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  • Summary: The six-piece Glaswegian indie-pop band really did leave the country, recording this third full-length with producer Jari Haapalainen (The Concretes) in Sweden.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
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  1. A gorgeous pop album, to say the least. [#14]
  2. While the songs are undeniably beautiful and even fun, the music provides a vital balance to the album's substantial thematic heft, and it's that combination that makes Let's Get Out Of This Country one of the year's best pop albums.
  3. 88
    Pure and unabashed pop bliss. [#21, p.102]
  4. Deeply romantic and just as melancholy.
  5. The band's finest yeat, with 10 succinct tunes that artfully blend the musical signifiers of the '60s with clever songwriting. [Aug 2006, p.87]
  6. An album full of majestic pop tunes in their absolute truest form.
  7. Yet for all its surface appeal, the record has a curiously soulless quality, a lack of vulnerability and humanity that undercuts most of its songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 7, 2007
    10
    No Mike Pavement made their career by riding the coattails of Pixies and Sonic Youth. Only their music was so watered down that it lacked emotion and depth all together. Cut Your Hair makes me want to cut my throat. If you love this album get Underachievers and you'll realize that Camera Obscura is the greatest band on the planet. Expand
  2. MattD.
    Jun 20, 2006
    10
    Wow! This brings back 60s girl pop in a great way.
  3. luisv
    Jul 23, 2006
    10
    if liked the Cat Power, Belle & Sebastian last albums in addition you like Pulp you must have it'
  4. bartv
    Jun 18, 2006
    9
    A peach of an album. Will surely rank among my favourites of the year.
  5. ChrisR
    Jun 23, 2006
    9
    One of the year's best releases. This album is a timeless beauty and imprints infectious melody and melancholy into your soul. Driving with this music through some of Colorado's most spectacular mountainous landscapes is an ethereal experience. Expand
  6. JeremyB
    Jun 21, 2006
    9
    One of my favourite albums of the year so far. It's NOT the same as any other indie album it has a bit of something more that I can't really describe. Not all songs are brilliant, but more than half are. Expand
  7. mikes
    Jun 12, 2006
    6
    Must say I was disappointed with this album. Sounds sort of like "saturday looks good to me" but not nearly as good. AMG gave this a review and stated that it was one of the best indie albums in the last decade. Sorry but this indie album sounds like every other "indie" group. When did indie become a musical style rather than a music genre. Why does every indie group sound the same, what happened to groups like make-up, pavement, sleater kinney. Those groups were unique when they came out. Now this is not a bad album by any means, but this type of "indie" music is being done to death and lacks creativity in my opinion, and is nothing fresh or new to a indie style of music that become too generic. I can compare it to nirvana, when nirvana came out of bunch of imitators came out and all that type of rock became known as alternative, while as alternative was originally deemed as music that was different, low-budget, almost like how indie music was 3 years ago. If you want to a hear a better album of similar style listen to essex green's new record "cannibal sea," songwriting is a lot better than camera obscura's too. Expand

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