|1. This Is A Call|
|2. I'll Stick Around|
|3. Big Me|
|4. Alone + Easy Target|
|5. Good Grief|
|7. Weenie Beenie|
|8. Oh, George|
|9. For All The Cows|
Assuming former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl dreads the thought of forever being known as "the guy from Kurt Cobain's band," the last thing he'd want to hear is that the debut album from his new band Foo Fighters sounds much like one from the deceased duke of grunge. Unfortunately, Nirvana comparisons are not only inevitable, they're bound to consume the dialogue surrounding his quartet entirely. Perhaps it was unavoidable osmosis: Grohl, Foo Fighters' lead singer-guitarist, wrote most of these tunes during breaks from beat-keeping for his former band leader. It's natural that Cobain's knack for balancing hard and fast with musical and melodic would wear off on Grohl, as well as on bandmates Pat Smear (who also played with Nirvana), William Goldsmith, and Nate Mendel (both of Seattle's Sunny Day Real Estate). Grohl even unveils vocal cords that tread lightly on Cobain's gorgeous growl. Of course, many Nirvana-wannabees have tried to capture Cobain & Co.'s teen spirit, and all failed; that Foo Fighters succeed in creating a powerful heavy rock album that's neither noisy nor stale is a measured accomplishment in its own right. So bask in the familiar neo-garage punk (a.k.a. grunge) of "I'll Stick Around", "Oh, George", and "Good Grief", because we certainly won't hear anything from the style's originator in the near future. And, who knows, you might even be surprised by Grohl's own pop chops on the mellow Byrds-like folk rock "Big Me" and catchy rave-up "This Is a Call". The Foo Fighters prove that even if you can't go home again, it sure is comfortable hanging out next door. --Roni Sarig
I have to say, the quality of this pressing is amazing as far as I'm concerned. I have loved this album since it was released and it sounds better than ever, way better than on cd,... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2012 by Nflder
There are a lot of reviews that analyze the songs, and go "This one is about Nirvana, this one is about corruption, this one is about the industry... Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2005 by Kat
The debut effort of the Foo Fighters lacks the sophistication of later efforts, but you definitely get an idea that this band is going to work. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by J. Carroll
This cd is very good. Dave Grohl is a genius, and absolutely shows it here. It is extremely melodic and meaningful. Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by "dshouter"
This to me is the greatest Foo Fighters album ever. BUY NOW.
Heavy rockin', bad-a$$ cd. From the most talented man in rock music today, Dave Grohl, who played ALL of the... Read more
In my opinion this is the Foo's best cd. Just pure raw energy and agression. Some of the lyrics are a little silly or have little or no meaning, but the musick more than makes up... Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2004 by Jaciel Torres