Review Summary: The start of Foo Fighters proves to be an average attempt. This album tends to be forgetable and...well....its just average.
Foo Fighters were formed by Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah we wont go over the history we all know already but what IS needed to know about this album is that it is the first Foo Fighters and it was all recorded by Dave Grohl. Yes...every singal part, showing his true talent that was hidden by Nirvana's simple musical style.
Alot about this album can be compared to Nirvana but at the same time, it can not. What I have found is that people try comparing the two bands a little too much. Dave Grohl is NOT Kurt Cobain and Foo Fighters are NOT Nirvana.
Straight from the get-go you get an awesome song. "This is a Call" starts the album and hooks you immediatly which all good albums should do. The lyrics make little to no sense but the music is so good you dont really care at all. It is then followed by another standout track "I'll Stick Around". Drums start the song upbeat and catchy then the song finds its groove and Grohl starts to sing what happens to be one of my favorite Foo Fighter tracks that proves Grohl has an amazing voice.
Grohl then softens it up a bit with "Big Me"-A soothing Melody over a simple fast beat with great lyrics and replay value. From there comes the next few tracks that sadly happen to be forgetable. Good yes but nothing standout. "Floaty" is the next track you might be able to remember, after a listen through, that starts with a nice acoustic intro. The rest of the song is semi-soft but once again falls short to the beggining of the album.
"Weenie Beenie" starts with some sort of a hardrock/metalish riff that just kinda pumbles you. If the random metal riff wasn't enough, you have the untamed vocals to listen too. Catchy yet belongs with the "Forgetable" Tracks. "Oh, George" then follows which is an average Foo Fighters track: Good but its the same old Foo Fighters rock we all know. "For All The Cows". The time says it all-the lyrics are kinda wierd but hey...music is catchy once again so who cares.
The album concludes with its last three tracks "X-Static" "Watershed" and "Exhausted". Begginings of all three tracks are similar but they all take thier own course in which consequently it is easy to forget which one is which. "X-Static" has hard guitars but calm singing, "Watershed" is your most Nirvana sounding song on the cd. It has the classic Grunge solo with simple chord progressions and vocals that can get stuck in your head. "Exhausted" is the last song which I did not really like. It leaves you unsettled. In my opinion a bad closing song.
A solid effort yet Foo Fighters start off average. I like to veiw this album as Dave Grohl's learning stage on how to lead a band and get the sound he wants to get out of it. The album is good but nothing compared to their later releases. Highlights were the strong opening of the album and great vocals. Dissapointments were the "forgetable tracks" which were one too many for me.