Album Review: En Route by Cameron Blake

Album Name: En Route
Artist: Cameron Blake
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I’ve had this one for awhile (I’m embarrassed to tell you how long) and I almost didn’t review it. Not because of not liking it, I do. It is just that I’m not sure I have anything important to say about it. But lest I be judged for reviewing only women and Gregory Douglass, I’m giving it a shot.

Cameron Blake, at times, has a sort of shouty voice. It sounds like it’s coming from his mouth, not his chest or deeper. But it’s good and suites the music. Plus he hits some really high notes well too.

This is All is cool. Some parts are almost dirgy, then others are orchestral and dramatic.

I also like When it Comes Down to It. It has a cool organ part that stands out…that sounded much naughtier than I meant it. (I was going to edit that last sentence but Mr Collected Sounds made me keep it because he spit beer out of his nose when he read it.)

Interlude is pretty and probably my favorite track here.

This is a good solid pop-rock offering that I think many of you will enjoy!

Track Listing
1. This Is All
2. The Love Song Never Died
3. Fit Right In
4. Change of Pace
5. Hudson Line
6. Harness 4:00
7. On My Way to Jordan
8. Interlude
9. Lonely Towns
10. When It Comes Down To It
11. Monarch
12. Hospital

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