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Country - Released May 1, 2020 | New West Records

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Aligning with producer Shooter Jennings does give American Aquarium a jolt of earthiness on Lamentations, a quality that suits the collection of songs BJ Barham wrote for this 2020 album. Barham wears his heart heavily on Lamentations, a fact he takes no pains to disguise. The album opens with the quasi-title track "Me + Mine (Lamentations)," a weary ballad that stretches out for nearly seven minutes. It's a foreboding start to an album, and while there are moments of lightness that peek in through the cracks -- "Starts with You" is a propulsive bit of jangle pop evoking the Wallflowers, "The Luckier You Get" slams like prime John Mellencamp -- this is a somber, serious affair, one that explores the dashed dreams of America at the dawn of the 2020s. At times, the deliberate tempos and drawled melodies wind up underscoring Barham's debt to Bruce Springsteen, but that's where Jennings steps in, letting the rest of American Aquarium pull Lamentations from a sober singer/songwriter set into a burly, rocking Americana record. Perhaps it's a subtle shift, but the gangly gait of the band does help give Barham's bittersweet songs a welcome muscle and a pulse. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Rock - Released June 1, 2018 | New West Records

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3.5 stars out of 5 -- "THINGS CHANGE is an unabashed rock & roll record -- a snapshot of a band and its reinvigorated leader." © TiVo
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Country - Released April 16, 2020 | New West Records

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Country - Released March 19, 2020 | New West Records

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Country - Released March 5, 2020 | New West Records

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Country - Released March 4, 2016 | American Aquarium

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Country - Released April 2, 2020 | New West Records

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Country - Released April 27, 2018 | New West Records

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Country - Released June 1, 2018 | New West Records

3.5 stars out of 5 -- "THINGS CHANGE is an unabashed rock & roll record -- a snapshot of a band and its reinvigorated leader." © TiVo
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Country - Released June 1, 2018 | New West Records

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Country - Released March 30, 2018 | New West Records

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Country - Released June 1, 2018 | New West Records