Roddy Frame's Aztec Camera has produced some glorious melodic guitar pop over the years, but have never quite reached the wide audience they deserve. This collection of singles aims to set the record straight.
Originally issued in Japan in 1999 (and later in the U.K. in 2001), The Best of Aztec Camera is an excellent overview of Roddy Frame's songwriting vehicle, collecting 16 tracks from throughout the group's history (up through 1993's Dreamland). The 1983 debut, High Land, Hard Rain, remains the best introduction to Aztec Camera's brand of witty, sophisticated, jazzy pop, but anyone wanting to dig deeper is easily advised to come here next. ~ Steve Huey