Home (Blue October album)

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Home
Blue October home.jpg
Studio album by Blue October
Released April 22, 2016
Recorded August - November, 2015
Genre Alternative rock
Length 56:13
Label Up/Down Records
Producer Tim Palmer, Justin Furstenfeld
Blue October chronology
Things We Do At Night (Live From Texas)
(2015)Things We Do At Night (Live From Texas)2015
Home
(2016)
I Hope You're Happy
(2018)I Hope You're Happy2018
Singles from Home
  1. "Home"
    Released: December 16, 2015
  2. "Break Ground"
    Released: May 31, 2016
  3. "The Still"
    Released: September 29, 2016
  4. "I Want It"
    Released: February 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Jam Magazine(favorable)[1]
teamrock.com(favorable)[2]

Home is the eighth studio album by Blue October.[3] The album was recorded between August and November 2015 at Orb Studios in Austin, Texas and Justin Furstenfeld's home studio Crazy Making Studio. Long-time collaborator Tim Palmer co-produced and mixed the album. After its first week of sales, Home charted at #10 on the Building Album Sales chart with sales of 22,194 units.[4] On the Billboard charts, Home debuted at #1 on the Rock Albums Chart, #1 on the Alternative Albums Chart, #1 on the Independent Albums Chart, and #19 on the Billboard 200.[5] The first single, the title track "Home" made its radio debut December 16, 2015, [6] and spent over six months on the Adult Top 40, peaking at #24. The single "I Want It" has also charted, so far peaking at #36.

Justin Furstenfeld wrote the album on a tiny keyboard while driving through the California desert.[7]

Cover art[edit]

The cover image is a painting of a photo of Jeremy and Justin Furstenfeld's parents' first kiss.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Coal Makes Diamonds"Justin Furstenfeld, Steve Schiltz, Matt Noveskey5:04
2."Driver"Jeremy Furstenfeld, Justin Furstenfeld4:42
3."Heart Go Bang"Justin Furstenfeld4:34
4."I Want It"Justin Furstenfeld4:37
5."Home"Justin Furstenfeld4:07
6."We Know Where You Go"Justin Furstenfeld4:24
7."The Lucky One"Matt Noveskey, Justin Furstenfeld5:40
8."Break Ground"Justin Furstenfeld3:53
9."Leave It in the Dressing Room (Shake It Up)"Justin Furstenfeld, Steve Schiltz, Tim Palmer, Matt Noveskey4:05
10."Houston Heights"Justin Furstenfeld, Matt Noveskey3:17
11."Time Changes Everything"Justin Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye7:54
12."The Still"Justin Furstenfeld3:54

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Taylor (2016-04-21). "Blue October Home Up/Down Records". Jam Magazine.
  2. ^ Grant Moon (2016-06-14). "Blue October: Home Album Review". teamrock.com.
  3. ^ Matthew Keever (2015-11-27). "A Clear-Headed Blue October Looks to the Future". Houston Press.
  4. ^ "Building Album Sales Chart". 2016-04-29.
  5. ^ Rutheford, Kevin (2016-05-06). "Blue October Finds 'Home' Atop Top Rock Albums Chart". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Justin From Blue October Joined The Rod Ryan Show". KTBZ Radio. 2015-12-16.
  7. ^ Rivademar, Cory (2016-10-06). "5 Things You Didn't Know About Blue October's Frontman Justin Furstenfeld". Austin Monthly.
  8. ^ "Blue October Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 3, 2016.