Foo Fighters
Wasting Light


4.5
superb

Review

by ConsiderPhlebas USER (34 Reviews)
April 4th, 2011 | 41 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Contemporary rock music at its very finest

The Foo Fighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesat left in them. Well, for album number seven, they come bounding out of the gate sounding as vital as any band still in the early days of their career. Wasting Light isn’t just a return to form, it’s a rejuvenation. With a rich analogue production courtesy of Butch Vig, Dave Grohl and his merry dudes blend hard rock with pop sensibilities in a way that few could ever hope to match.
ighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivati throughout ties it all together nicely. There’s a good chance that ‘Everlong’ will always be their best song, but Wasting Light is easily the most consistent Foo Fighters’ album to date. Here’s hoping they keep it up, because contemporary rock music just got an injection of fun that’s impossible to resist.



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ConsiderPhlebas
April 4th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Bad timing

Knott-
Emeritus
April 4th 2011


10198 Comments


actually still reeling at how good this is

ConsiderPhlebas
April 4th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, I was pretty damn surprised

Counterfeit
April 4th 2011


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

honestly shocked you like this, phleb.

BigHans
April 4th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review, cant believe how good this is. Right now its their thrid best after Colour and the Shape and Self Titled

ConsiderPhlebas
April 4th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I dig me some rock, Feit. Especially when it's this good.



I'd put this just ahead of their s/t, and just behind TCATS, man. Welcome return, though.

BigHans
April 4th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah its more consistent than S/T but that has Good Grief, Big Me, I'll Stick Around, and This is a Call, all fucking awesome songs from my childhood. Especially Good Grief, song fucking rules hard.

Counterfeit
April 4th 2011


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hey man espg is pr good

ConsiderPhlebas
April 4th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah I love those songs, Hans. Need to spin some old Foos actually. Dear Rosemary is my favourite off this I think. Totally the soundtrack to my upcoming summer.

Knott-
Emeritus
April 4th 2011


10198 Comments


ffs Arlandria is ridiculous

ConsiderPhlebas
April 4th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You are not me... Arlandriaaaaa

Counterfeit
April 4th 2011


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah, the pretender is easily the best on the album. but ive always enjoyed the Foo's softer side, so that's probably why i like it so much.

Kris.
April 4th 2011


12356 Comments


are you gay feit


btw this totally rules idk how

Maniac!
April 4th 2011


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Oh this band....

ConsiderPhlebas
April 4th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You better love this, Maniac!

Maniac!
April 4th 2011


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I didn't like Color and the shape much

Counterfeit
April 4th 2011


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Kris. Just. Kris. There's a bomb in your building.

ConsiderPhlebas
April 4th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I didn't like Color and the shape much




TIME FOR THAT RISHLOO REVIEW. 1



WatchItExplode
April 4th 2011


3273 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think people may be overrating this just because its not completely lacking balls like their last three or so albums. There is some aggro riffage here, but the lyrics and melodies are as inane as ever.

Digging: Giant Squid - Minoans

porch
April 4th 2011


8459 Comments


yea i'd be surprised if this is actually that good

will prob check out the track with bob mould though



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