Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
I’m not going to go on about how much I love Foo, and all of that. The album had me at the first 2:00 – it was literally all over right then and there. Not all of the 11 songs do it for me – such as the ‘bleh’ “These Days” and “Back and Forth”. But the highs are very high. “Rope”, the lead single, is a winner. The aforementioned first track, “Bridge Burning”, is one of the best songs they’ve ever made. I think what I like most is the warmth of the record. I’m guessing the much talked about analog process (and Butch Vig) made a difference. There is a worn-in sound, which doesn’t always help because some of the tracks felt like “we’ve done this before…back in 1998.”
Grade: B+. It’s not the killer album that people were claiming. But it’s still pretty awesome, and the really good songs are REALLY good.
Live version (@ The Roxy back in Feb.):