Wasting Light review by Foo Fighters

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  • Released: Apr 12, 2011
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (289 votes)
Foo Fighters: Wasting Light
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Sound — 9
Yes, this album was recorded in Dave Grohl's garage. Don't be wavered by this though! The album still sounds fine. There was not much room for the Foo Fighters to mature but they found some way to do it on this album. I found this album quite different from other Foo Fighters' albums and even from other bands albums. One thing I noted while listening was their unique chords on this album. My impression of the sound was I thought it to be very spot on as in like the Foo Fighter's knew exactly what they wanted it to sound like so each song would be a catchy anthem that gets stuck in your head all day. One draw back on the sound is infact the unique chords. I found this a minor draw back because you wouldn't be used to the chord therefore making them brand new and maybe not as welcoming to others as they were to me.

Lyrics — 8
I found the lyrics on this album very suiting to the songs. These lyrics get stuck in your head all day... if you can tell what they say (e.g. White Limo). I found these lyrics smartly written they were perfect to tell the story they were intended to. On the other hand I didn't like that this album did NOT have a lyric book with the book was mainy used to keep the pieces of the master track safe and to show you various pictures of the Foo Fighters.

Overall Impression — 9
I found this album very easy to sing along to. These songs easily got stuck in my head and I found myself listening to this album about 2 times a day to feed my hunger for the music. This album has viturally no draw-backs to it. I found very many songs had the same layout though, the songs would go, Intro, Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus, Verse, Pre-chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus. It's not all that bad but it is noticable since all the songs are like that. I would go out and buy this album again if it ever got broken. This album is worth the money for sure.

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    MegaFilth90
    How in the HELL is this rated so well??? I like some of it but most of the songs are just like this: Heavy intro, slows to a lightly palm muted power chord, a tad bit heavier for a minute, lyrics repeating in the background, heavy outro, done. lol and i'm not joking just listen
    EvanJStone
    9.5/10. Every track has a powerful chorus, and the structures and progressions fit each song in the right way. some of the melodies are off the charts good. Arlandria is one of the best rock songs ive ever heard. Dear Rosemary, Walk, I Should Have known, and These Days highlight the album
    flame_mc
    MegaFilth90 wrote: How in the HELL is this rated so well??? I like some of it but most of the songs are just like this: Heavy intro, slows to a lightly palm muted power chord, a tad bit heavier for a minute, lyrics repeating in the background, heavy outro, done. lol and i'm not joking just listen
    And even if that's true, the album doesn't feel repetitive in any moment. One of the best albums I've heard lately!
    silexx
    i think you did get the lryics from Burning Briged ... the songs is above the people who just like feel it good make sad to the otters.. actually is my favory song on hole albun .. that one and These Days and Back a front, and trust me im a HUGE FAN on Grohl's work and HUGE FAN off FF'