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Old School Mixed With new School
Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
Member Name: bhayanid
Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
Advantages: Some decent tracks
Disadvantages: Not as good as their old stuff
The majority of the albums I review are generally R&B and Hip-hop but I do like all sorts of music and Foo Fighters is one of my favourite bands. Wasting Light is the seventh album they have released and topped the charts in eleven different countries including the UK and the US. It has sold over a million copies so far in the UK and US combined and has received positive praise from critics. As usual I will review my favourite tracks from the album.
This was the first track I heard from the album and it made me realise why I loved Foo Fighters so much. The guitar riffs are excellent and for me here it is all about the drumming. It really pushes the track along and of course Dave Grohl sings excellently but it isn't a track about vocals but just shows of how well they can play as a band. The chorus is great and classic Foo Fighters that you would expect on one of their earlier albums. They did say before producing this album that they wanted to evolve their old style with more recent albums and this is a great example.
This is possibly my favourite track on the album. Initially it starts with just the guitar and Dave singing before the drums blast the track in to life. This is an awesome track that many people can relate to about how the girl kept saying she wanted more and more and he kept giving more then it still wasn't enough so he realised she wasn't the one. I love the guitar in this track although it is a simple rhythm but there is a great change in tempo between the verse and the chorus which also suits the lyrics as they are much stronger in the chorus.
A Matter of Time
This is old school Foo Fighters right here and one of their classics. You get the nostalgic feeling that you get from their earlier tracks like Everlong and that is definitely what they were aiming for. The guitar has an excellent melody and there is a pre section to the chorus where Dave sings before he goes all out singing it's a matter of time. It does seem a lot of these tracks are about how he doesn't like a girl anymore or realised she isn't the right one. The drumming is also excellent and it is just an excellent track.
One of the only softer tracks on the album and primarily just Dave singing along with the guitar for the first half. It is a sweet track about how he is learning to love again and relates this to learning to walk. A lot of people will feel this track and I am sure it is a lot of people's favourite track from the album. The track builds up through past the first chorus when the drumming comes in and it takes the track on to another level. The verses are really well made but it is all about the chorus when he really unleashes. The more the track goes on the more louder his voice gets which is a good thing in this case. You really feel his emotion as the track continues to build and build.
Overall I thought this was a very good album and I can see why it sold well with the massive fan base that Foo Fighters has. I don't even listen to a lot of rock anymore but I can be sure to buy their album simply as I a part of the fan base. Although I did think it was a good album it wasn't as good as some of their classics and that is the heights that I always must compare Foo Fighters to and hence I will give this a three star rating.
Summary: The Fans Will Enjoy This