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Wasting Light [CD]

Foo Fighters Audio CD
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During the last dark days of Nirvana in 1994, tapes of Dave Grohl’s solo demos circulated among alt rock royalty — Greg Dulli commented positively about them in more than one place — but it never seemed that these home-made tapes would be the origin of one of the biggest modern rock bands of the post-grunge era. As it turns out, ... Read more in Amazon's Foo Fighters Store

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  • Audio CD (11 April 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B004LUHQ1G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,015 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In December last year the Foo Fighters managed to sell 110,000 tickets for two upcoming summer concerts at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes in less time than it would take to eat a bowl of cereal. More than Green Day, more, even, than Muse, it seems that the claim to the title of Britain’s Favourite Rock Band lies with Dave Grohl’s band of merry everymen. This is no small beer, especially when one considers that even the group’s staunchest of admirers would surely be pressed to nominate any of their previous albums as being classics in the manner of Absolution or American Idiot.

Wasting Light, the Foo Fighters’ seventh studio album, is not a release that is likely to alter this state of affairs. Despite a number of headline-grabbing developments – the album features contributions from former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and erstwhile Hüsker Dü great Bob Mould, as well as being produced by Nevermind’s Butch Vig – and a quite brilliant viral marketing campaign (where last-minute club shows were furtively revealed on the band’s website, alongside a clip of the group being chauffeured around Los Angeles by Motörhead’s Lemmy), beneath all the froth, really this is more of the same. Perhaps this is to be expected; only the rarest of bands re-invent themselves seven albums in. All of this can be distilled down to the rather stale observation that if you liked this band’s work before, chances are you’ll like this.

Wasting Light does feature a number of terrific songs. The rousing I Should Have Known and the gorgeous Arlandria are among the best Grohl has written, while the noisy and messy White Limo could well become an unlikely hit sing-along in the manner of the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage. But as with some other Foo Fighters albums, the sense is that a number of the compositions featured here serve no greater purpose than making up numbers, and that a composition such as the ordinary Miss the Misery, to name just one, will not be played live and will never be heard from again.

Advance word on Wasting Light is strong, with a number of its creators’ devotees describing the set as being the group’s best album since 1997’s The Colour and the Shape. Really, though, this is nothing more than business as usual: some killer, some filler.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Foo's in full flight with Wasting Light 12 May 2011
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This has been called, by some, the Foo Fighters return to form, but they never lost it..if anything they've just explored their talents deeper. With their 7th studio album, they've taken the best bits from their entire back catalogue, pushed their playing abilities to the edge, and held on tight.. This is a new revived band, and with Pat Smear back to make up a five-piece force to be reckoned with, and Butch Vig at the production helm with the 'back to basics' approach, it's given Wasting Light the music industries much needed kick up the ass.
I wont go into the ego-critics over-indulged detail as you've read it all before, but what I will say is Wasting Light truly rocks. Having said that, there are songs for everyone whose ever loved the Foos, from the post-Nirvana explosion of their debut, or to the more undestated, underrated 'Nothing left to Lose', it has a mixed bag, exorcising demons, burning bridges, and driving Limo's, it's the Foos having fun again.. This might not be groundbreaking, but when the Foo Fighters do it this good, like the saying goes, if it aint broke, dont fix it...just add nitro and let her go!!
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect ingredients for the perfect rock album 12 April 2011
By peteij
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If heavy metal is a cheese sandwich, grunge is a crisp sandwich and punk rock is a turkey sandwich, then Foo Fighters have always been a turkey, cheese and crisp sandwich. They will forever be derided for not using any original ingredients, yet when you consider how instantly recognisable the Foo's sound is you have to wonder if all the comparisons miss the point. They make damn good sandwiches.

Wasting Light is not just more of the same, it's... well... more! More loud. More raw. More guitarists. More riffs. More pop. More catchy. More deep. More choruses. Dave Grohl has said that as soon as he found a big chorus he made it the bridge and wrote an even bigger chorus.

The important thing to know about Wasting Light as an album is that the writing itself seems to have received more attention to detail than anything Foo Fighters have produced in the last decade. In particular many of the songs on 2007's Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace felt underdeveloped, often content to hang around the same three or four chords. This is not the case here with Grohl and co regularly turning up with extra ingredients and crafting them perfectly into bigger and better songs.

'Bridge Burning' kicks the album screaming into life - quite literally. The opening 40 seconds is as good an album opening as you will ever hear and the rest of the song doesn't let up with machine-gun guitar in the verses and a chorus that shows the Foos still have one or two surprises up their sleeves.

'Rope' is the first single from the album and a particularly good example of how the three guitarists can combine so effectively without ever stepping on each other's feet or cluttering the sound.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FF Consistant if nothing else. 30 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
Contrary to the beliefs of one of the people (Mister Joe) who reviewed this album, i have listened to all dave grohl's work and i understand that from nirvana he released an album taking influences from Nirvana and other bands/genres he enjoyed, and since progressed further away from the days of Nirvana with the likes of IYH. its evident that the man and the band itself are maturing both musically and personally (i beleive they are releaseing a film about the band in which DG said to each member there is at LEAST one part of the film for each of you that you will despise and want removed, DG included, but they kept them bits in in the interest of truth as aposed to trying to come accross as perfect plastic gods). There are many people who will regard this album as a failure, but i beleive it is another great progression of a timeless band, lets face it if the foo fighters were still releasing variations of stacked actors half the people reviewing and listening to this album wouldnt have being doing so, because as the music progressed so did the band in the limelight to the household name they are today.

If you like the foo fighters chances are you will enjoy tracks on this album.
If you like the queens of the stone age, chances are you will like certain tracks on this album.
The same can be said about many other clear influences you will hear throughout the album.

The Foo fighters have been churning out albums for over a decade and yet they still surprise people. Be it for better of for worse but im willing to wage that minus a few negative people who appear angry at the world rather than the band then you can take something from this album and genuinly enjoy it.

Another great album (in my opinion)

Foo Fighters. Consistant if nothing else.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of the Foo's but still brilliant! 17 April 2011
By Robin
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Have been a Foo's fan for ages and ages so i was super exited to find out they were releasing a new album - I really wanted to like it, and i am not disappointed - but there is just something about it that doesn't quite capture the "charm" of the Foo Fighters.

Ok so "white limo" is just awesome, by far the best on the album, took me about 2 listens to really get into it but after that I was thoroughly convinced,
The whole song flies along- its brilliant, definitely one of my top ten Foo's songs ever.

"Dear Rosemary" is awesome aswell, really quite catchy.

"Arlandria" is in my opinion the second best on the album [after white limo] - The palm muted guitar leads so well into the choruses - then it has an awesome climax towards the end, with "fame fame go away, come again some other day" with the typical Foo Fighters build up/crescendo ending in a badass Dave Grohl scream - pretty awesome

"Bridges Burning" is a great way to kick the album off, it is catchy and loud and awesome!

Now for the "bad" bit

So those 4 are great, the Foo Fighters at their best. but then the rest don't quite live up to the same standard as other Foo songs.
Ok so the songs are still very good,

It's just the harder parts don't quite have that same "badass" feel to them, (think hey Johnny park, Free Me, Enough Space, White Limo)

And the comparatively 'softer' parts don't quite have that charming nature (think Big Me, See you, this is a call, My poor brain, Doll etc..)

"these days" is a little too mopey, abit (though it kills me to say it) 'dull' - it isnt as beautiful as the Foo's can get (think the whole acoustic In my honour), and it isnt as poppy and catchy as the Foos can get.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl
Bought this for my grown up son. It was on his birthday list. It came VERY WELL packaged. Best packaging I have ever seen! Read more
Published 1 day ago by G Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album.
Had this album for a while so I thought i'd better leave some feedback. What can I say another great compilation by the Foo's!!! Read more
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This was a birthday present for my son and he is very was excellent. no problems with this order
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album is amazing!!
This album is on constant in my car. great to rock out to, and sing along! Just love the Foo Fighters
Published 2 months ago by Marie Lonsdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
Another great album from them, easy to listen to as all of the songs are of great quality. Great Band.
Published 3 months ago by Mr D J Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, but not their best
Usual standard of their stuff. A good album, solid, good songs, but not a patch on E.S.P.G.
Disc arrived fine and on time and all that guff.
Published 4 months ago by Hugh McGuinness
5.0 out of 5 stars Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
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Couldn't wait for this album and it didn't disappoint. Love the Foo Fighters Cant wait for the next one.
Published 4 months ago by AJT1973
5.0 out of 5 stars Wasting Light.
I am pleased with both the speed with which the goods were despatched and the secure packaging. This item was bought as a gift so I can make no further comment.
Published 6 months ago by David Farrar
5.0 out of 5 stars hell Yeah!
ok, I wasnt really that imprest with Echos, silance, Patiance and Grace. I thought It was good but not as good as In your Honour. So what is wasting Light like then? Read more
Published 6 months ago by Earwig
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for a colleague
My colleague loved this cd and it's been in her car ever since. All great songs to listen to when you're driving.
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