Blue October: Home album review
Justin Furstenfeld’s assured and optimistic return as Blue October.
They’ve had Top 40 singles and a platinum-selling album in the US, but elsewhere Justin Furstenfeld’s alternative rock band have a very low profile. Yet they do have a loyal following, as shown by recent sold-out gigs at shows in London and Manchester. The Texas outfit specialise in big, anthemic music dealing with intimate themes (2011’s brilliant Any Man In America remains one of the rawest divorce/custody battle albums out there). A highly sensitive yet powerful artist, Furstenfel’s tough vocal style often echoes Peter Gabriel, Fish and Trent Reznor.