Desire Lines (album) by Camera Obscura

Desire Lines
Desire Lines by Camera Obscura (2013)
Release date: 2013-06-03
Overall rank: 15,519th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 2013 (399th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (3,042nd)
Award Best albums of all time (15,519th)
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Camera Obscura bestography

Desire Lines is ranked 5th best out of 6 albums by Camera Obscura on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Camera Obscura is Let's Get Out Of This Country which is ranked number 2124 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,056.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 37 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 10% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.1.

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From Michael1981 07/17/2017 12:24
Another strong album from this band. Not so adventurous but their songwriting and charm is still intact. A good choice for fans of sweet and quirky indie pop.
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From paladisiac 12/20/2013 17:36
More light-hearted, breezy songs from what i've dubbed the "poor-man's belle & sebastian". Camera Obscure remain highly consistent with their music, and if you've liked their recent history, then you'll eat this up. This album is pleasant, harmless and family-friendly -- take that as positives or negatives as you choose. For me, i always enjoy a good camera obscura tune when it comes through on all-library shuffle, and there are plenty of good songs on this one.
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From SingingPeasant96 11/09/2013 03:58
I think I finally found my favourite album of the year, of course I honestly listened few of this year. but it means this is that much good.
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From RockyRaccoon 07/09/2013 20:17
Certainly listening to music that pushes the envelope, that changes things up, is awesome, it can be incredibly interesting. However, sometimes it’s really nice listening to music that is nothing particularly genre-breaking, but just enjoyable to listen to. That’s what Camera Obscura has here. “Desire Lines" is not going to blow you away or anything, but it’s enjoyable to listen to, it’s pleasant. Tracyanne Campbell’s voice is very nice, very similar to Zooey Deschanel’s voice, and when it’s being sung over the instrumental indie pop make up of this band, it sounds great. One of the coolest things, I think, is the featuring of the guitar on this album. Often times in this genre of music, the guitar goes by the wayside, but I can’t get enough of Kenny McKeeve’s sweet reverbed guitar, it sounds great. Overall, this is an enjoyable album, nothing groundbreaking, but still a good album.
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