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There Is Nothing [Import]

Foo Fighters Audio CD
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Riding the momentum of the hit single "Learn to Fly," which hit No. 1 on the modern-rock charts long before this album's release, the Foo Fighters' third record is unarguably its most refined and poppy. The ominous riff that the opens "Stacked Actors" (which sounds like something Kurt Cobain could have hacked out on Nirvana's gnarly In Utero) is pretty much a red herring. The 10 tunes that follow are a succession of hook-laden pop songs tarted up with guitarist-vocalist (and former Nirvana drummer) Dave Grohl's thick guitars and increasingly sugar-sweet vocals. Nearly every cut on There Is Nothing Left to Lose has the potential of following "Learn to Fly" up the charts. The production is big and friendly and songs like "Generator," "Aurora," and "Headwires" just melt in your mouth. And even though the Foo Fighters' latest is seductively sweet in sound, there are just enough rough edges and lyrical angst to keep things interesting. --Adem Tepedelen

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The Foo Fighters Most Successful Album to Date, Repackaged in a New Australian Only Cardboard Slip Case Including a Bonus Vcd with the Videos of the the Singles: 'learn to Fly', 'breakout', 'next Year' and 'generator'. The Exclusive New Cover Art Featu Res Australian Gold Medal Swimmer Michael Klim Showing off his Foo Fighters Tattoos.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Transaction! Aug. 19 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
All good! Met expectations as advertised such as disk quality and delivered within the time promised. Price was much than commercial store costs
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revisionism can be a very good thing... Sept. 7 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've long held this album is high, very high esteem (ever since I bought it as a $13.99 impulse purchase when it first came out)... but now with the impending release of "Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace" and the return of a radio track that catches my ear on the first try (leadoff single "The Pretender"), I was compelled to return to musing on why "There is Nothing Left to Lose" immediately hit me, and then retained its charm over the years.

This is the point of view of a guy who's listened to little other Foo Fighters (apart from the singles and the "One By One" album, which did not captivate me as much as TiNLtL or Grohl's absolutely excellent drumming on Queens of the Stone Age's "Songs for the Deaf"). The reason for my limited knowledge of the rest of FF's canon is simple: most FF singles did not hit me the way the songs on TiNLtL did. "Big Me" and "This is a Call" didn't register highly on my radar, and "Alone and Easy Target" struck me as a catchy _Nirvana_ song... So how did this album measure up on first listen?

After basically skipping over "Stacked Actors" the first time I listened to the album, I gave "Breakout" more of a chance due to its lighter, vocal-and-clean-electric intro.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Live in Skin, Aurora...Really good stuff March 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
While I am a very big fan of the Foo Fighters, I will not be a homer to this bands every song. Sure, "Learn to Fly" got overplayed and old quickly, but there are some very "catchy" songs on this compilation. "Stacked Actors" grabs you quickly and doesn't really ever let go. Aurora has a nice spacey sound (Best song that they do live-lights, mood, whatever, if they don't play this song live...boo), and "Live in Skin" is one of those songs that you hear and at the beginning you go "is this just a filler song or something?" it turns out to be one of the better compositions that they have done. Real mellow songs like "Ain't it the Life" and "Next Year" were songs that I initially loved but they have worn on me to the point that I don't feel bad skipping them. If you like a rock c.d. that doesn't sound like AC-DC or Nickleback, these guys and this c.d. is for you...otherwise, just listen to your area rock station and get sick of the stuff that you get to hear time and time again...these guys aren't as big as Mt. Everest, so they still have that "small time" niche to them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff from Dave and the guys Jan. 16 2004
By Ken
Format:Audio CD
I thought that this was the most "accessible" of all the Foo Fighters' albums. The music runs from being hard and heavy (Stacked Actors, Breakout) to mellow and lulling (Aurora, Next Year). The fact that i like both heavy and light music makes this cd easy to listen to, even though there is such a variety.
And, even though it is very good, I thought that some of the last songs were filler and to light for my liking. Good work on the ECD part of the disc; I thought that was a nice gift for fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars mature, excellent music Jan. 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
Sadly, this was my first taste of the Foo Fighters. One morning, while waiting to go to school, I caught "Learning to Fly" on tv, and was in awe by the song. I almost completely missed the comedy-filled video; I was so entranced by Dave's amazing vocals and guitar. At this time, I had no knowledge of Nirvana, so I didn't even know how musically talented he really was (knowing vocals, drums and guitar).
I bought this album soon afterward, and it has become one of the mainstays in my musical collection ever since, even years later. The atmosphere of the album is what makes it so breathtaking, and ironically, I listen to it most on long late-night flights, where it mellows me out and puts me to sleep. It is relaxing and mature, and superb. This is what defined Dave Grohl to me, and what a perfect record to do it with.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid, worth owning Dec 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
There Is Nothing Left To Lose shows a predictable turn by Dave Grohl and the Foos from poppy but still raw-ish melodic rock of the previous album, The Colour And The Shape, to more melodic and less raw radio rock. Riding the hit single "Learn To Fly," this album continued the mainstream success that "Everlong" and "Monkey Wrench" had brought the band.
That said, even though most of the music here is about as radio-friendly as you can get ("Next Year" was used as the theme song for the NBC chick comedy-drama "Ed," for crying out loud), Grohl delivers most of it with the kind of energy and sincerity that you don't often hear in this type of music.
"Stacked Actors" actually starts the album on a fairly raw note, with a heavily-distorted riff giving way to swirling, ethereal guitars behind lounge-sung lyrics. This, "Breakout," and "Learn To Fly" form a solid beginning to the album that declines in quality somewhat with "Gimme Stitches" and "Generator"--two songs that, though not bad per se, don't really hold the listener's attention, vocal distortions aside. "Aurora" is really the masterpiece of the album. A slower tune, with interesting instrumentation, and one of Grohl's better vocal performances to some of what I think are the best Foo lyrics ever ("I just kind of died for you, you just kind of stared at me.")
Throw in some more ballads and an energetic closer ("M.I.A.") and you've got a solid album that never pretends to be anything else.
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Published on June 3 2004 by DiskSpinner
4.0 out of 5 stars radio-friendly but doesn't stink
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2.0 out of 5 stars Listenable Rock FM
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Published on Jan. 24 2004 by gonn1000
1.0 out of 5 stars Generic garbage
I just cannot understand the appeal of this very average, unoriginal band. The only appeal I see is its link to Kurt Cobain, whose genius fans remain fascinated by. Read more
Published on Jan. 12 2004 by Cappy Titstein
2.0 out of 5 stars SAFE BORING POP
Just broke this CD out again as I was bored with all my current music and wanted to take a chance- as I remembered this is the Foo's worst effort- very poor follow-up to the... Read more
Published on Dec 10 2003 by Chris Paladino
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Album to end the Millennium
This Album is different and not as good as "The Colour And The Shape" because it's more slow and acoustic but it's still an awesome CD and the most mellow Foo Fighters... Read more
Published on Nov. 28 2003 by Johnny
3.0 out of 5 stars middle of the road record
i agree that this is not a bad album but it is far from good as well. (i also agree that i dont think Dave and co. Read more
Published on Sept. 29 2003 by Daniel J. Hagerman
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