Album Review: Foo Fighters, "Wasting Light"

It's been a while since we've heard something from the Foo Fighters that shook us from head to toe, but with this their 7th studio opus, it's a case of prime time rock n' roll. Produced by Butch Vig (and featuring contributions from former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Husker Du man Bob Mould) the band recorded from the comfort of Dave Grohl's garage using only analog equipment before the process of post-mastering took place. 

From the euphoric drive of Rope, the infinite metallic distortion of White Limo, the grooving, sing-a-long, anthemic rock of Back And Forth, to the rootsy roll of Walk, this is an arena sounding album. Outside that 'big' box, the rousing I Should Have Known and the gorgeous Arlandria are among the best songs Mr. Grohl has written to date. Atmospheric turmoil at its very best… This is Wasting Light!

Dan Para
Rock iKon
11th April, 2011

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  1. Foo Fighters always had a lot to prove. Despite David Grohl's intent to break ties from the shadow of Nirvana, lyrics and song structure for the (newly) quintet were never rocket science, oriented more for the masses than for the exploring connoisseur. That's why after the departure The Colour and the Shape meant, the stagnancy of four subsequent records made the disappointment even more deafening. The same trite of loud/quiet combination and chord progression twisted to all the possible forms called for a rapid change.