I think I’m going to be disappointed by the new Foo Fighters album set for an April release. I’ve heard two songs off of it and seen the cover art; none of it has been impressive.
Usually Foo has at least one kick-ass-never-gonna-forget song that they’ll always-and-forever play at every concert; this is usually their first single. “Monkey Wrench”, “The Pretender”, “Best of You”, and “All My Life” are all terrific examples of this. “Rope” is not.
I heard that with this album they just had a good time (which explains the video for “White Limo“). I heard that they sat around Grohl’s house and played whenever they felt like it and stayed over whenever they felt like it and ate a bunch of bar-b-que. If you’re in the band (which Pat Smear is again; sweet!), that’s awesome. But if you’re a fan, you might not be getting the best the band can deliver.
Also, after the last few albums, it seems like the Foo tend to have pseudo-concept albums. One by One was an album about ending relationships; In Your Honor had a rock CD and an acoustic CD. For bands like Pink Floyd, bands that take years writing and recording, this can be life-altering. For a band like Foo, a band that loves the fans and loves the lifestyle, this can be tiresome.
I’m afraid that the theme for this album is “We love the early 80s and late 70s. Don’t you?”
After looking at the cover art and listening to “Rope”, tell me I’m wrong.
Please. Please tell me.
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