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Foiled
Blue October
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Reviewed: 4/4/2006 by Chad


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There’s one thing that Texas rock quintet Blue October will never be accused of, that of being unoriginal. Blue October has never been afraid to push the envelope, and recreate their sound – lyrically and musically, and “Foiled” is no exception. The band undeniable talent to create new and creative songs is what enticed the ear of Universal execs on their two major label releases. Their unorthodox style has been something of a two edged sword though, as their sound at times can be just a little too abnormal for the casual listener to catch on. It would appear as if perhaps the world is ready for Blue October, with their success of the first single “Hate Me”, which has been storming up modern rock charts, and drawing well deserved attention to this band for the first time in their long, hard working career. Like their previous albums, Blue October brings their vintage sound with sting arrangements courtesy of violinist Ryan Delahoussaye, and intense, emotion filled, borderline strange lyrics courtesy of lead singer Justin Furstenfeld. Ultimately, Blue October’s success will be judged by their ability to get fans to buy into their distinctive sound, if they can pull that off, the sky is the limit for this band, otherwise Blue October will continue to fly below the radar as one of the most unique bands in the industry.

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