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History For Sale
Blue October
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Reviewed: 8/18/2003 by Chad


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Blue October arrived on the scene three years ago with their critically acclaimed debut record "Consent To Treatment" Now they return with their sophomore effort, "History For Sale", deserves credit for stepping outside the lines but many times steps too far outside the lines to the point in which in which the listener becomes almost overwhelmed. Songs like 'Razorblade' and 'Sexual Powertrip' leave the listener more confused than hooked, with over-distorted vocals and downright strange lyrics. Blue October made a name for themselves, undoubtedly caught the ear of the music industry by shear fact that they sound so different, but unlike their debut record, they fail to create music that is not only different but also enjoyable. This album is not a complete letdown as tracks "Calling You" and "Ugly Side" show promise, but in comparison to their last record, "History For Sale" isn't going to sell too well.

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