Foo Fighters: Wasting Light
Wasting Light, recorded in the garage of front man Dave Grohl, is the Foos best record in about 14 years.
For their seventh album, Foo Fighters headed “back to the garage”—literally, said Rob Parker in New Musical Express. After expanding their musical horizons on 2007’s “widescreen” Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, the Foos wanted to return to being a rock band. They recorded all of Wasting Light in the Virginia garage of front man Dave Grohl, and the approach “worked gloriously”: This is the band’s best record in about 14 years. The “miracle” is that it doesn’t sound like a “backward-looking” effort, said Amanda Petrusich in Entertainment Weekly. Grohl not only enlisted former Nirvana band mate Krist Novoselic and Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould for guest appearances, he handed the controls to Nevermind producer Butch Vig. Yet the record is “a muscular rock ’n’ roll throwdown” throughout. “These Days” is a “tough, moody” power ballad, while “Bridge Burning” will “knock you over on first listen.” This is the Foos delivering “exactly the kind of catchy, pummeling anthems they’re known for.”