Cameron Barham - Album Reviews

A Picture of Cameron Barham

Cameron is a native of East Point, Georgia and grew up in an aluminum ghetto (or trailer park) on the south side of Atlanta. His parents were hippies who loved music and passed this on to him. He first realized that music could change things or at least make them more interesting in the second grade when he went to see Frank Zappa’s Eat at Joe’s Garage tour at the Fox Theater. A second epiphany occurred when he was working at Camelot Music during the death of hair metal and country music and the rise of gangsta rap and the darkest season of pop music (i.e. New Kids on the Block and Milli Vanilli). He found refuge in the Pixies’ “Dolittle”, the Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Automatic”, and Nine Inch Nails’ “The Pretty Hate Machine.” He still maintains that ELO’s “El Dorado” is one of the best albums of all time despite his wife’s bitter hatred of the band and that record in particular.

He is currently a physical therapist who gets paid to hurt people, trying feebly to finish seminary, and serving as a chaplain at the Macon Rescue Mission.

Cameron Barham's Latest Contributions

Water Liars – “Water Liars”

“On Water Liars’ self-titled release, the songs continue to palpably document the rises and falls at the fringes of everyday life.” – CB

Cameron’s “Top 13 Albums of 2013”

Take a look at Cameron Barham’s Top 13 Albums of 2013!

Small Sanctions – “Feather Habits EP”

After hearing Small Sanctions’ EP, Barham thanks God for South Carolina!

Lights & Motion – “Save Your Heart”

“The ebb and flow of the Save Your Heart is brilliantly orchestrated as evidenced by its delicate opening with “Heartbeats” which progresses gently to a full crescendo before winding back down seamlessly into “Ultraviolet.”” – CB

WoolFolk – “Dances with WoolFolk”

“This EP is rich with texture and story while managing to show a level of restraint and maturity beyond their years and experience. A voice and style is clearly beginning to emerge even though this is their first release.” – CB

Blood Washed Band – “Driftin’ Along”

“Drifitn’ Along serves as both a gentle introduction to a bygone era of music and a satisfying reminiscence for the purist.” -CB

Various Artists – “Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s Tristessa”

Step into the lengthening shadows and embrace the hope and sadness that is “Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s Tristessa.”

Have Gun, Will Travel – “Fiction, Fact, or Folktale?”

[Have Gun, Will Travel’s] “Silver and the Age of Opulence” is one of the best songs I have heard in this genre (and truthfully, of any genre this year). – Cameron Barham

Foy Vance – “Joy of Nothing”

“‘Joy of Nothing’ is easily one of the best albums so far this year in its genre or any other for that matter.” -CB