wasting light review,
This review is from: Wasting Light (Audio CD)
After Echoes, Silence Patience & Grace I have to say I didn't expect much from this album. Sure Echoes had some good songs but so much of it was relatively mediocre that it could be forgettable. Nevertheless I bought Wasting Light and to my delight it was one of the best albums Foo Fighters have made. Without meaning to sound pompous, it has the anarchic energy of their earlier material, like The Colour & The Shape, mixed with the refined style of later works like There Is Nothing Left To Lose. No song on the album is anything less than brilliant; the album is a great listen both as individual songs at random and as one piece, with varying pace and style to songs throughout.
If I had to criticise I would say that a few of the songs are hard to distinguish form one another on a first listen, but that's true of so many albums that I feel it's barely an issue. I will also say that there are better songs by the Foos in each style spread across past albums but not many, some of the songs on this album (White Limo, Arlandria, Rope etc) will become classics.
This is genuinely brilliant and is well worth the time for fans or someone looking to get into them.