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'In Your Honor' opens with a blistering tour de force title track that matches and possibly exceeds the ferocity of any of the heaviest tracks Foo Fighters have ever recorded, from the Best Hard Rock Grammyr-winning 'All My Life' to perennial favorites like 'Monkey Wrench'. This first of two discs more than lives up to Grohl's mission statement of being "the most asskicking thing we've ever done," yielding one flawless FF barnstormer after another. The first single 'Best Of You' is possibly the heaviest and most melodic thing the band has ever done period,while 'DOA', 'Resolve' and 'No Way Back' do their level best to up the energy level exponentially. 'In Your Honor's second disc showcases the sensitive side that made sleeper hits out of the acoustic versions of 'Everlong' and 'Times Like These'. Though not an 'acoustic' or 'unplugged' record per se, it explores the gentler side of the Foo Fighters musical beast, with strains of sunny California freedom rock running through 'What If I Do' and 'Miracle'. There's even a touch of bossa nova on "Virginia Moon," while elsewhere on the second disc John Paul Jones lends a hand. RCA. 2005.
Its likely that a decade after its debut record this band now has fans who might ask, "You mean Dave Grohl was in a band before the Foo Fighters?" But they, or any Foo followers who pine for the increasingly refined vocals and polished pop-punk uniformity of the first four albums, will swallow this one whole--or at least half. For as much as vocalist/bandleader Grohl and Co. mix a similar concoction on the 20-song double CD, they manage to agitate the formula ever so slightly. Disc one follows the Foos classic sonic blueprint: lip-smacking melodies and enigmatic lyrics, double-barrel guitars and drums that attack. But songs take a gentle turn on the second CD, showcasing Grohls underrated vocals amidst a high-energy ensemble of acoustic guitars, piano and mandolin (by studio guest John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin). Singing, not shouting, Grohl flips potential teen-rock anthems like "Miracle" and "Cold Day in the Sun" (with drummer Taylor Hawkins handling lead vocals) into impending adult-oriented radio staples and, 11 years after Nirvana, the Foo Fighters may finally have their triumph. --Scott Holter
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Foo Fighters definatly have guts for doing something this different, because "different" usually means something risky that the fans aren't used to. However, Foo Fighters make it fit.
At first, Disc 1 is a little hard to swallow. It seems too consistant, but the more I played the it, the more it grew on me and the more I liked it. The title track starts the album off with a bang and it just keeps going. My other favourites off of Disc 1 were "No Way Back", "DOA" (awesome tune), and "The Deepest Blues are Black".
The acoustic CD got me right off the bat. The first song "Still" starts off Disc 2 with a really cool feeling. My other favourites were "Another Round", "Cold Day in the Sun" (which I have a feeling will be an instant radio favourite, please don't over play it you fools!), and "Virginia Moon" (bizarrely interesting, it's definitely a departure from anything we'd expect, but since when do we know what to expect from the Foo?).
By now, I love this album and I recommend it for all Foo fanatics and even the casual fans. The Foo will pick up some more fans along the way because a lot of non-fans will love the acoustic disc.
The acoustic disc brings you back to earth with easy going rock with special guests including Norah Jones. Taylor finally comes out from behind the drums and performs on "A cold day in the sun" with Dave singing backup.
This album is definately worth buying especially with the bonus DVD about making the records.
#1 Foo Fan
"In Your Honor" -Awesome song and great start to the CD! 5/5
"No Way Back" -Nice tune, especially good drumming in this one. 4/5
"Best Of You" -Great song, sounds just like them! 5/5
"DOA" -Amazing song! Great lyrics! 5/5
"Hell" -Good song, sounds a little strained though... 3.5/5
"The Last Song" -Opening sounds a lot like "Wind Up" Great! 5/5
"Free Me" -Really cool harmonizing guitar! 4.5/5
"Resolve" -Most laid-back track on the first disk, but cool. 4/5
"The Deepest Blues Are Black" -Great, Driving Song! 5/5
"End Over End" Sweet finish to the first disk! 5/5
"Still" -Really cool low chords in this one! 4.5/5
"What If I Do?" -Cool, but I dont like the steel string...4/5
"Miracle" -Awesome piano (JPJ!) 5/5
"Another Round" -Interesting rhythm, sketchy lyrics! 4/5
"Friend Of A Friend" -Its about Kurt Cobain! (duh) Wicked! 5/5
"Over and Out" Very melancholy tune, sounds "stairway to Heaven" influenced! 5/5
"On The Mend" Cool bowed double bass in this track 4.5/5
"Virginia Moon" Very surprising contribution by Norah Jones! 5/5
"Cold Day In The Sun" Reminds me of "Marigold" where Grohl sang lead for Nirvana, good job by Taylor! 5/5
"Razor" Strange song, but wicked guitar by Josh Homme and Dave Grohl! 5/5
So there you have it. I love the new CD and for anyone who IS wondering which Foo Fighters album to buy, this could be a definite good start to your collection!
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