Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace AUS-Import
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Having commemorated their tenth anniversary with a year-plus run commencing with In Your Honor (a double album the New York Times called an "unexpected magnum opus"), sold out rock arena shows and a toned down intimate theater trek, and a headlining gig at London's Hyde Park for a crowd of 85,000, the question looms larger than any in the Foo Fighters' career to date: What do they do for an encore?!? The answer comes in the form of "The Pretender," the first single from the band's sixth studio album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, out on Roswell/RCA. Produced by Gil Norton, who last worked with the band on 1997's double-platinum The Colour and The Shape (recently reissued in deluxe 10th anniversary form), Dave Grohl, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarist Chris Shiflett have crafted a 12-track milestone that showcases and reconciles the band's every strength and sensibility in the most complex and confident Foo Fighters album to date.
In 1997, Foo Fighters teamed with alt-rock production cornerstone Gil Norton to make their best album, The Colour and the Shape. Ten years later, they've regrouped with Norton for a disc that's more sophisticated and diverse, if a tad less rockin'. The curveballs include "Stranger Things Have Happened," a solo soul-searcher where leader Dave Grohl's accompanied by just his acoustic guitar and a ticking metronome, and "Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners," an acoustic guitar duet for Grohl and guest virtuoso Kaki King. Plus "Summers End" tickles the Foos' classic-rock fetish with a dead-on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young arrangement. There's still enough of the intense, snarling power-pop that's Foo Fighters' longtime forte. "The Pretender," "Erase/Replace," and "Long Road to Ruin" combine sheer thrust, zeal, and melody like no other group currently on the charts. Yet the finale, "Home," makes its clear that this is a changed band--or, at least, that Grohl's a changed man. With only his piano for company, Grohl's pleading voice reveals fragile layers of insecurity and loneliness as he sings "all I want is to be home." Seems this rock & roll road warrior's mellowed some, albeit without compromising Foo Fighters' vitality. --Ted Drozdowski
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I've listen to a couple of the Foo's older albums and they haven't grabbed my attention like this new album has. With past albums, I'd give it a spin and that was the end of it. Basically, I wasn't a fan.
Enter Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. WOW! Track after track this album proves to be not just a good Foo Fighters album, but a great album in itself! I was very surprised that the album was so good that it's one of the most played albums on my ipod.
Tracks to look out for: The Pretender, Summer's End, The Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners..JUST TO NAME A FEW.
From beginning to end I can honestly say that this cd is well worth purchase..and this review is coming from a guy who isn't that big a fan of the Foo Fighters previously released material. Is that a good thing? Who knows...but I certainly love this album!
Bringing it back to play on Vinyl is most enjoyable especially when you can play it mixed in with the other wonderful Foo tunes.
Their execution on soft acoustic songs to the brand of loud rock we've come to love from the Fighters is fantastic and makes for a wonderful listening experience time and again.
For the inexperienced Foo Fighter fan this album contains the fewest singles of any other album they've released to date but contains some of their best songs in my humble opinion.