There Is Nothing Left To Lose
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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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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.Read more ›
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.
the foo's third outing , there is nothing left to lose has way too much sweetness in sound. there is not enough raw edges. the opener (called stacked actors) sounds like something from hell with that great groove that kicks off the album. (it also sounds like something kurdt cobain migh thave used via in utero)
but there are few songs like it. the album is far too overproduced and ends up being such a disappointment for me but that does not mean it is a bad album. songs like next year and M.I.A really hit a nerve with me. they are so beautiful and dave has one of the best voices in rock, if you ask me. for me i prefer the anger and emotion and utter rawness(both in music and lyrics) of the colour and the shape. the raw emotion that bleeds through is so wondeful and that, to me, is what is missing on this album. there has to be a blend of sweet and sour and this album has too much of the former and not enough of the latter.
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All good! Met expectations as advertised such as disk quality and delivered within the time promised. Price was much than commercial store costsPublished on Aug. 19 2013 by S. McDonald
Foo Fighters are a very dynamic band in '90s rock, it had a different lineup for their first three albums. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by DiskSpinner
Great tunes! Foo Fighters can produce radio-friendly songs like "Learn to Fly" that aren't garbage, and nothing wrong with that, says I. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
The third Foo Fighters album is a well produced product that isn`t bad enough to be repulsive neither too interesting or solid to be considered good. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by gonn1000
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,... Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by Ken
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 morePublished on Jan. 12 2004 by Cappy Titstein
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. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2004 by discarnate