two.

My only complaint is with the male vocals - not sure who in the band that is, but they ought to have him stick to playing instruments (luckily for the most part he does). Keep the singing to the woman - she has a very beautiful voice, and it should be highlighted not competed with.

Overall, a great album - worth checking out if you like soothing, fluffy pop."