SRSLY: Wasting Light

In case you haven’t heard or for some insane reason you don’t care for them (HOW?), Foo Fighter’s new album Wasting Light came out yesterday.

The most epic thing about this album is that it was recorded entirely on an analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home.   I know, right?  Also, Pat Smear is back on lead guitar officially for the first time since The Colour and the Shape. Butch Vig also produced the album, the guy who was behind Nevermind by Nirvana. Pretty all-star cast overall, no wonder it’s so fucking awesome.

I’ve gone ahead and highlighted my favorites.

  • 1. Bridge Burning
  • 2. Rope
  • 3. Dear Rosemary
  • 4. White Limo
  • 5. Arlandria
  • 6. These Days
  • 7. Back & Forth
  • 8. A Matter of Time
  • 9. Miss the Misery
  • 10. I Should Have Known 😀
  • 11. Walk

The album kicks off to a great start with the kickass intro of Bridge Burning (These are my famous last words!). The drums and guitar are just… electrifying.  Grohl’s screaming White Limo had me trembling (What doesn’t about Grohl?). I found it hard to believe those were his pipes for a second.  Things simmer down a bit in the next song, but Arlandia has one of my favorite chorus’ on album.  I love the contrast from the verses to the chorus and back, and the build up to the final chorus was pretty orgasmic for me.  (I’m a sucker for those pauses and build ups, shh.)

I Should Have Known was hair raising and hauntingly beautiful.  Period.  My favorite song on the album.

I should have known/Look at the shape you’re in
I should have known/But I dove right in

While nothing will ever measure up to Best of You (my personal favorite song), I feel like I’ve been needing to hear this from the Foos for a long time.  And they delivered.

Back to the basics indeed.  A beacon of light in the apocalypse of Beiber and the like minded.

Coming Up:

  • I just got my Too Faced order!  So I’ll be reviewing that tomorrow or today.
  • Uh, 3DS.  LOL!

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