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Wasting Light

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. This is not the case here with Grohl and co regularly turning up with extra ingredients and crafting them perfectly into bigger and better songs. The album name, taken from a lyric in "Miss the Misery", was chosen by Grohl because "it seemed to resonate with me: 'OK, that's what we're here doing'", as the band always "recorded each album thinking it could be our last" and tried to take the most of their tenure together—"we're only here for a short time, we're lucky to be alive, lucky to be a band; I don't take any of this for granted; I don't want to spend my time looking backwards, I want to look forwards". The big, loud, frenetic rock ‘n’ roll so loved by their fans is back, alongside bluesy ballads and memorable lyrics.

Grohl, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarists Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear cut this action the ancient punk-rock way, to analog tape in Grohl’s garage, and it shows in the razorback blur of the guitars and the hard-rubber slap of the drums. This album was well worth the wait and whilst it may be classed as a lo-fi production, it in no way sounds it and the harder direction the band went in suit's them to a tee.After the guitar and drum track, Mendel would play his basslines, [17] which were practiced enough for them to be recorded perfectly on the first take. Those songs here that hold tightly to Grohl's long perfected, quiet-LOUD formula and crescendos-- see: alt-rock lullabies "Arlandria" and "These Days", or the pop-punk door-to-ass closer "Walk"-- come closest to matching the energy of his best work. Critics described the album's overall sound as alternative rock, [32] hard rock, [33] and post-grunge. If you are an existing fan you won't be disappointing and if you a new to the band this is as good a place as any to start.

But as with some other Foo Fighters albums, the sense is that a number of the compositions featured here serve no greater purpose than making up numbers, and that a composition such as the ordinary Miss the Misery, to name just one, will not be played live and will never be heard from again.This is classic Foos quiet verse/loud chorus and screams 'next single' - not because it is commercial, but because it it just damn good. And while Wasting Light could have ended, to perfect brute effect, at track 10 (“I Should Have Known”), the Foos go out with a kick in the ass: “Walk,” a Cheap Trick-style uproar about taking one step at a time for as long as you can. Recording of the album began September 6, 2010, [5] lasting for eleven weeks, each one focusing on a particular song, [13] something Vig stated "was good because each song kinda had its own life".

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights. Adele Is iTunes' Top Seller in 2011, Foo Fighters' 'Wasting Light' Named Album of the Year by Apple Staff".Former Hüsker Dü frontman and fellow 80s punker Bob Mould guests semi-audibly on the Zeppelin-like crunch of "Dear Rosemary" and then of course, there's Novoselic's turn on "I Should Have Known", where the latter's bass sounds as round and bowling ball-heavy as it did on Nirvana's "Sliver".

It sounds excellent, the packaging is gorgeous and you get the feeling the band really cared about the presentation of this album.The band sought a heavier and rawer sound in contrast to the experimentation of their previous albums. They'd just played some shows at Wembley Stadium, and he told me, 'We've gotten so huge, what's left to do? There's a scene not long into Back and Forth, when Grohl remembers, "People really resented me for starting this band, for making music they thought 'sounded just like Nirvana. On the week of Wasting Light 's release, 6 different tracks from the album made the UK Top 40 Rock Chart. He warned the band that they would have to play well, as mistakes were not easily corrected without digital technology.



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