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Texas quintet Blue October formed during the post-grunge boom of the mid-'90s when vocalist/guitarist Justin Furstenfeld began penning angst-ridden rock songs with the help of his brother, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, and violinist Ryan Delahoussaye. Bassist Liz Mullaly and lead guitarist Brant Coulter completed the band's initial lineup, and Blue October released an independent debut album, The Answers, in 1998. The band's emotive brand of post-grunge led to the sale of 5,000 copies in their native Houston alone. Two years later, Blue October made their major-label debut on Universal with Consent to Treatment, with Matt Noveskey replacing Mullaly. By the time Blue October began prepping for their third album, 2003's History for Sale, guitarist Coulter had left the group and C.B. Hudson (guitar/vocals) had been added. The band itself had also left Universal for Brando Records. The album's first single, "Calling You," became a Top 40 hit thanks to its inclusion on the American Wedding soundtrack, and Universal re-signed the band in the wake of such newfound success. The live CD/DVD package Argue with a Tree was released in February 2005, following 18 months of touring. Noveskey briefly left the band shortly thereafter, but returned in time to record Blue October's first studio album in three years, Foiled, which was issued in April 2006 and went platinum one year later. Before the band went on tour with Yellowcard in September 2007, Universal/Motown released Foiled for the Last Time, a two-disc set consisting of a full version of Foiled, 14 newly recorded songs performed live, and several alternative remixes. Recording sessions for another studio album, Approaching Normal, commenced in mid-2008 with producer Steve Lillywhite, and the finished product appeared early the following year. The tour in support of the album was cut short due to the eventually openly discussed mental health issues of their frontman. They returned with two albums in 2011, Ugly Side: An Acoustic Evening with Blue October (recorded live in Austin, Dallas, and Houston) and the darker Any Man in America, made during Justin Furstenfeld's divorce and loss of child custodial rights. After his seeking treatment including rehab, the group's seventh studio album, the PledgeMusic-funded Sway, followed in 2013. In 2014, Furstenfeld recorded and released a solo voice-and-guitar live album titled Songs from an Open Book, which included stage banter about his personal struggles. The full band reassembled for Blue October's second concert film with the live album Things We Do at Night (Live from Texas), which was recorded at the Dallas House of Blues in November 2014 and released a year later. Blue October appeared to be back on track as their well-received eighth studio album, Home, arrived in the spring of 2016. However, it soon became known that Hudson had been injured in a biking accident. Matthew Ostrander took over lead guitar on the supporting tour. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Albums by
Blue October

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    Coal Makes Diamonds

    19 songs

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    Things We Do at Night (Live from Texas)

    13 songs

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    Any Man in America

    12 songs

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    Approaching Normal

    12 songs

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    Approaching Normal

    14 songs

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    Foiled

    12 songs

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    History for Sale

    12 songs

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    History for Sale

    14 songs

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    Consent to Treatment

    31 songs

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    Foiled for the Last Time

    3 songs

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    Foiled Again

    1 song

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    Home

    1 song

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    Bleed Out

    1 song

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    The Chills - Single

    11 songs

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    Ugly Side: An Acoustic Evening with Blue October

    26 songs

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    Argue with a Tree...

    14 songs

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    Home

    13 songs

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    Sway

    13 songs

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    The Answers

    4 songs

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    Hate Me (Single)

    11 songs

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    History for Sale

    4 songs

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    Should Be Loved (German B-Side)

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    Live At Lollapalooza 2006

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    Dirt Room

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Top Songs by
Blue October

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    Popularity
  2.   Into the Ocean
  3.   Hate Me (Non Intro)
  4.   Calling You
  5.   Bleed Out
  6.   Should Be Loved
  7.   Say It
  8.   Dirt Room
  9.   Home
  10.   Clumsy Card House
  11.   The Chills
  12.   Hate Me (Intro Version)
  13.   Fear
  14.   The Feel Again (Stay)
  15.   18th Floor Balcony
  16.   Congratulations
  17.   Jump Rope
  18.   You Make Me Smile
  19.   The Worry List
  20.   She's My Ride Home
  21.   The End
  22.   Not Broken Anymore
  23.   Chameleon Boy
  24.   Tomorrow
  25.   The Answer
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Blue October

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