CD Review – Foo Fighters

CD Review – Foo Fighters

Wasting Light

Columbia Records

The straight-ahead rockin’ Foo Fighters are back! Gone are the contemplative softer songs like “Walking After You” and “Ballad of the Beaconfield Miners.” This is the way a rock record is supposed to sound. It has throat-shredding metal (“White Limo”). It has fantastic rock radio ready tracks (“Rope” and “Walk”). And it has a perfectly placed cameo where former Husker Du frontman Bob Mould echoes Grohl’s chorus on “Dear Rosemary.” Bottom line: From the opener “Bridge Burning” to the closer “Walk,” this is the first album where every song is not only solid, but great. It’s their best album since The Colour and the Shape. I’m not sure that I am ready to call this my favorite Foo album, but it is close. Really close. And the more I listen to it, the closer it gets. If you’re a Foo fan, you probably have this already. If you aren’t, then you are a fool. And fools should buy this album. You’re welcome.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

From the Archives