Multi-platinum alternative rockers Blue October return to the limelight with the release of 'Any Man In America' (the first on their own label, Up/Down Records) which, once again, delivers an album packed with quality tunes.
The album was conceived and written by Justin Furstenfeld about his emotional journey through divorce and the subsequent custody battle over his daughter. So what you're getting, then, are thirteen tracks filled with raw emotion as he lays his personal life bare.
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Furstenfeld produces an incredible album despite the emotional turmoil that he went through and, although angry in some places, the album never descends into bitterness regarding his ex-wife, something that I'm sure would be all too easy to do.
There are several standout tracks on this release, with 'The Chills', 'The Feel Again', 'The Flight (Lincoln to Minneapolis)' and the title track amongst those that should be highlighted. The production is very good (the album was co-produced by Furstenfeld and Tim Palmer, who's previously worked with U2, Pearl Jam and David Bowie), and this goes to show what a great band Blue October are becoming.
Everything (AM Limbo)
The Feel Again (Stay)
The Money Tree
For the Love
The Flight (Lincoln To Minneapolis)
Any Man in America
You Waited Too Long
The Getting Over It Part
The Worry List
The Follow Through
Justin Furstenfeld: vocals, guitar
Matt Noveskey: bass, guitar
Jeremy Furstenfeld: drums, percussion
Ryan Delahoussaye: violin, keyboard, mandolin