CD Reviews – Foo Fighters: Wasting Light

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Foo Fighters
Wasting Light
RCA

Wasting Light is definitely one of the more rocking albums that the Foo Fighters have released, and probably the most since their self-titled debut in 1994. Harsh vocals and dissonant riffs on tracks like “White Limo” give the songs a similar feel to earlier Foos tracks like “Weenie Beenie”. The acoustic direction and element that the band had incorporated into more recent releases like In Your Honor and Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace is now more or less completely gone. Wasting Light is fairly one-dimensional, but it handles that dimension quite well. As always, this Foo Fighters record has hooks that the listener can easily grasp. With that said, Wasting Light employs some of the more technical arrangements and instrumentation than previously seen such as some more technical guitar playing on “Rope” and the switching metres on “Miss the Misery”. Wasting Light is a satisfactory Foo Fighters album. By no means is it their most diverse, but the electric aesthetic that has always been prevalent in the Foo Fighters’ music and that the album employs is done acceptably.

Paul Bogdan
A&C Writer

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