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Blue October - History For Sale
by Dr Fever

Five Star: A look at albums that are so good that they impress even the most cynical of critics. Very few albums are superior enough to obtain a five star rating but occasionally a band slips through the river of mediocrity that is the modern music industry and they produce an album that restores our faith in the future of rock! This series is a look at such albums. 

A couple years ago, I got my hands on Blue Octobers last cd ('Consent To Treatment') after hearing "Breakfast After 10" on the radio. I was impressed with the album because it was unique in it's style..mixing various style from bands (Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Live) that had singularly influenced many other bands. To some, this might sound like a potential trainwreck but strangely Blue October made it work.

With their follow-up, "History For Sale", we find the guys of Blue October sticking with what works and only making a few minor changes. Specifically, they seem to have developed a bit of hard, more rock oriented edge while still keeping their original unique combination of influences.

If this album had been released sometime between 1992 and 1994, Blue October would be HUGE. We're talking MTV/Cover of Rolling Stone huge. But, as it is, the band continues to deliver solid, original rock that anyone who enjoys the previously mentioned bands should be able to get into. I highly recommend you find this album and check it out. You might not like it as much as I do, but hell, you never know until you try.


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Blue October - History For Sale
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Tracks:
Ugly Side
Clumsy Card House
Razorblade
Calling You
Chameleon Boy
Sexual Power Trip (One Big Lie) Bla Bla
Quiet Mind, A
3 Weeks, She Sleeps
Inner Glow
Somebody
Come In Closer
Amazing
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