Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters CD £3.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV
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Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters CD £3.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV

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Found 9th Jun 2009Made hot 10th Jun 2009
Not seen this particular FF CD this cheap before; and it (IMO) is one of the best (if not the best) FF albums (or maybe I'm showing my age. LOL)

Dave Grohl's opening post-Nirvana salvo, FOO FIGHTERS seems merely ordinary only in the wake of the historic, sweetly abrasive sensations that his previous band was famous for. Full of both lilting summer-breeze melodies and search-and-destroy guitar blasts, it helps present the case that Grohl's punk-pop blueprint just might be as forward-minded as Kurt Cobain's was, if slightly less grungy and a bit more blue-collar.
Arriving at its destination by coupling pure '60's guitar-pop with the hyperkinetic pace of hardcore, FOO FIGHTERS takes most of its song-hooks for a joyous high-speed ride. Tracks such as the prankster-ish kiss-off, "This Is A Call", and the meditative-but-bitter "Good Grief" are perfect pop nuggets, with turbo-jet guitars propelling them. There are brief respites from such reckless rolling: the glammy verse-chorus-bridge of "Alone + Easy Target", the near-folky "For All The Cows", the sweetly Squeeze-like "Big Me". Yet, these are only refueling stops for Grohl (who recorded most of the album alone) before he turns the engines back on and blows through alterna-pop's speed limits.
Named after UFO-like apparitions that U.S. fighter pilots claimed to have seen during World War II, FOO FIGHTERS chooses to ignore Grohl's tumultous real-life connections (there are few, if any, kiss-and-tell lyrics) in favour of establishing a separate musical identity. It's as though the songwriter felt there was little of Planet Nirvana worth rehashing, and decided to find a new (if similar) musical satellite to call his own.

This Is a Call
I'll Stick Around
Big Me
Alone + Easy Target
Good Grief
Floaty
Weenie Beenie
Oh, George
For All the Cows
X-Static
Wattershed

8 Comments

was playing this today, my fave foos album

def one of their best but then all are pretty good

way better than the last few albums

being a big nirvana fan bought it first day it came out

great album, worth noting it's in the 3 for £10 selection along with 3 other foo albums.

Banned

The best foo's album, done entirely by Grohl despite the sleeve saying otherwise

no you right it's their best in mine op too

derektrotter;5449087

being a big nirvana fan bought it first day it came out



Ditto

Great album, great price.
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