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The Colour and the Shape

4.6 out of 5 stars 257 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Sept. 23 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B0000CAXIC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 257 customer reviews
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1. Doll
2. Monkey Wrench
3. Hey, Johnny Park!
4. My Poor Brain
5. Wind Up
6. Up in Arms
7. My Hero
8. See You
9. Enough Space
10. February Stars
11. Everlong
12. Walking After You
13. New Way Home

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A major criticism of the Foo Fighters' self-titled debut was its supposed lack of, you know, passion among the well-crafted songs and well-crafted rock. This time out, if it's wreckage you want, it's wreckage you get. The Colour & the Shape grows deeper the more it's played, with the band's ripping power more than matched by Dave Grohl's fascinating examinations of pain and divorce. There's even a convincing long slow ballad, "November Stars," whose intensity should win over doubters. If that doesn't work, then the screaming "My Hero" will. --Rickey Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Audio CD
"The Colour and the Shape" is the best Foo Fighters album, and that's saying a lot as they're all pretty good.
What sets it apart and above the rest is the depth of the album. For instance, while "There is Nothing Left to Lose" begins with three great songs it sort of tapers off as the album progresses. Not so with "The Colour and the Shape."
Songs like "Monkey Wrench", "My Hero", "Everlong", and "Walking After You" are well-known (and maybe slighly overplayed when it comes to the first two) but all 13 songs are quality listens. Moreover, the album grows on you with each spin -- I remember liking some songs but not others at first but now really like the whole thing. I really doubt this is an album you would grow tired of or only hear a lot at first and then let collect dust.
I think the Foo Fighters are one of the coolest bands around and this represents the coolest of their work. Each song is pretty good; the guitar on this album is rugged and hard-charging without ever devolving into headache-inducing noise.
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"Colour and the Shape" is plain and simply one of the best albums I have ever heard. Dave Grohl's musical genius should never be discounted, and his talents far surpass almost anyone in the business today - simply put, he is a living legend. CATS is simply awesome, from the mellow opener 'Doll' to the sonic assault that is 'Monkeywrench'. Sonic assault is the perfect word to describe this album. The setup is interesting, as it goes from a series of short songs, that lead up to big ones. 'Up In Arms' is one of the small songs (great one at that) but its message and length is perfect as the drum intro to 'My Hero' begins. The last 4 tracks are an absolute treat and 'Everlong', 'Walking After You', and 'New Way Home' is about a strong a 1-2-3 punch to finish of an album as I have ever seen, rivaled by none other. "Colour and the Shape" is an absolutely essential album. Many years from now, the ripples left behind by Dave Grohl will be alongside names such as Dylan, Lennon, and Morrison, as the true legends of rock music. Very highly recommended.
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By A Customer on Feb. 22 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is the greatest album i've ever listened to, Dave has plenty of talent to go around from the fast paced monkey Wrench to the slow walking after you.
1. Doll- About a 1:30 slow song with daves great voice 5/5
2. Monkey Wrench - Fasted paced in-your-face song. One of the best songs on the album 5/5
3. Hey, Johnny Park - A CLASSIC 5/5
4. My Poor Brain - If it sounds screwed up in the begining the cd is fine. Another great song. 5/5
5. Wind up - I really didn't get the song but it's cool, gets old after a while. 4/5
6. Up in arms - I really didn't care for this song 3/5
7. My Hero - This song is The BEST SONG ON THE ALBUM. It's hard not to think about Kurt & no matter how many times u listen to the song it seems like ur listening to it for the first time. 10/5
8. See You - I didn't car for this song too much either.... 3/5
9. Enough Space - this song gets old really fast 3/5
10. Febuary Stars - This is one of their slower songs on thier album but it's ok
11. Everlong - This is slso one of their greater songs on the album. it's more of a summer song(also a good song to put on while on a date!). 9/5
12. Walking After You - Also another great song to put on during a date 5/5
13. A New Way Home - it's in the same form as come back (on the the foo's new album one by one) 5/5
This is the Foo Fighters Best album next to nirvana albums i also recomend one by one the foo's new album
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Format: Audio CD
Probably the best album to ever be released by the Foo Fighters, "The Colour & The Shape" further solidified Dave Grohl stepping out of grunge's shadow and making peace with the ghost of Kurt Cobain. Just about all the songs here on this album are catchy and seem made for radio friendly, but underneath that surface is a demonically comical feel combined with a lot of emotion. On songs like the short opener "Doll", "February Stars", and the classic single "Everlong" you can hear the raw emotion in Grohl's voice, and that is something that no one can fake. "Monkey Wrench" is still a great song, no matter how much it got overplayed, although another session of "My Hero" may prove nerve wracking considering it can be heard just about anywhere. Other great songs like "Hey! Johnny Park", "My Poor Brain", "See You", and "Walking After You" (featured on the X-Files film soundtrack) are all great songs as well, and the band's tight musicianship rounds out this excellent package. All in all, "The Colour & The Shape" is in my opinion the best Foo Fighters album yet, and is undoubtadly one of the finest albums of the 90's.
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This has got to be the most kicka** sounding album ever. For a long time I thought this album was tremendous but would never be able to classify this as great an album as I am. This album was made in one of the last years where bands didn't overproduce and overpolish their albums like they do so often today. Unless this kind of raw unpolished kicka** production is brought back to music which it so badly needs to be, I don't think any album will ever be able to sound as good as this just for that fact alone. Don't get me wrong there are still a few bands out there who have close to top notch production(i.e. Coldplay, and Silverchair) which is one of the better most underrated band of today, but this kind of quality of production is quickly fading into extinction. That's exactly what's wrong with so much of the music today. Lots of it sounds good, but extremely little of it has the sweet feel to it as music from the 1990's did. 1997 was one of the best years in the music industry and the last to be even close to that good. As soon as 2000 hit, right away bands started to polish up the albums like never before, which I think they do because it makes it sound like there's no room for error but in actuality it makes it sound worse because it makes you wonder how much talent they really have if they have to use all these gadgets. Now I don't really have a problem with bands using programs and devices but it is just way overused these days. Anyways, this cd has got it all. It has got a couple of classics(My Hero, and Everlong) which are semi heavy songs, it has some hard rocking tunes(Hey Johnny Park, and My Poor Brain) and softer awesome songs(February Stars, and Up In Arms). I wish music like this would come back so bad, but I am not sure if it ever will, as a matter of fact I highly doubt it.Read more ›
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