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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
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1. This Is a Call
2. I'll Stick Around
3. Big Me
4. Alone + Easy Target
5. Good Grief
6. Floaty
7. Weenie Beenie
8. Oh, George
9. For All the Cows
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11. Wattershed
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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

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By Nflder
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
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, at least on my system. I also have The Colour and the Shape and Wasting Light on vinyl and they are also stellar pressings. The only problem I have is that they never made it a 180gm release. It would have been icing on the cake to have a nice heavy pressing of this classic, same goes for Colour/Shape. I would highly recommend this album to any fan of hard rock /alternative music, I can't imagine that there are too many people who have not heard some portion of this album at some point in it's existence. Even if you do not listen to vinyl pick this up on some format or other, it is a great album to rock out to. Check it out!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm not gonna write some review full of bull... Aug. 27 2005
By Kat
Format:Audio CD
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..." Blah blah blah...It's not true! Dave says the songs are about nothing. NOTHING! He says he just put nonsense that rhymed or fit the melody, and though people try to analyze it, it doesn't mean anything. Don't let someone tell you what the songs are about, and don't try to analyze them yourself. To each his own, if it speaks to you...it is what it is. They're cool, I mean, they're good songs, but they mean NOTHING to the person who wrote them. Remember this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad debut July 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
While not as refined as subsequent efforts, the Foo Fighters' self-titled debut is a solid effort punctuated by the first three songs on the album.
The album breaks out of the gates with a lot of energy and gusto: "This is a Call" and "I'll Stick Around" are catchy tunes.
"Big Me" is a quick pit stop while on the pounding tracks freeway, but certainly still fits the album.
Starting with "Alone+Easy Target" the remaining songs are all good but less memorable and perhaps just a tiny bit rough around the edges.
The Foo Fighters are one of my favorite bands; this is probably my least favorite album by them, but only because the others are even better, not because this one is no good. This album gets lots of praise (well deserved) and some detraction, too (mostly Nirvana copycat or Nirvana capitalizers stuff) -- I tend to think that each side has some valid points, in fact. Whatever side you subscribe to, though, I think it'd be to your benefit to give both the band and their debut effort a try...I have little doubt that you'll be glad you did.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little raw, but shows promise June 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
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. A driving rhythm section propels most of the songs, and while this makes them catch your attention, the vocals are buried.. The softer songs like "Big Me," make an effort to break through the constant pounding, but come off as a bit of an afterthought. Later works show more sophistication, but you will definitely see the seeds for that success planted here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic rock May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
This cd is very good. Dave Grohl is a genius, and absolutely shows it here. It is extremely melodic and meaningful. My favorite songs are "I'll stick around" and "Big Me". Check it out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Grohl+Foo Fighters = Great Rock Music Feb. 12 2004
By Brian
Format:Audio CD
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 instruments on this album. When it comes to that, it is the greatest rock cd ever to be made by one person playing all the instruments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Silly, Raw, Fast, What else do you need? Feb. 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
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 for it. Just pure energy and rawness. Dave Grohl played most of the instruments on here because there really wasn't a band yet. Thats why this cd is so good because Dave is a great Musician. If you like your musick, raw, fast, with lots of energy definitley check this out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent debut Jan. 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
I picked up this album on tape in 1995, being a huge Nirvana fan obviously, I expected big things from it. I lost it in 1996 and finally got it on cd in 2003, so its great to have such an awesome album again.
1. This Is a Call: Good opener, with an array of multiple riffs and good singing. A single, as well.
Rating: A-
2. I'll Stick Around: Another single, and the best song on the album in my opinion. Starting with the awesome intro riff, and then the more relaxed verse. Everything about this song is awesome.
Rating: A+
3. Big Me: Yet again a single, and a great video too. While the song isn't exactly the best album, it's still a good song, and shouldn't be skipped very often.
Rating: B
4. Alone+Easy Target: Another good song, with a relaxed verse, and then a fiery and strong chorus which is the highlight of the song. Not to skipped.
Rating: A
5. Good Grief: The lead guitar in this song is great, with the more depressing mood all throughout the track. Another great rock song.
Rating: A-
6. Floaty: An absolutely brilliant intro really marks this song for me. A great song, with some good riffs and good singing by Dave.
Rating: A-
7. Weenie Beenie: This could have been a killer song in my opinion had Dave sung normally instead that screaming effect, especially with the great guitar riffs all throughout the song.
Rating: B+
8. Oh, George: A slower song, this is where the album starts to go into a somewhat decline, but not much. Not exactly my favorite on the album.
Rating: B
9. For All the cows: A much different song from anything else on the album, but it is a great song. The thunderous chorus is definitely a highlight of this album.
Rating: A-
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