Foo Fighters
Saint Cecilia


3.0
good

Review

by Benjamin Kuettel STAFF
November 29th, 2015 | 22 replies


Release Date: 11/23/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: “Savior breath, cause it’s mine.”

Foo Fighters have strived for more in the past five years than most bands do in their entire existences. Some projects have worked better than others, and the sudden release of Saint Cecilia wasn’t a surprising move in that regard. Foo Fighters pay tribute to shared band members in Eagles of Death Metal, and others who experienced the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, while stylistically continuing where Sonic Highways left off. The album’s bookends are triumphant anthems in typical Foo Fighters fashion, while “Sean” and “Savior Breath” are straight up punk rock funneled through the same sound, featuring fist pumping choruses and soloing alike. The moodier, contemplative “Iron Rooster” contains plenty of quotable lines such as “Have you ever been drunk enough to say what you wanted to say, without no words gettin’ in the way.” Along with the expression of mourning on the Paris attacks, Saint Cecilia is part of a statement from frontman Dave Grohl that the band will be heading on an indefinite hiatus, this penultimate song coming across as quite a nostalgic farewell statement.

If anything, the free EP is a great little surprise from an ambitious group known for delivering on the consistency if nothing else. As clichéd as it might sound, Saint Cecilia is a celebration of music and life, much like Sonic Highways, but perhaps on a more personal level given the context in which it was released. It really offers nothing you haven’t heard before from Grohl and co., but is a fun and meaningful listen nonetheless from a band known for trying more, if at least a little bit, than most others.



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TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
November 29th 2015


17965 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Stream here, a free download is also available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/11/27/ep-of-the-week-foo-fighters-saint-cecilia/76257530/

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Archelirion
November 29th 2015


5639 Comments


Succinct and informative, what more could you want ^.^ Great review, I heard this a couple of nights back and seem to recall it was as solid as you could expect from them.

deathschool
November 29th 2015


23040 Comments


Decent review. Average release. Pos

Supercoolguy64
November 29th 2015


8723 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dave is bro

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TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
November 29th 2015


17965 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Didn't have a ton to say, but thought it deserved a quick write-up at the least.



Dave is one of my favorite modern rock musicians, most of the bands he's been involved with are among the best music on the radio.

Tunaboy45
November 29th 2015


16698 Comments


Good review as always

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Sunnyvale
November 29th 2015


900 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is a bit better than I was expecting, nice. Still nothing ground-breaking, but very enjoyable.

Archael
November 29th 2015


1163 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

more like save your time and don't listen to this snoozefest

Titan
November 29th 2015


19170 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good release, free is always nice

danielcardoso
November 29th 2015


11770 Comments


Great review, but Foo Fighters usually bore me to death so I won't bother giving it a spin.

LotusFlower
November 29th 2015


12001 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Foo at their most boring.

Toondude10
November 29th 2015


13538 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good rev



neat little EP, though I like Sonic Highways more

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wtferrothorn
November 29th 2015


5798 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Savior Breath and The Neverending Sigh were dec enough, didn't really like the rest too much

Lord(e)Po)))ts
November 29th 2015


40267 Comments


y u wastin ur time lisetning to this ferro wheen u have so much homework to do like u could b checkin out dat good good

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wtferrothorn
November 29th 2015


5798 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Haven't really given this much time tho. Gave it a couple listens when it came out like a week ago and that's it.

deathofasalesman
November 29th 2015


6070 Comments


I listened to one track off this and couldn't believe a guy as old and as knowledgeable of decent taste as Dave Grohl made it. Such a snooze fest with no real emotion or creativity.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
November 29th 2015


40267 Comments


2 listens is too much for a 2.5 alb breh

deathofasalesman
November 29th 2015


6070 Comments


At the least the band can admit this isn't worth buying by making it free.

mifzal
November 30th 2015


3178 Comments


its better to BURRN OUUT then to fade away....

elcrawfodor
November 30th 2015


1264 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Savior Breath is so much fun, the rest is kinda bleh



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