The first Foo Fighters song I heard was Breakout, about 2 years ago on a Kerrang! CD. Since then I had heard nothing of them, until they recently released All My Life and their new One By One album. As much as I like the single, I had heard rumours that the new album wasn't up to scratch, so when seeing this in the shops, I thought I'd give it a shot.
Whether their new album is great or c**p, I'm glad I bought this one. My title sums it up. It's hard to fault this album. Whilst nothing mind-blowing, each song is catchy, reasonably loud and makes you want to sing along/headbang/jump about a lot. From the fantastic opening of Stacked Actors, to the loud Breakout and then the softer, more pop-rock Learn To Fly. Each song on the album is neither too hard or to soft, and each one has some decent guitar work. Don't get the wrong impression, this isn't an average album, it's a great one: nothing new or special, but each track is solid and catchy, and Stacked Actors and Live-In Skin are both brilliant.
I thoroughly recommend this album to any rock fan, just after a solid rock album to add to their collection. Whether it's better than their other 2 albums I can't say, but you can't go far wrong with this one.