" has been named the iTunes Album Of The Year.
The announcement adds to the wave of adulation the band received through 2012, which includes a American Music Award, an MTV VMA for Best Rock Video with "Walk
", and more nominations than any other rock artist at the forthcoming Grammy Awards.
The band don't take their success for granted. Dave Grohl
posted a personal thank you
on the band's website, where he shares his gratitude to fans for making "Wasting Light" the best album experience of their 17 year history.
"It's truly inspiring, and it makes us feel like the luckiest band in the world,
" he wrote. "Looking back at the past 18 months, I don't think we've ever worked so hard at making an album, and it ever being so easy.
"From day one, the idea for this record was to make something completely simple and honest, to capture that thing that happens when you put the 5 of us in a small room. No big production, just real rock and roll music: That's why we decided to do it in my garage. We wanted to retain that human element, keep all of those beautiful imperfections. That's why we went completely analog.
"And, most of all, we wanted it to sound huge; That's why we decided to use Butch Vig. His role in this whole experience is huge, and he deserves a great 'thanks', too. Not many producers would accept the challenge that we handed him. He's the best, for sure. Together, we made the album of a lifetime. Again.
Grohl adds that their work is not finished yet, with more shows to play, more songs to write and more albums to record.
Will you support the Foos
for another 17 years? Share your congratulations for the band in the comments.