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  • Audio CD (16 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B004S4AU9A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,673 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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in 2010, Dave Grohl built a recording studio in his garage in San Fernando Valley and hired Nevermind producer Butch Vig to oversee Foo Fighters’ seventh album, which they recorded entirely on analogue tape. The result is Wasting Light and if the production sounds like it’s gone back-to-basics, that’s because the album has too. The big, loud, frenetic rock ‘n’ roll so loved by their fans is back, alongside bluesy ballads and memorable lyrics. Wasting Light is a return to form for one of the biggest bands of the last 15 years.

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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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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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I personally find this to be the best Foo Fighters album yet. All the songs are simply fantastic!

You can clearly hear some Queens of the Stone Age in there (one song in particular sounds a bit like "Ode to Clarissa"), which isn't really a surprise since Dave Grohl once played drums for them. It's not a bad thing either, since QOTSA is a great band!

Don't hesitate buying it, it's worth every penny!
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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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