FOO FIGHTERS BRING THE HEAT
Foo Fighters : Wasting Light (2011)|by Joe Cinocca
I'm sure I will catch a lot of flack for this statement, but Foo Fighters should be given the respect and admiration that U2 enjoyed in the 90s. If you were to listen to the band's entire body of work, I would venture to say that they have not released a bad album. Every album has had multiple Top 10 hits and enjoyed great album sales and loads of airplay. "Wasting Light" is no exception, featuring Dave Grohl's top-notch songcrafting.
From the beginning, the first four tracks just hit you square in the eyes, without giving you a chance to catch your breath. Lyrics, chorus/hooks and catchy guitar riffs are packed throughout the album and will not appeal to those who are anti-guitar. This album is for the guitar lover and the fans that want to rock out. If you are after something less mainstream or non-commercial, avoid this record.
In this day and age, there's only a handful of bands that put out quality releases every single time. Foo Fighters . . . . Tom Petty . . . . . The Beatles . . . . Expect modern rock radio to be all over this record for the rest of the year, it's not going away anytime soon.
(Special guests include : Krist Novoselic on "I Should Have Known", Bob Mould on "Dear Rosemary" & Fee Waybill on "Miss The Misery")
"Dear Rosemary", "Walk", "Rope"
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