Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters


3.0
good

Review

by Ruthlessgrunge USER (3 Reviews)
April 6th, 2007 | 7 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

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.


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    exhausted is better...

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    Nirvana in a candy shop....

    Davey Boy STAFF (3)
    Surprising one-man debut combines punk, rock & melodic pop interestingly. Raw, impressive ...

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Stalusk
April 6th 2007


90 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is a magnificent album, I will never tire of it. A fantastic raw sound, straight up punk energy and cool abstract lyrics. The last three songs IMO are quite different from one another. Still awe inspiring after all these years.

Oddsen
April 6th 2007


1127 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fine review but your need to give some solid reasons as to why this album is average. Also, you should try to describe the overall sound rather than just an acoustic intro here and a cool guitar part there. You know

I think this album is pretty cool. Proably not a 4 like a gave it, but close

Two-Headed Boy
April 6th 2007


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I really don't like this album anymore. Maybe after five years of listening it gets tiring.

Ruthlessgrunge
April 6th 2007


460 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah well i used to have it at a 4 but then I listened to it a while ago and realized i didnt like it as much. I do like how it is a more raw, punk energy like stalusk said... i was strugglin giving it a 3 or a 3.5

Ephex
April 6th 2007


730 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This Is A Call, I'll Stick Around and Big Me are all great pop songs. Unfortunately the rest of the album is only average to me.

Good review, just expand a bit more in future. *votes*

BlindGuy1012
April 7th 2007


252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good work on the review. I can definitely see improvement from your other ones, keep it up.

As for the album, I think I agree with pretty much everything you said. It starts big and then just trails off.

KILL
December 10th 2010


72077 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

good grief, x static and exhausted are so fucking good i forgot just how awesome this album is

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