Friday, October 8, 2010

Blue October "Approaching Normal"

So looking through my music collection, I ran into this album. Now I used to listen to Blue October when they came out with their Foiled album. When I got this album I think I gave it a listen or two, but somehow it got lost.
Anyways one thing I really have to say about this album is that it's probably the most positive music I've seen come out of the band. The album was inspired after the birth of the lead singers daughter (Blue)
The songs are simpler, most of them have a catchy chorus, and I will admit the lyrics are kind of lacking.
But I will say the cons outweigh the positive things about this album. Even though some of the songs are simple you can still hear the emotion that Justin puts into his songs. The amount of energy he puts it's all of it.
"Been Down" Is a great example of this, it's a every emotional song. Hits you right in the heart. "My Never" "The End" "Say it" and "Should Be Loved" Are other songs I really enjoyed from this album.
I think this is a great album. Definitely shows that Justin is getting past his demons and I know he'll be a great father to his daughter.
8.5/10

31 comments:

  1. Sounds cool, gonna check it out!

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  2. never heard of them, but ill make sure to check them out. thx for the review dude

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  3. My sister dated the one of them in college. The drummer I think?

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  4. mh, should get my hands on them.

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  5. I had no idea they had a second album.

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  6. I just got done with my GTL session this morning, and I was amused by your post

    keep up the solid work!

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  7. good job here!

    you just inspired more bubbles on "Enhanced by MS Paint"... check it out!

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  8. this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

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  9. this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

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  10. you've got a great point on this one

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  11. checked them out on myspace, pretty good sounds - thanks for turning me on to them

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  12. I love how Justin uses things from his past in his music, I almost feel sad that he's doing better now

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