Not just another Foo Fighters album
I’ve always been sort of on the sidelines with Foo Fighters. This is the first album that I actually liked enough to purchase. The songs have a much more creative and adventurous musicality than previous offerings. The cleanly polished sounds may lack some of the raw passion of earlier recordings. But they still shine.
I hear the influences of some really great bands in this record. They range from pop artists like David Bowie, the Beatles and Beck, to Prog rock like Rush, and 80s alternative sounds like Tears For Fears and Talking Heads to name a few. I guess Dave grew up listening to the same music as me after all.
Dave....bro....do you, in your heart, truly stand behind this???
Tried and Failed
I have tried three times to get through the album and it's like chewing sand...you can do it, but it's not very pleasant. Waiting on a war has so many repeating lines that it makes me skip the song entirely. I agree with some reviewers say that it doesn't have much soul. I love Dave, but this just falls flat and is disappointing overall.
What is Everyone Complaining about?
This is excellent new stuff. Why do people want to stay in the past. Every musical group transitions to test themselves. This is an excellent new album. Quit whining.
I have lived for the Foo for the better part of my life. To say this album is a disappointment is an understatement. I wish they would have spent more time focusing on the music and less time focusing on pushing their political agenda. They have turned out a disappointing album and lost some of their fan base because they chose Hollywood over the people who have been by their sides from the beginning. Sad.
Unbelievable. Garage. Hard pass.
By Kyles ipad12345678901
He’s waiting on a war? We’ve been at war for 20 plus years. Non stop. Done with this band. Seriously guys, what’s wrong with you.
Different but fun! They are getting flac for a new sound but I actually really enjoyed this album!
It really grows on you
The Foos really try to break away from the safe-bet style with this album. Songs like Waiting on a War and Love Dies Young are instant classics, but others like Medicine at Midnight really creep up and I find myself randomly getting them stuck in my head. Not my favorite album, but it's sneaky good.
Chasing Birds or Emo national anthem
A flight of fancy as if the Beatles had a near death experience in the 70s and wrote a song about it. I like it.
Not bad but get back with Butch Vig and make a rock record.
At first I wasn’t sure what to think about this album because I sure did not like Shame Shame but it’s a good Pop album. There are some great songs on here but I don’t know if it is the running order of songs or what but it just doesn’t flow like a Foo Fighters album usually does.
Not my usual cup of tea but I do like Making A Fire; Dave’s daughter does a great job on the backing vocal. Cloudspotter is a great song that reminds me of The Power Station or early Duran Duran. The standout track is Love Dies Young, great hook that will be some stuck in your head all day; I expect this song to be huge if released as a single. Overall, it’s a good album but I’d like another Wasting Light and lose the keyboard player as a full fledged member. I understand some songs need keys but that dude just looks outta place on the rockers. 🥶