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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant mixture of musical poetry & rock melodies...
I have been a fan of the Foo Fighters music for a long time and fell in love with 'The Colour and the Shape'. Although 'Nothing Left to Lose' does have a different sound from their previous material and incorporates some slower rock tunes, I have not been disappointed. As usual, there are the expected songs to be played at full volume such as 'Generator'which has the...
Published on 8 Jan 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars Let Down
This album kinda let me down actually. Especially after the ferocity of "The Color and the Shape". Gone are the "massive" guitar sounds from that album. In its place are kinda county-like guitars reminiscent of 70's rock bands. There are however some gems in this album. "Breakout" looks like its gonna be a classic rock song...
Published on 27 Jan 2000


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant mixture of musical poetry & rock melodies..., 8 Jan 2001
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This review is from: There Is Nothing Left To Lose (Audio CD)
I have been a fan of the Foo Fighters music for a long time and fell in love with 'The Colour and the Shape'. Although 'Nothing Left to Lose' does have a different sound from their previous material and incorporates some slower rock tunes, I have not been disappointed. As usual, there are the expected songs to be played at full volume such as 'Generator'which has the fantastic combination of guitar riffs, drum beats, great lyrics and the unique Grohl voice which fans have come to expect, but the likes of 'Aurora' and 'Ain't it the Life' really demonstrate the Foo's diversity as a band and thier fantastic songwriting capabilities. I would reccommend this album to anyone - I can't wait to see what the Foo Fighters offer us next...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply a very good album, 15 Dec 2002
This review is from: There Is Nothing Left To Lose (Audio CD)
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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something Extraordinary, 10 Jun 2007
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I actually got this cd by accident. i headed up to the tills to pay for an offspring cd in "Sanity" years ago. i got home opened the box and this cd was there, i thought id give it a try anyways before i took it back to exchange it for the offspring cd and to be honest i wasnt all that impressed, i put that down to the fact that i was far to young to know truely kick ass music when i heard it.
In the end anyways i took this one back and got the offspring one and 'went back to reality' but it was when i got into the Foos first album (which i think is probably the best cd they'll ever make) that i thought i would invest in this, as i had heard lots of good things about it. As soon as i put it on 'Stacked Actors' hit me hard making me think "where the hell have i been?" and to be honest the whole album is like that, simply put... it makes you happy no matter what mood you're in!
Listening through the album as a whole leads you to a song that i think is the second best song (only just behind Everlong!) the Foos have ever recorded - M.I.A.
The album is very summery sounding as its all sorta light and breezy and jammed full with some excellent songs. Make sure though that if you do listen to the album as a whole you dont miss out on M.I.A as it truely is kick ass and caps off the album perfectly!
It doesnt really sound like the rest of the Foos records when you compare them but dont let that put you off, if you appreciate all kinds of music you're sure to be open-minded enough to like this cd, just take it as it is - a brilliant cd, a cd that any other band can only dream of making!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect blend of classsic rock and more mellow indie tunes, 10 July 2000
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I hadn't really heard much of the Foo Fighters before buying this but after listening to it I am a massive fan. The excellent drumming on Breakout and grungy overtones of Stacked Actors give way to the mellowness of Mia. Guitar led rock has never sounded better although it may not sound much upon first listening to it, after a few more plays you'll be hooked and play it 'till the CD begins to skip. This is music that can both be played at full volume to appreciate its quality and played quietly to show its more thoughtful side. Generator is possibly the most finger tapping tune I've heard for a bit. Ignore anyone who says it doesn't match up --- IT'S AN ALBUM OF PURE QUALITY from a band that has found its identity!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different from the older albums, 10 Jan 2002
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Having both Foo Fighters albums already I decided to purchase there is nothing left to lose.After listening to the album my first thought was eh?.It's not a typical Foo Fighters album.It starts with the song Stacked Actors,a lively typical Grohl track which you expect.Following are the simply brilliant tracks Breakout and Learn to fly and the quirky sing-a-long Generator.However the album goes more mellow as the tracks go on.Aurora being a very laidback chillout sort of record,Next year (which many may have already heard) could be compared to a Sixpence none the richer track whilst Aint it the lfe sounds almost like a country record.Dont be put off though,although this seems to be a move away from the grunge,Nirvana era and dedicated fans of the previous albums may not like it straight away several listens of the album later and it wont be out of your cd player.Im not bored of it yet and doubt if you buy the album you will be too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasently Surprising, 28 Nov 2006
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Credit where credit's due, I wasn't expecting this album to wow me in any great way having not been a particularly large Foo Fighters fan before purchasing it, but it turned out to be a great buy.

From the outset `Stacked Actors' had me wondering why I'd never bothered with the Foos before. Quickly followed by the excellent tracks `Breakout' and `Learn to Fly' I was all but converted and that's before the amazing ballads `Aurora' and `Next Year'. With songs like these, the album needs only a few filler tracks to earn a passable grade but it goes one better with `Gimme Stitches', `Generator', `Live-in Skin', `Headwires', `Ain't it the Life' and `M.I.A' being exceptional tracks in their own right.

Whether you enjoy a softer sounding rock melody or a more hard-hitting on, `There is Nothing Left to Lose' has what you're looking for. Starting with a true classic in `Stacked Actors' and working its way through the noteworthy `M.I.A', `There is Nothing Left to Lose' proves to be a quality album packed with some real gems.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TOP CLASS, 10 Dec 2001
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KENNETH MACLEOD (STORNOWAY, ISLE OF LEWIS Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This is the third album from the Foo Fighters and it is their finest offering to date. It is more mellow than the first two but it has a much more developed sound. There is still a good bit of fast rock material on this album which takes you back to the roots but they have made this album with a much more relaxed sound. Yes, even the Foo Fighters mature but they have not left their origins behind which is easily seen in 'Breakout' and 'Learn to Fly'. It is a fantastic album and a great follow on the the Colour & Shape.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Footastic, 24 Sep 2001
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Ben Saunders (Stirling, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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The album was again recorded in difficult circumstances – the band parted from their record label (Capitol) and guitarist Franz Stahl. Subsequently, however, the band signed to RCA, a label not known for their rock roster, and thus were allowed to do largely what they wanted with this album, recording it in Dave’s own studio with a back-to-basics approach, in contrast to the smooth production of ‘The Colour and the Shape’. And the result? Well, the short version of this opinion is: yes, it’s good, but not as good as ‘The Colour…’
Although they’ve continued to progress in a more poppy direction, and increasing commercial success, the album opens with one of their heaviest songs to date, ‘Stacked Actors’. Quite lyrically vehement. It’s about fake Hollywood lifestyle. Being quite a straightforward angry rock song, this was quite immediate, and an early favourite of mine. By the time it received a low-key single release (the fifth from the album!) I’d gone off it somewhat though. It’s not particularly deep or significant and, to be honest, there are other bands that do shouty angsty rock better.
Next up, we have a quirkier offering. ‘Breakout’ (third single, from the ‘Me, Myself & Irene’ soundtrack) begins with a strange vocodered sound, “You make me dizzy, running circles in my head/ One of these days I’ll chase you down” and launches into a rocky chorus once more. This time, it’s more happy bounce-around rock than the anger of the previous song, and it’s pretty catchy too. Not my personal favourite, but one of many highlights on the album.
The same could be said of ‘Learn To Fly’, although it’s a much more laid back, acoustic and commercial song. This was the first single from the album, and probably best remembered for it’s video – it features the band goofing around on a plane a foiling drugs smugglers, with Dave himself playing about five parts! It’s a very funny video, which I still saw recently on MTV (as in summer 2001, although the single was originally released October 1999) and I’m sure many of you will know it. The video’s included on the enhanced CD-ROM bit, and the song itself is very good. Although it’s a bit bland and MOR (mainstream oriented rock) it’s still quite catchy and undeniably commercial...
Overall conclusions: Well, at times this seems to drift by in a slightly repetitive way, but there are enough variations between songs to keep it interesting rather than boring. It could be a bit longer than 46:24 too (although it isn’t boosted by any annoying ‘hidden tracks’). Dave’s voice isn’t all Kurt’s was, but it doesn’t really show here, more on live b-sides. This album’s poppier and more commercial than ‘The Colour…’ but not, in my opinion, quite as good. If you’re new to the Foos, that may be the better start, unless you’re slightly scared of rock. If you’re an established fan, I don’t think this will disappoint. If you like pop-rock such as Feeder, Everclear, Weezer, Nirvana, Offspring, etc and haven’t heard Foo Fighters, I suggest you check them out, but again, ‘The Colour…’ maybe the best start. Despite slight faults, this is still a very good album and one of the best of the year in my opinion. 9.5/10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice album, 4 May 2005
Fans of the first two Foo Fighters albums may see this as a slightly more 'mellow' offering, but what the album lacks in noise, it makes up for in quality. It is a rare album indeed, where each track is a stand-out track, which you could quite happily sing along to. 'Stacked Actors', has a raw, rocky feel, before the album decends into the single 'Breakout', and the radio-friendly 'Learn to Fly'. Other favourites include 'Generator', 'Aurora', 'Next Year', 'Headwires' and the almost ballard-like last track 'M.I.A.', but that doesn't take anything away from the other excellent tracks. The best thing about this album however, is that it still sounds as good now as it did 6 years ago, a sure sign of a future classic. Anyone who likes the heavier side of the Foo Fighters may find some good tracks here, but I whole-heartedly recommend giving the album a few plays, as you may be pleasantly surprised. Maybe this album was an attempt by Dave Grohl to shake off some of the Nirvana grunge roots, and to some extent, this has been achieved, although it is ironically in some of the more ballard-like songs that the influences of his former band shine through the most.
A very worthy album
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars theres nothing left to improve, 21 Jun 2003
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Foo Fighters, The color and the shape, Theres nothing left to lose, One by one all great albums in there own right. you want one u want the best u want theres nothing left to lose. Every song is great, all foo fighters songs are great except Disenchanted Lullaby, but there you go. Break out, learn to fly and Next year. Go with great unreleased songs like M.I.A, Aurora and Generator make this album great. The new cd has a DVD with it so has the video for learn to fly,there best ever. So each album is good some are great but none are better than this. This is a Master piece.
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