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  • Artist(s): Danny Coughlan, Tracyanne Campbell
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the collaboration between Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell and Crybaby's Danny Coughlan was produced by Edwyn Collins.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. May 25, 2018
    90
    It's truly a team effort and the result is a heartbreakingly emotional record that sounds great and has tunes that will leave the listener humming long after the final melancholy notes fade.
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    May 24, 2018
    90
    The death of beloved bandmate Carey Lander in 2015 seems to have inspired the freshest, blithest song's [Tracyanne Campbell's] written. [Jul 2018, p.34]
  3. May 24, 2018
    80
    Tracyanne & Danny is a deftly-produced, heartfelt album, highlighting both Campbell and Coughlan's best qualities, setting the bar high.
  4. May 24, 2018
    80
    The result is a sparkling pop effort, with Campbell bringing copious quantities of the old Obscura glitz to the likes of the swooningly romantic It Can’t Be Love Unless It Hurts, the jazzy Home & Dry and, most poignantly, to the undiluted Americana of Alabama, a direct tribute to Lander.
  5. May 30, 2018
    80
    The whole thing is as immaculately crafted and endearingly overcast as the Scottish countryside.
  6. May 24, 2018
    75
    Tracyanne and Danny do not attempt anything formally complex on this first collaboration--it is modest by design. It does, however, offer frequent moments of sincere beauty and sometimes that is enough. [Apr-Jun 2018, p.60]
  7. May 29, 2018
    74
    Its loveliness is a bit more tentative, more cautious, more formulaic than Campbell’s music with Camera Obscura had become. One understands. This project has time to grow. For now, we’re just so glad she’s back.
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  1. Jun 1, 2018
    9
    This album is deceptively simple but wins you over with its profound lyrics about love and death and wanting something more. This is a projectThis album is deceptively simple but wins you over with its profound lyrics about love and death and wanting something more. This is a project I would like to see extend to another album. Expand
  2. Jun 14, 2018
    8
    A welcome return from Tracyanne. I consider this albumt to be a succes and one I will enjoy revisiting from time to time. I do find some ofA welcome return from Tracyanne. I consider this albumt to be a succes and one I will enjoy revisiting from time to time. I do find some of the content a bit simple and generic occasionally. Nonetheless, several well crafted songs with good hooks, I think most listeners would find this music pleasurable to hear. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2018
    6
    Always nice to see talent return to work if not to a new peak; if only this release took more risks and went beyond what is fairly predictableAlways nice to see talent return to work if not to a new peak; if only this release took more risks and went beyond what is fairly predictable fare. The production and playing here is wonderful - taking a collection of songs that could have been written anytime in the last 50 years and teasing the best out of them. (Edwyn Collins is the perfect producer for this album and it is lovely to hear his voice again, if only in brief backing.) That said, nothing can quite save this album from falling into the 'too precious and pleasant to play again' category......

    More risks and edges would benefit this so much....
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