Foo Fighters Awarded 'iTunes Album Of The Year'

The iTunes award adds to an award winning year for the band, and Dave Grohl says it has been the best album experience of their 17 year history.

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"Wasting Light" 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.

17 comments sorted by best / new / date

    LiamPodmore
    Good, they deserve it. The work what went in to that album is crazy, one **** up in the last chorus and they had to do the whole take again, not like with digital where you just edit it or re-record that part. The part in the documentary where Dave is talking to his daughter whilst recording is hilarious. Liam
    spiff-corgi
    Weird. Didn't expect iTunes to have good taste in music, what with all the promotional work it does for Justin Bieber and JLS and One Direction and the X Factor winners and Selena Gomez and Rihanna and...
    santi029
    I think it is one of the best albums of the year, an awesome blend of old an modern rock and roll, not a bad song in it, and what else would you expect from this band? looking forward to seeing them live...
    metallicaftwlp
    Like that's difficult with all the shitty mainstream music these days. Even Lulu could have won it if not for Wasting Light. Wasting Light is amazing though, definitely their best album since Colour & The Shape. Saw them live on December 3rd and they blew my mind. Everlong was insane.
    sampimblett
    @metallicaftwlp - i wonder how lulu did ... im sure alot of people ust have downloaded it to see
    Pagan_Poetry
    I really don't know if it's the album of the year, but good for them. It's their best album in years and they've always stayed true to themselves while actually putting effort into creating fresh music. Congrats, guys.
    zeatle
    Foos are the kings of rock right now in this day and age...they are The Rolling Stones of our time
    Superperfex
    Kurt would be smiling and so happy for what Dave has done. Passing the torch off: frontman to frontman. Its so refreshing to see a real band stay together for so long for the right reasons. =]
    ledzep426
    Always a huge fan Dave, and forever will be. This album was a triumph, and so is this band. As a 17 year old, I grew up with this band and I will die with this band.
    CJMusics
    Just saw them live, last show of the year in NZ, They filmed a new music video for These days. Was an awesome show and they are such an amazing live band. 3 hours straight. Such an amazing album too. No better band deserves this but them. well done.
    Punkhuskie6
    Good for them...sorta like a 2004 Green Day, eh? Haha. But seriously...very similar.