Approaching Normal [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Despite its conventional title, Approaching Normal is Blue October's most puzzling release to date. Frontman Justin Furstenfeld jumps overboard on the bulk of these tracks, from the snarling melodrama of "Weight of the World" (where he sounds like Adam Pascal, the hyperbolic rocker from Rent) to the bizarre, Smash Mouth-styled bounce of "Jump Rope." He has an unchecked affinity for drama, for the sort of first-pumping grandeur that very few bands can execute, and his angsty self-loathing turns up some priceless nuggets of post-grunge poetry. "I gained 40 pounds because of you!" Furstenfeld howls during "Say It," before announcing his intention to "cover you in ants, bees,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Despite its conventional title, Approaching Normal is Blue October's most puzzling release to date. Frontman Justin Furstenfeld jumps overboard on the bulk of these tracks, from the snarling melodrama of "Weight of the World" (where he sounds like Adam Pascal, the hyperbolic rocker from Rent) to the bizarre, Smash Mouth-styled bounce of "Jump Rope." He has an unchecked affinity for drama, for the sort of first-pumping grandeur that very few bands can execute, and his angsty self-loathing turns up some priceless nuggets of post-grunge poetry. "I gained 40 pounds because of you!" Furstenfeld howls during "Say It," before announcing his intention to "cover you in ants, bees, and honey, then take your picture for the cover of our album" during the follow-up tune. He even adopts a British accent for "Kangaroo Cry." Furstenfeld's vocal resemblance to Jack Black is more apparent on these tracks than ever before, and Blue October remain aware of their own absurdities. [This "clean" edition has had the album's explicit content removed and also features an alternate bonus track, "Graceful Dancing."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602517992740
  • Catalog Number: 001272202
  • Sales rank: 151,402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Weight of the World (4:04)
  2. 2 Say It (3:38)
  3. 3 Dirt Room (3:25)
  4. 4 Been Down (4:21)
  5. 5 My Never (3:47)
  6. 6 Should Be Loved (4:03)
  7. 7 Kangaroo Cry (4:53)
  8. 8 Picking Up Pieces (4:21)
  9. 9 Jump Rope (3:19)
  10. 10 Blue Skies (3:46)
  11. 11 Blue Does (3:29)
  12. 12 Graceful Dancing (4:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blue October Primary Artist
Ryan Delahoussaye Mandolin, Violin, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Justin Furstenfeld Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jeremy Furstenfeld Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Matt Noveskey Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Group Member
C.B. Hudson Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Bryan Lee Jones Guitar Techician
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Sylvia Rhone Executive Producer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Ryan Delahoussaye Composer
Joe Spix Art Direction
Justin Furstenfeld Composer, Art Direction
Jeremy Furstenfeld Composer
Matt Noveskey Composer
C.B. Hudson Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Blue October can do no wrong!

    I have all of Blue October's cd's and none of them are weak. Justin's vocals are raw and emotional and I love him and the entire band! This cd has NO bad songs on it ! It rocks!

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