Consent to Treatment

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Consent to Treatment
Blue October - Consent to Treatment.jpg
Studio album by Blue October
Released August 15, 2000
Recorded 1999/2000
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, funk metal[1]
Length 56:34
Label Universal
Producer Nick Launay
Blue October chronology
The Answers
Consent to Treatment
History for Sale
Singles from Consent to Treatment
  1. "James"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Breakfast After 10"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Consent to Treatment is the second album by Blue October. It was recorded at Bay 7 Studios in Valley Village and Media Vortex in Burbank, California with producer Nick Launay, and released in the United States August 15, 2000, by Universal Records. It is the band's first major label album and their only album to feature former member Brant Coulter on guitar as well as their first album featuring Matt Noveskey. The opening track is a spoken word poem written by Justin Furstenfeld and recited by Blue Miller. Ryan Smith sings the female backing vocals on "The Answer" and "Balance Beam."

The cover art was inspired by Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer video.

Matt Noveskey has said that Nick Launay was extremely nurturing in response to Noveskey's inquisitiveness during the Consent to Treatment production process, which was the impetus for Noveskey pursuing a career as a producer himself.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Justin Furstenfeld except for "James", cowritten with Matt Noveskey.

No. Title Length
1. "Retarded Disfigured Clown" 0:42
2. "Independently Happy" 4:55
3. "James" 4:29
4. "HRSA" 3:33
5. "Breakfast After 10" 4:28
6. "Balance Beam" 3:50
7. "Holler" 3:23
8. "Schizophrenia" 3:54
9. "Drop" 4:35
10. "Conversation Via Radio (Do You Ever Wonder)" 4:03
11. "Angel" 5:05
12. "Libby I'm Listening" 3:31
13. "Amnesia" 3:55
14. "The Answer" 6:11


  • Justin Furstenfeld - lead vocals, guitar
  • Brant Coulter - lead guitar
  • Jeremy Furstenfeld - drums
  • Ryan Delahoussaye - violin, mandolin
  • George Winston - piano
  • David Ahlert - assistant engineer
  • Greg Archilla - production, mixing
  • Eric Gorfain - violin
  • Martin Klemm - assistant engineer
  • Matt Noveskey - sleeve art, bass and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Nick Launay - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Bob Ludwing - mastering
  • Blue Miller - producer, vocals
  • Kevin Page - assistant engineer
  • Jane Scarpantoni - cello, string arrangements
  • Ryan Smith - backing vocals