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Colour & the Shape

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  • Audio CD (11 Nov. 1997)
  • Label: Pid
  • ASIN: B000005KB9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Doll
  2. Monkey Wrench
  3. Hey, Johnny Park!
  4. My Poor Brain
  5. Wind Up
  6. Up in Arms
  7. My Hero
  8. See You
  9. Enough Space
  10. February Stars
  11. Everlong
  12. Walking After You
  13. New Way Home

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Format: Audio CD
I dont think 1,000 words is enough to describe the awsomeness of this album,so rather than babble on i'll try to be brief. After Dave Grohl leaving Nirvana he has moved on to bigger and much much better things. The lyrics are incredible and even if you're not a huge Foo fan you will be impressed. The contrast of music is amazing,with a slow ballad (Doll) opening the album and leading into the racy Monkey Wrench afterwards you will listen to the album with enthusiastic intent. My personal favourite on the album is Hey,Johny Park! and my only complaint is that there's not enough of that wonderfull guitar solo by Grohl. The vocals aby Dave are incredible, with the calm, tranquil chords on Doll and yet the hugely powerful screaming (not at all gratuitous) in Enough Space and Monkey Wrench.
YOU HAVE TO OWN THIS ALBUM
Every song gets five stars.
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Formed by former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters initially came under a lot of pressure from critics out to prove that Grohl was just cashing in on his former band's success. As if they hadn't been proven wrong enough by the excellent debut, they were sure to be eating their words when 'The Colour and the Shape' was released.
Often considered to be the Foos' best, the album is a collection of delicious pop-rock classics, full of bounce and melody. Unlike most bands within the genre, Foo Fighters have a real feeling of originality and depth behind their song writing.
The songs are generally built around soft and delicate sections which burst into the punked up choruses. There are also slight metal overtones which add an extra weight to the songs. Some of the best examples of this can be seen in 'Monkey Wrench', 'Hey, Johnny Park!' and 'My Hero'. Then there are quieter ballad moments, such as 'Doll' and 'Walking After You'. However, the standout track, many would agree, is the dream-like 'Everlong' - it simply has to be heard.
In short, 'The Colour and the Shape' is an essential album with some of the best tunes and melodies you will ever hear. Buy it.
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Format: Audio CD
Formed by former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters initially came under a lot of pressure from critics out to prove that Grohl was just cashing in on his former band's success. As if they hadn't been proven wrong enough by the excellent debut, they were sure to be eating their words when 'The Colour and the Shape' was released.
Often considered to be the Foos' best, the album is a collection of delicious pop-rock classics, full of bounce and melody. Unlike most bands within the genre, Foo Fighters have a real feeling of originality and depth behind their song writing.
The songs are generally built around soft and delicate sections which burst into the punked up choruses. There are also slight metal overtones which add an extra weight to the songs. Some of the best examples of this can be seen in 'Monkey Wrench', 'Hey, Johnny Park!' and 'My Hero'. Then there are quieter ballad moments, such as 'Doll' and 'Walking After You'. However, the standout track, many would agree, is the dream-like 'Everlong' - it simply has to be heard.
In short, 'The Colour and the Shape' is an essential album with some of the best tunes and melodies you will ever hear. Buy it.
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If you only got into the Foo Fighters because of their very patchy last album One By One, then shame on you, cos this 1997 classic by Grohl and co was one of the best albums of that decade. There is nothing particularly ground breaking about it, it is just highly enjoyable to listen to and you never tire of it. It was also Grohl showing to the world that he was far more than just "the drummer from Nirvana". Believe the hype. You won't ever hear one bad word about this album. Monkey Wrench and Everlong are the most well known songs here, but the double whammy of Hey Johnny Park and My Poor Brain leaves you senseless. The mid point of the album is still very good, with only Wind Up sounding filler, whilst Up In Arms, My Hero and See You are simple but rocky and upbeat. February Stars finds the band in reflective mood. Grohl always seems to get the tone right between rocking and meaningful mellowness. Walking After You was used on the X Files movie soundtrack. I think this song is a bit plodding but a lot of people like it. My favourite Foos song ever, though, is New Way Home. This should finish every album, sounding very final and a bit sad, before building up to a furious climax. The song also reminds me of one of the best summers of my life so it has a bit of resonance for me.
If you're scouring Amazon looking for classic albums to add to your collection then look no further. Still one of the greatest rock albums of the last 25 years.
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By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Oct. 2007
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This can easily be classed as one of the Foo's best albums and now with the extra tracks this album has just got better! It has some brilliant tracks, 'Monkey Wrench', 'My hero' and the anthem 'Everlong', which are all simply outstanding. The whole album is superb though, very uplifting and just great rock, perfect for those summer days out. This is a great place to start if you're new to the foo's and an excellent addition for any existing foo fans, a must have album!

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