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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

1995

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Foo Fighters

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3.55

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I don't know why I just can't stand the Foo fighters, its a mix of garage band and middle of the road rock and boring vocals, just don't' like them

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Generic boring butt rock. Dave should've stuck to drumming, he was good at that.

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Oh god. Foo Fighters are not a good band. Foo Fighters are a band with zero personality, just like Dave Grohl himself. It's lowest common denominator, paint-by-numbers rock that fits together elements of every style of alt rock around it so that it can function as the perfect segue between any two songs on a radio station, and that's exactly what they've been doing for 25 years. I used to lump Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam in together, but having been forced to listen to a Pearl Jam album during this project, I can conclude that Pearl Jam have a level of production, songwriting, and dynamics not present whatsoever in Foo Fighters. I still don't like Pearl Jam, but they are significantly better than this. Foo Fighters are muzak with crunchy guitars. If the 90s alternative scene was the crisper drawer in your refrigerator and the many talented, original bands were the variety of vegetables you have, Foo Fighters would be the pooling liquid at the bottom from the various bits of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms that have gone bad in the back. Ugh. This isn't the worst album generated by the list so far... but it's probably in the bottom five.

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dave grohl

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Look up 'generic' in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of the Foo Fighters. Grohl seems like a good dude so I want to like them, but they are just meh.

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5

Astounding that this was done almost entirely solo by Grohl, and really shows how instrumental he was to 90s rock. Not only was he drummer of the most iconic band in grunge, but shows he is a multi-instrumentalist and a class act songwriter.

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5

Stone cold classic

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5

Absolutely smashing drums. Dave grohl storming the scene. That double overdrive guitar. Sounds like the band that took over the world. Crazy to think dave recorded all the parts himself and only brought a band together to play it live.

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Aujourd'hui, nous découvrions enfin l'album du traître absolu, le Judas de la grunge, j'ai nommé Dave Grohl. Ce dernier, ancien batteur du groupe Nirvana, a en effet pris le temps de bien copier sur son petit camarade de classe Kurt, afin de lui subtiliser absolument tout son style musical, et de le recracher dans un album sans aucune originalité. Dave Grohl va même plus loin dans le plagiat: il se permet en effet de reproduire des scènes de la vie courante du groupe Nirvana, s'étant déroulées dans l'intimité du studio d'enregistrement. Cela atteint même le ridicule, quand sur la fin de l'album, Dave Grohl reproduit le rituel de son camarade Kurt, en enfournant une boite de Pastabox dans le micro-ondes. Ceci n'a evidemment rien à faire dans un album de grunge, mais il semblerait que Dave Grohl se soit quelque peu perdu dans sa tentative desespérée de sauver son année scolaire de terminale grunge. J'ai tout simplement adoré cet album, je lui accorde donc la note de 4/5

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Un magnifique album de la part d'un Dave Grohl à l'acmé de sa dépression. Le musicien nous y raconte sa période de deuil suite à la mort de son copain Kurt Cobain. Dès les premiers morceaux, Dave se réveille vers les coups de midi, traîne les pieds jusqu'à son canapé sans quitter ses survêtements. Il regarde différentes séries sur son ordinateur et s'effondre en larmes au moindre passage émotionnel. Un court interlude nous présente à mi-album le protagoniste en train de se gratter la barbe négligée qu'il arbore sur le menton. La deuxième partie du disque n'est pas plus optimiste. On accompagne en effet l'ancien membre de Nirvana dans une épicerie où celui-ci s'en va acheter la quantité d'un chariot de Pasta BOX Sodebo afin de lui éviter de cuisiner. Il rentre ensuite chez lui et réchauffe l'une d'entre elles cinq minutes et trente secondes au micro-ondes à 850 Watts. L'album s'abrège sur le "kling" de la minuterie.

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Repetitive and samey

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not something I need to listen to before I die.

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😎

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Glad I’m relistening to it. I’ve always enjoyed the later Foos albums and was never huge into this one, so it’s cool to revisit it. Forgot how killer some of the riffs are on this one. The songs are all unique and diverse but still pretty killer. Lyrics aren’t the best or most powerful. Some duds but who cares, it’s the Foos

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One of the best debut albums of all time, by a living legend

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Foo Fighters - твёрдое 5!

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Classic for me. Great riffs and Dave emerging from his Nirvana chrysalis

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Love it - That lead singer Dave could do whatever he wanted with me

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FUCK YES!

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classic debut rock from clearly non-debut stock

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In my head I had it that I didn't particularly like the first Foo Fighters album, but that's completely wrong - I've _loved_ this re-listen! Fantastic alt rock, and I dig both the upbeat blasting tracks, and the slowed down mournful introspective ones. Fave track - "Good Grief", maybe? Could easily pick 5 or 6 more that would get the title....

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Quizás exagero un poco...

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Very Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl pinning down the sound.

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Really got a kick out of this! When I was younger i actually liked the Foo Fighters a lot more than Nirvana. Love Grohl and his sound. So cool that this was essentially a solo project he re-labeled so it wouldn't just get big off post-nirvana name recognition. || Listened to a lot of other Foo, but never much of this album - lots of deep cuts with a heavy, distorted grunge that I can get behind. Good work, Dave.

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Un clásico con el volvió un poco la esperanza de que Nirvana no había muerto completamente.

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Amazing rock album! Couldn't stop replaying it for hours! "Debut studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters released in 1995. Dave Grohl wrote and recorded the entire album himself, apart from a guest guitar spot by Greg Dulli, with the assistance of producer Barrett Jones at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. He claimed that he recorded the album just for fun, describing it as a cathartic experience to recover from the death of Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain."

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Loved it!!! One of the songs started off like a nirvana sound which I liked too. Will definitely listen to this one again.

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I love, love, love this album. It's easily the most raw and unpolished in the catalog, but that's precisely what makes it amazing. It's just Dave Grohl, grieving over Kurt Cobain, getting it all out of his system. Alone. Can't be topped in my book.

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Un clasico del rock

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Classic.

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pure gold

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5

Great album

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Classic

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Foo foo foo

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New to me, but the Foo Fighters are always welcome :D Starts off very rocky. Songs seem to seamlessly blend into one another.

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1st album 1st day. I've already listened to the Foo Fighters so I give this album 10/10.

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Siiiiiigh… I don’t begrudge Dave Grohl for becoming a rock God, but this album makes me so nostalgic in all the saddest ways. I love this thing. Yes, I know “Everlong” exists, but song-for-song this entire album is everything I’ve ever wanted this band to be from the word go, and a totally painful reminder of how bland they’ve become. I saw them play Raleigh on this tour and it was a fucking blast. Still had William on drums. Grohl was still skinny with his stringy, long greasy-as-a-used-skillet hair. He didn’t talk to the crowd like he was trying to be Paul Stanley. It was just… the best. I used to play these songs on guitar so, so much, my dudes. And that cover art! I mean, it’s basically Han Solo’s gun!! X-Static (not Static-X) for life.

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How can you not love the Foo's This album coming out a year after the loss of KC and essentially being a solo effort is incredible.

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Добро Пожаловать в “грязные” 90-е. Foo Fighters - группа, которую образовал бывший барабанщик Nirvana - Дэйв Грол. После смерти Курт Кобейна Грол решил сделать отдушину в виде этого альбома. Дэйв - мультиинструменталист, поэтому все вокальные и инструментальные партии он записал лично. За исключением гитарной партии в X-Static. Отлично зайдет любителям песен Nirvana, скейтерам и “грязного”, андерграундного звука.

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Hadn't listened to this for years as I was never a huge fan so had forgotten just how good it actually is.

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I like the Foo Fighters and had heard some of these songs before. Hadn’t listened to the album in its entirety though. Some bands of this era/style I have listened to seem very monotonous when listened to as a full album. Didn’t feel like that for this album. “This Is a Call” is a great start to the album. “I’ll Stick Around” has that smooth Grohl vocal performance I like best with the Foo Fighters. “Big Me” softens things up a bit. I’ve always liked this song, and I think hearing it in the context of the album improves it even more. Other standout tracks for me include “Good Grief” which feels like a pretty raw emotional response to turmoil and change. “Floaty” is haunting in the simplicity of its lyrics. I very much enjoyed "For All The Cows" both musically and lyrically. "Wattershed" sort of jumped out at me and made me take notice. Great song and lyrics, some pretty interesting tempo changes. "Exhausted" summed up the last few years for me. One of my favorite songs on this album. I love the line 'What if the day had stayed in bed?' Great ending. This album's pacing and variability required a lot of versatility to make. I enjoyed taking this journey even more after the second listen. I don’t know why I’d never listened to this back in the day but glad to have gotten it in before I die.

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I don't love every song on this record, but the ones I love, I love an awful lot. These are hard rock songs with singable and often beautiful melodies. I'll Stick Around and For All the Cows are two of my favorite FF songs. I also like Good Grief, Floaty, and This is a Call. Before today, I'd never heard how this album was recorded and now my mind is blown. This is all just Dave? Whoa.

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Damnit. Is this classic rock?? It’s still a slam-dunk 5 stars but does it have to be that long ago? Damnit.

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Who let Ringo loose in the studio? Best Tracks: This is a Call; Big Me; Alone + Easy Target

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Brilliant album. Not a song I dislike on the album. "For all the Cows" is fantastic in my opinion.

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I’ve listened to a lot of Foo Fighters, but never really went into this early stuff. I’m surprised by how much they sounded like Nirvana. Really solid rock songs throughout

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Dave Grohl is a ROCK GOD!!!

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Classic. Great sound

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Amazing!!

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Great debut album.

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Amazing that a single musician could make the sound of a generation.

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I think this album transitioned music in the 90s from everyone jumping on the grunge train to the new alternative/mainstream rock path.

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A classic! I think there are better Foos albums that aren't on this list, but what a banger.

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One of my all time fave albums. Awesome.

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As a Fighter of Foo myself, this album hits me in the feel goods. A true classic in rock music and a labor of love from our lord and savior Dave Grohl.

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It’s dumb to have ever wished for the Foo Fighters to sound like this forever, but I really wish they sounded like this for more than they did

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This is probably a 4 star album, but I have so much nostalgic love for it, and the countless times I played it i my car in high school and college that I have to give it a 5.

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i LOVE IT

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Cool! Eigenlijk beter dan al het latere werk.

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Holds up well. Good album

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Awesome

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Long story short, I really enjoyed this album. It felt like Grohl took the attitude of Nirvana, mixed in a healthy dose of straight up metal, and then cranked the tempo up several notches. The result is an album that comes out of the gate hard and never lets up. Even the "slow jam" on the album ("For All The Cows") has an absolute buzzsaw of a chorus. The album is jagged and sharp and merciless from beginning to end and I'm here for it. This album is really the beginning of Grohl's ascendance from rock royalty to a legit rock god.

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Surprisingly very good. Only listened once, so the ones that were more obviously melodic grabbed me more.

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I'm a massive Nirvana fan. This record is okay. Something was lost with Kurt that I don't expect Grohl to be able to replace. This isn't really the Foo Fighters as we know them today, it's just Dave Grohl playing all the parts, and for that reason it's a hell of a lot better than the saccharine arena rock they play in 2021. Just solid tunes with an occasionally raw aesthetic to them.

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I've mostly listened to the singles from this record before, glad I sat down and listened to it. Love the emo influences on here (wonder if there are any Jawbreaker records on this list?). Makes sense he would take some members of Sunny Day Real Estate for the next record. I enjoy the grittiness of this, especially seeing how polished the future records would become. Foos also put on a hell of a show. Favorite Tracks: "Good Grief", "Big Me", "For All the Cows"

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Classic rock sounds of the 90s.

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Räväkkää rokkia. Muistan kuinka eräs itsekin rumpuja ja kitaraa soittava nuori mies hypetti tätä levyä ja tuli hänen kanssaan jokunen sata kertaa kuunneltua läpi.

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Really don’t love this as much viewed through today’s lens. They’ve been making the same song for 25 years.

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Impressive when you hear about how Dave Grohl is behind the entire project.

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Great 90’s grunge album!

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elements of rock and roll and hard rock. easy listen. 90s rock

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Some good tracks. Typical Foo Fighters

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- Best tracks: This Is A Call Big Me

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Not bad! Was cool to hear the 1st album from them.

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Love Foo Fighters. This isn't my favorite of their albums, but I enjoyed listening to it

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awesome album. I remember loving the I fell in two music video when I was a kid

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Me parece un disco que trasciende la frontera de su época, se desmarca un poco del Grunge que reinaba a finales de los 80's, principios de los 90's. Sin embargo tiene una excelente energía y hasta se podría considerar easy listening.

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Oh, early Foo! I remember picking this album up at Karma records on Indiana in 1995 when I visited IU as a high school senior. As a big Nirvana kid, I had read that Dave Grohl was spinning up a new band. He'd sung one Nirvana song that had surfaced at the time- Marigold. I didn't know what to expect, but when I spun that CD for the first time I knew it was good. They didn't really get a ton of love until their second album and this first one gets discarded at times in the great Foo pantheon, so I'm glad it made the cut. Props to Grohl for playing all the instruments on this (because the band didn't technically exist when he recorded).

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Nice

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Grunge. Bastante bueno.

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Nicht zu krachig, schon sehr 90er

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Best album I've gotten in a while

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Needs to be listened to loudly. Good stuff.

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Man nobody makes modern rock sound as *correct* as Dave Grohl

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Dave Grohl is a musical genius and all around good guy! I liked this album - very good rock n roll music. A few radio hits that are very familiar, and the rest get the job done, but not my go to music. 3.5 stars, but rounding up for the cool factor, and memories of the one Foo show I attended where they blew me away with one of the best live performances I’ve seen.

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Amazing energy on every track. Hard to believe that Dave Grohl played each instrument himself!

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One of the best debut albums ever

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This isn't my favorite Foo Fighters album or even their best (maybe second or third next to color and shape and nothing left to lose), but it's an awesome album that I really love.

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Pure nostalgia trip into my introduction to rock.

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Very fun rock record, showing Dave Grohl step out of Kurt’s shadow less than a year after his death and come out with a sound that was his own. Earns its way to 4 stars as Dave Grohl being a one man band for the whole record. I still think some of their later stuff like The Colour and the Shape or Wasting Light has stronger songwriting, however.

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Brilliant, especially when you consider it’s basically just a bunch of demos

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I think I like the Foo Fighters?

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It was ok!

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I liked da second song a lot

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Good background noise, not my kind of music but good still and I understand why people like it.

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Pretty decent debut with a few bangers. The singles still rip. And a few of the deep cuts are great. Really liked the closer too.

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Solid 90’s grunge rock.

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This album is really good. Much better than later Foo Fighters albums. It’s amazing to think that Dave Grohl played and recorded this all by himself.

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Not the best foo album imo

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Rock sin escrúpulos. Voz en ocasiones desgarradora. Guitarrero y con buenas melodías

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This album goes down in quality after the first three songs but still a thoroughly great album from start to finish.

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much more relaxed than grohl's later stuff but pretty good

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Solid rock album for the birth of one of the best alternative rock groups. There are some signs of the nirvana sound before they really hit their stride with the hits. This album was all rock which makes it strong and different from other bands from the 90s. 7.7/10

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As far as hard punk rock goes, I like this. Big DG fan

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This is just a great album

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good album. not the best foo fighters album but still a 4/5

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Classic Foo. Much prefer their first 3 albums to the newer stuff.

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I really enjoyed this album (especially second time through). I don't usually let the story of the album dictate whether I like it or not, but this really does feel like an amazing heretofore hidden talent going into the studio and working out, "What shall 90s music be?" and then influencing (or reflecting?) so much of what came after. I'd never taken much time to explore Foo Fighters or Dave Grohl's story before and how he was exploring himself as a musician post-Nirvana, but I felt it in this album. I did think that something had gone terribly wrong with my wireless headphones when "Exhausted" came on. With that, I can't say that there were no "misses" on these experimentations, but all in all I liked this album very much.

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Definitely one of my favorite bands from the grunge & post-grunge era, but not their best work (I'm waiting for The Colour and the Shape or In Your Honor). Still, this was pretty much just Dave Grohl playing all instruments with one buddy helping produce it. The band formed after this album. So pretty damn impressive for a solo project, even if it has some Nirvana feel. Like Nirvana did, Grohl fills your ears with a lot of noise from only a few instruments - not overly complex but well arranged and with ferocity. Makes up for some of the unevenness of the album. Most people know the first 3 tracks (all great) but I also really like the lesser knowns Alone + Easy Target, Floaty, and Wattershed. Probably a 3.5 but I'll round up.

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This album only gets better with time. Quintessential mid-90's alt-rock.

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pretty good not a big fan of grunge/metal but I really appreciated this i’ll give it an 8/10, probably won’t listen again but definitely special

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The first three songs are classics. The rest wasn't quite as good.

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Look up rock n roll in the dictionary and this album appears. Just a great rock album.

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Classic, grungy, quality.

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This was very good, and I really liked the first song. I'm not a huge Foo Fighters fan, but this was a little more stripped down/developing, which was good.

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More bang than I remembered!

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Rocky

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I’m a fan.

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I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this album when it came out.

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Not their best album (that would be The Colour and the Shape) but the first and the one that got me in to the Foos. The lyrics are pretty obscure and you can tell from the way the vocals are mixed that Dave is not used to being the front man yet.

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Enjoyable

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Top

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3.5

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Excellent in parts, sol8d throughout.

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Really liked this. Also didn't realise this was basically a dave grohl solo album. Impressively talented man.

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Loe this, didnt realise how many great FF songs are off this album 4 stars

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Great rock album, few songs are a bit too heavy but the rest is great rock that is hard to dislike

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Foo Fightersin toiseksi paras levy, jolla bändi vielä vähän hakee suuntaansa. Osa biiseistä kuulostaa ihan Foo Fightersilta, mutta selvästi myös Nirvana-taustaa on haluttu tuoda esille joidenkin kappaleiden sovituksissa. Vaikken ole koskaan oikein Foo Fightersille täysillä syttynytkään niin onhan tämä ihan mukavaa rokkimeininkiä. Paitsi levyn paras kappale Big Me joka on mukavaa poppimeininkiä. 3,5, joka nousee neloseksi.

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Eipä ole tätä levyä tullut juurikaan kuunneltua aiemmin, vaikka bändistä kovasti tykkäänkin. Aika hurjaa, että tämä lätty on julkaistu vain reilu vuosi Cobainin itsemurhan jälkeen. Levy kuulostaa ihan Foo Fightersiltä, hyvin on tyyli säilynyt vuosien saatossa. Ei varsinaisesti hittibiisejä, mutta tasaista suorittamista alusta loppuun.

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Pretty decent slacker, pop, rock, quiet, loud, quiet, loud, melodic, shouty, melodic, shouty, whatever. I just wish they'd knocked it on the head after this album rather than continuing to write the same album over and over again with ever diminishing returns for the rest of eternity.

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Can't say I've ever listened to a Foo Fighters album. Can't be as bad as they are live, but that's not down to the music, it's just the fact that Dave Grohl talks for 95% of the set. They play about 1 song every 4 hours. This was better than expected actually. Good for them.

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Genre: Alternative Rock 4/5 A hugely enjoyable, almost Power Pop-esque onslaught of tracks, Dave Grohl’s one-man-band debut effort was a huge step forward in the post-grunge, alt-rock scene. Dave Grohl is no technical craftsman, but the melodies and production throughout this thing are much better than demo quality, and lay the foundation for his later solo work quite well. The whole album is full of great riffs, great drumming, and great lead vocals from Grohl. While none of these songs endure today as classics, cuts This Is a Call, Big Me, and Weenie Beenie are perfect glimpses into the future of not just the Foo Fighters, but acts like Green Day and Third Eye Blind, who are just a couple of bands that owe a debt to this project. Good shit all around.

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4

Great debut album. Grungy sound. Not as poppy as later albums

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Klassík. Hresst og skemmtilegt rokk. Meira svona!

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Powerful youth

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The backstory to this album is amazing - every track every instrument is Dave Grohl, and he tried to keep that secret which is peak Dave Grohl. Bonus star for being 100% Dave Grohl, loses a star as I'm afraid I'm not a grunge fan. Sorry Dave.

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good but got a little bit sick of the noise by the end

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Good stuff from the Foos, before they became rock behemoths as today. There's a freedom and release compared with the last throes of Nirvana here, as Dave Grohl breaks free of the grunge mould

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Just a solid rock record from start to finish.

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Classic post-Nirvana grunge-rock from Dave Grohl

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Don't think i've listened to this since the 90s. Holds up. Great opening of This is a Call and I'll Stick Around.

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Even though he doesn’t appear in this brilliant record from Dave Grohl, it’s eerily strange that Taylor Hawkins died this same day. Love this record, love Dave Grohl, love FF. RIP TH ☹️

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gillar detta

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I’m biased as a huge Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl fan, but this is a solid debut album for any band. The fact that the whole album instrumentally was done by Grohl makes it that much cooler. Not my favorite Foo album but still has great tracks like Big Me & Good Grief

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Every great band starts somewhere and in this case, Dave started it all here. Knowing Dave did this entire album himself really helps you understand the musician he is. It's not a perfect album but without this we wouldn't have all the Foo Fighters songs we have today.

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Love the Foo Fighters.

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Ik had vroeger een T-Shirt met de hoes van dit album erop. Ik was enorm fan! En nog altijd vind ik dit een geweldig album. Inmiddels vooral vanuit nostaligisch oogpunt, want ik hoor nu ook wel dat het niet zo briljant is als ik destijds vond. Maar het hele verhaal er omheen (Dave Grohl die dit hele album in z'n eentje heeft ingespeeld) maakt het een soort mythisch iets.

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Geweldig album!

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Jawel, een klassieker.

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Written and recorded by Dave Grohl in the aftermath of Kurt Cobain’s death, this debut album is a strong start to what would become one of the best known alternative rock acts of the 90s and 2000s. The first half is its strongest, and is clearly reminiscent of Nirvana, Grohl’s previous band. The melodies are strong and some moments remind me of the Beatles and Oasis. Overall I’m not a huge fan of the Foo Fighters, but I appreciate this album for what it is and what it allowed Dave Grohl to do.

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Who would have made the decision to have this be the Foo Fighters album on this list? It’s the Colour and the Shape that’s their definitive one. The rest of the ‘Foo Fighters’ aren’t even on this album I listened to this record a few weeks ago when Taylor died (along with the other albums he played on). I think it’s really interesting as a fan of their work. It’s pretty scrappy compared the the relatively polished sound of what they do next. Foo Fighters are one of my bands. I have heard every album, especially One by One, There is Nothing Left To Lose, Colour and the Shape and Wasting Light. I was lucky enough to see them twice, including in 2015 when Dave had broken his leg, and played from his Iron Throne of guitars. I think Foo Fighters have been the most universally liked band over the past 30 years. Who else is there? U2 is one, but there’s enough people who actively hate them. Or Red Hot Chili Peppers but I don’t think they’ve been as consistent or have released music at enough of a clip. This band has Dave Grohl, one of the most most recognizable and affable front men of all time, Taylor an incredible drummer and occasionally Pat Smear from Nirvana. Along with their classic music videos this is just a band that has always seemed like they were having fun. They have always had respect for those that came before them, and all of the Foos have been involved with other legendary rock acts throughout the years. They are our generations North Star, you can always count on the Foo Fighters and they are a band that generally everyone likes. It’s their choice now if they continue on given Taylor’s passing. I have to expect they’ll take a few years off then come back with a new drummer. If they decide not to, that’s ok too. Rest In Peace Taylor

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In terms of my personal enjoyment I'd say this a 3 but the story behind it and the fact that he recorded pretty much everything on it by himself makes me have to round up to 4. Gotta respect that. Plus, Dave Grohl seems like a solid all around dude.

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It's good rock, and it's fun. I admit I'm having some nostalgia bias here. I love the unpolished sound. This is the kind of debut that makes you excited for what's to come. For me, Foo Fighters ended up in a direction I don't care for, but there's always this album to take me back.

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Foo Fighters definitely have the hits. I liked this album more than expected even though it doesn't have any of the biggest FF tracks. Good mix of hard rock with punk influence.

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That's fucking rock and roll

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Love this album, definitely a high 4. This band will always hold a special place in my heart for being my first concert.

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Daleko najbolji album foo fighters iako zvuči ko tribute husker du. Ili možda baš zbog toga 😄

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I always thought of Foo Fighters as a singles band, this is the first full album of theirs that Ive listened to. The best live show I ever saw was Foo Fighters, so it was nice to listen to one of their albums now. Gets a bit repetitive later on, but lots of cool songs. Closer to a 3.5

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nirvana without any charisma

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Hieno debyytti, mut FF-standardeissa tää oli vasta alkusoittoa - kirjaimellisesti

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Bland

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There is a song on here called "Weenie Beenie"

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This is okay. Much rawer than a lot of their later work, but I think the songwriting is also a bit primordial. Not bad though.

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I like Foo fighters, but there may be better albums to put on this list.

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Never would have listened to this album if not for the 1001 Albums. Not exactly my taste but a good album nonetheless

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Definitely a bit of a Nirvana hangover on this one but in a good way. Just very simply less lame the younger they are but very few wowzas

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There is better foo albums

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Este disco definitivamente suena a Foo Fighters (duhh!!). No sabría describirlo, pero definitivamente tienen un sonido distintivo. El disco está "bien" a secas. Imagino por la fecha que fue uno de los primeros grupos en el género de "grunge", y aunque los he visto en vivo, honestamente creo que tienen más fama de la que realmente merecen. Tienen unas cuantas canciones (muy) pegajosas, pero ninguna de ellas viene en este disco. Del disco, me agradó la canción "Floaty". Me pareció la que tenía el beat más original y agradable.

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Wel redelijk, maar voor de echt goede albums van de foo fighters

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mid-90's rock is not my cuppa tea.

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Good 90's grunge/power chord rock. Very strong showing for their debut album. Highlights: Big Me Floaty

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3. Tibiezón.

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conhecia algumas poucas músicas do foo fighters... nenhum desse álbum até hoje num eh ruim não mas tbm não é grande coisa... música q me surpreendeu: weenie beenie não escutaria de novo acho; it's as average as it gets.

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Was surprisingly underwhelmed initially tbh, until I read that foo fighters is to dave grohl as for you is to prince (debut albums where every instrument and track is performed and recorded/produced solely by the one person). Stand out tracks were x-static, exhausted and floaty for me

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not their best

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Meh

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I know why this is considered big. Kinda rocking back up post grunge. I just don’t really like it. It’s ok.

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Primero lo primero, algunos riffs sí suenan a Nirvana y algunas veces las guitarras me recordaron a los Pixies. Listo. La verdad me parece bastante bueno y para ser un disco escrito y tocado completo por la misma persona, me parece un resultado excelente. No todas las canciones son grandiosas pero es un gran ensayo de cómo sonará la banda en albums venideros. 3.5 estrellas porque no me puedo relacionar con las letras y no me parecen sobresalientes. Lo puedo volver a escuchar sin problemas. ¿I'll Stick Around se la habrá compuesto a Cobain? Songs: Alone + Easy Target, Oh, George, For All The Cows

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Vieles tönt recht dry und distorted, chunnt idemfau vom damalige Nirvana Sound. First listen packt nideso, obwohl scho es paar nice Tracks het.

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Why this one? Why not one with their better songs?

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Not bad, didn't do much for me though, nothing particularly noteworthy. Wouldn't listen again.

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Always enjoy the Foo Fighters. I'm not sure I've ever listened to their first record!

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For a one-man project, not all that bad. But the songs can be a bit repetitively grungy - and because some were written during a time Nirvana still existed, you can’t help but wonder if they were supposed to BE for Nirvana. Overall though, there’s been worse - and admittedly, a fair amount are bangers. STANDOUTS: -This Is a Call -I’ll Stick Around -Big Me -Floaty -Weenie Beenie -For All the Cows -X-Static -Wattershed

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I do like Foo Fighters in small doses, their sound gets a little repetitive for me by the end of the album. That might be more Ghrol's singing than the band, I really like the drummer. I like the band though and enjoyed my time with this album more than most so far on this journey.

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Everytime I listen to them I just go 'this is fine'. I appreciate David Groh's ability to ONLY be able to make slightly above average music

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I enjoyed listening to this album, I liked it, although I get the feeling that the majority of the songs are the same. You can feel the Kurt Cobain vibe but without him it is just not the same.

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bons records... epoca de green day, grounge i telepizza...

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I love some of the quieter and downtime tracks. I can't go below a 3 because Grohl, but I know that this music ain't my bag really.

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En el seu moment va semblar un intent desesperat de seguir en actiu per part de Dave Grohl, no gaire diferent del de Novoselic amb Sweet 75. Qui havia de dir que seria un dels seus pitjors discos i que durant anys cada nova obra seria igual o millor que l'anterior. D'aquesta destaquen 'Big Me', 'This Is a Call'... i poc més

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All of the songs sound the same so far.

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I enjoy Foo Fighters. This isn't really my preferred genre of music, so I'm sure I don't enjoy/appreciate this album as much as others. With that said I love the nostalgic 90's sound. And I love the grungy rock vibes throughout. Favorite track is Big Me

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Solid album, but missing a bit of polish. Needs another solid song or two or maybe even a remaster would do it. Everlong came on right after the album and it shows how good Foo Fighters can be. 3.5 but rounding down

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Way overdue on this one! It was better than I expected honestly, not being a big Foo Fighters fan. Between 3 and 4

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Well I was excited about this one and it was a good start, less shouty but I’d rather have a greatest hits to score 4*. Consequently it’s a high 3* !

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7/10 considering he played all the instruments bar one track and recorded it in a week. Very good.

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Ok, but nothing amazing

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I like the sound; 3 really good songs in the first 9. At least a 3, maybe a 4/5. I think it's only a 3. Nothing else that got me excited other than those 3 songs.

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3.5/5 Interesting songs, I will have to listen to it again

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Some great tunes but some filler too - who knew drummers could sing

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Better than I was expecting! I'm embarrassed to say I enjoyed it!

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Rock. Like The Suburbs but less chill and not as good.

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Прослушал 3 раза. Местами вроде бы приятно, местами - вырвиушно-коммерческо. Exhausted зашла. Не знаю, так ли сильно эта шляпа повлияла на всю постгранжевую погань, что дальше повылезала, но тут особых черт разложения не прослеживается. Хотя фронтмен лучше бы и согласился барабанить у Данцига, мб вместе что-нибудь интереснее заебенили. В общем, нормальный альбом, но слушать группу я, конечно, не буду. Обложка - хуета. Запись выполнена идеально, остаётся только желать такого звука отечественным подражателям fashionpleasure (local meme)

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признаться, изначально настроение у меня вчера было максимально хмурное, и настроя слушать уебанские завывания дейва грола не было никакого. по сути фу файтерс у меня всегда ассоциировались с мерзким модерновым корпорат-роком: беззубым, безыдейным и паразитирующим на славе почившего кобейна. не то чтобы это совсем не так, но одноименник в этом плане меня весьма удивил. звучание оказалось довольно гаражным, имбалансным, не было замечено унылой вылизанности. это произвело эффект настолько сильный, что я даже отбросил иррациональный хейт фуфиков и-таки заставил себя послушать до конца. Конечно, ничего интересного услышать не получилось — песни все по лекалам Кобейна, но без харизмы, подачи, голоса, да и интересных гитарных решений, будем честны. Барабаны зато ебашат — дай боже (в плане громкости). В целом, думаю, находится люд, которому это зайдёт, но никаких новых идей (или даже нестандартного развития старых) здесь найти не удастся. Особенно пропасть в качестве замечаешь, когда сравниваешь с вышедшим за два года до этой пластинки In Utero. С чистой душой могу отметить только заключительную песню — балдежные гитарные шумовки, уютная атмосфера, не сильно напрягающий вокал. Похоже на что-то вроде Dinosaur Jr даже. В остальном — meh, единицы не заслуживает, конечно, но, с учетом компенсации за предвзятость к Гролу, больше тройки поставить рука не поднимется. 3/5

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Хорошая группа, хороший альбом.

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I was surprised to not know any of the songs on the album. It was interesting to hear their early stuff but it's not as good as their later work!

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It was alright. Fantastic drumming as to be expecting but didn’t make a Foo Fighters fan out of me.

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Quite enjoyed this. A few hints at the band the would become with the singalong choruses. More of a step away from Nirvana than I was expecting. Easy Target a great song.

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Esta app me recomendó un álbum de los Foo Fighters el mismo que salió su nuevo álbum

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Such a solid album from beginning to end. I haven’t listened to this one in so long and forgot how many songs I love from this one.

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Sounded average, not really interesting 3/5

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These seem like songs Dave wrote for Nirvana, so it's a window into Nirvana without Kurt. Good, but not great.

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Ok

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1st song; This is a Call...great song. No momentum lost with next song. Weenie Beenie is weak 2nd half of album weaker than the first. A couple almost generic metal songs that I didn't like. I like the album closer I'll give the album 3 stars though really 3.5

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It costs to three stars on nostalgia alone. Dave Grohl may be the nicest guy in rock, but bless me, I've never found the Foos to be anything more than the most generic of modern stadium rock acts. Wouldn't turn 'em off if they came on the radio, but nor would I ever make a single positive move towards listening to their music. Except, I guess, thanks to this app.

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The top songs from this album are kinda mid. just skip the first 3 songs and the rest are decent. reminds me of music people listen to when they say they hate todays music.

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I can remember vividly how as a middle school kid in America around the turn of the century, aided by P2P file sharing services like Napster and Limewire, I began to turn away from listening to music that was in the top 40/on Total Request Live and towards “alternative” bands, an important step in my evolution as a music listener. One part of that was picking up both this album and “The Colour and the Shape” off of the strength of songs like “Big Me”, “Everlong” and “My Hero” and their oftentimes hilarious and memorable music videos (the first is especially worth checking out on YouTube as it’s a parody of the cheesy 90’s Mentos ads that still holds up). However, I remember being disappointed with both albums that the material beyond their singles wasn’t particularly good or noteworthy. Neither of them got multiple listens or became beloved by my early teen self as records like Blur’s “Parklife” or Radiohead’s “The Bends” & “OK Computer” did. Re-listening to “Foo Fighters” a couple of decades later, my feelings around it haven’t changed - the first three songs are 75% of the singles released from the album, so the remainder of it is a real slog. Reading about the background and recording of this is especially illuminating - it was recorded in a week, Grohl played all of the instruments, the name “Foo Fighters” was picked to hide Grohl’s identity, cassette copies of the sessions were initially limited to his close friends, and most of the lyrics were nonsensical lines Grohl wrote twenty minutes before recording began. In Grohl’s own words “The first Foo Fighters record was not meant to be an album, it was an experiment and for fun. I was just f***ing around. Some of the lyrics weren’t even real words.” At the end of the day, the inclusion of this album in a “1,001 Albums You Must Listen to Before You Die” list feels superfluous and redundant - though I haven’t reached My Bloody Valentine’s “Loveless” yet, I’ve no doubt it’s in the book. And after all, if I’m going to listen to a 90’s alternative album with nonsensical lyrics, wouldn’t that be the one to go with?

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Ok

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3.4 - This came out about a year after Cobain's death. I liked a few tracks I listened to then, and I like it well enough now. Foo Fighters is OK in my book. Dave Grohl seems like a cool dude. It's a neutral-positive for me.

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Love Dave Grohl, not a huge Foo fan.

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Decent, interesting to read the background of this album. Not sure I'll really listen to it again, though.

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Some ok songs, but many not really for me or I wasn't in the mood.

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I don't think people would care about Foo Fighters were it not for David Grohl being a Nirvana alumnus.

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8th September 2021 Caught up on this the day after in the gym. Really like how this was Grohl's therapy for the nirvana break up. Sounds like.

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Turns out I never listened to this one all the way through before. It's very lo-fi! Can hear Nirvana and future Foos in different places. Particularly enjoyed the combo of Good Grief and Floaty in the middle. I'd rate it a 3.5 if I could but these are the greatest albums of ALL TIME were talking about so I'm marking harsh.

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Buen álbum

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I don't know why - I always like Foo Fighters when I hear them, but they never grab me enough where I want to listen deeper or seek them out. That leaves me at a 3 - good album but nothing I'd go out of my way to listen to - but I feel like I should like it more.

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There are some bands and musicians that I highly respect although there's no emotional connection with the music for me. The Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl are a good example of that. For me it's just average but I'm sure that I'm in the minority here.

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Foo Fighters has always been a band where I have liked their "hits," but the album tracks have not really "hit" me. "Rope," from "Wasting Light", is a great example of this. So the 4 or 5 hits off of their first album are great, the "wheat," but the "chaff," the b-sides and the album tracks, are... well, there's a reason why they are not hits. I probably should stick to their "hits," I guess. But their "hits" are really damn good. The Nirvana influence is really worn close to the vest here, but Grohl as a musician has evolved a lot. But this really started him off.

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I really like Foo Fighters. 3.33.

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Hard to believe this came out just a year after Kurt passed. Album starts strong but kind of trails off.

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Forever fighting foo.

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I honestly admire this album more than I enjoy it, and it's a decent one. When you're in the most famous band in the world at the time and the singer dies, it would be extremely hard to replicate any of that success. This album wouldn't have been easy to make or promote in these circumstances, but Dave Grohl did anyway. It's not their best album and can really only enjoy half of the songs, but for an album recorded by one musician, its hard to beat. The album is raw and vulnerable, which in turn makes it a really interesting experience. Songs like I Stick Around and Alone and Easy Target where you can hear Grohl's anger and the loud guitars speaks so much. And while I'm more of a Nirvana fan, the variety between the softer songs like Big Me and For The Cows with the heavy shit is most welcome. I've always considered this not as a Foo Fighters album, but a stepping stone between that and Nirvana. The Foos turned into a different animal after this, unique concepts with their albums, but the results are pretty bland (with the exception of The Colour and The Shape). It's healthier they turned out this way and they have some great hits (Pretender, Learning to Fly) and lots of mainstream success, but sometimes I wish they could make another album that's not by the numbers rock and speaks to the heart like this does.

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Debiutacki material Foo Fightersow zdecydowanie nie brzmi jak reszta ich pozniejszej dyskografii, ciezko jest zdefiniowac brzmienie grunge, czy post grunge, bo to juz lata 95, ale owery sa, cicho glosno jest, giberisz jest, wiec punkty odchaczone, wiec czemu brzmi to inaczej niz hity z kolejnych albumow foo fightersow, haczyk tkwi w tym, ze nie jest to album bandy bandy, tylko pana Grohla pod pseudonimem bandowym, jest to pierwszy jego po disbandzie nirvany, musialem juz o nim wspominac podczas opisu neverminda gdzie robil za drumiarza, tutaj natomiast wzial na siebie caly projekt od liryki, przez instrumentale po produkcje, jego partnerem w przestepstwie byl Barrett Jones, ktory pomagal w produkcji tego 44 demkowego epka, ktory z ultra rarowego podziemnego wydania w liczbie 100 egzemplarzy kasetowych obecnie jest dostepna w 79 roznych reedycjach, jest to chyba jeden z powodow dlaczego pan Dave zrobil kariere jaka zrobil, a Novoselic pojawia sie jedynie w wspominkach boomerow nirvanowych, jedynym featurem plyty jest gitara Grega Dulliego na x-static, natomiast reszta brzmienia to tylko Grohl, mozna lubic jego drumowanie z nirvany, czy gitary ktore sa jego najczestszym instrumentem na dyskografii F&F, ale tutaj wlatuje on po kablach zdecydowanie zbyt mocno, czuc ze nagrania byly mocno spid ranowane, caly material nagrany i obrobiony w tydzien, a mimo tego, ze na instrumental sklada sie gitara, bas i drumy, to jednak przy tak obszernym materiale, biorac pod uwage, ze jest to grunge, a przy koncu nawet punk, potrafi on zmeczyc, dlatego zdeycodwanie pierwsza czesc plyty o wiele bardziej mi podeszla, lirycznie jest to jak wspominalem giberisz z ktorego jednak da sie wylowic emocje jakimi kierowal sie pan Dave podczas pisania, duzo jest tu kopjumowania zwiazanego z nirvanowaniem, co czuc zwlaszcza na traku alone + easy target, ale nie wszystkie kawalki sa az tak negatywne, z innych czuc zagubienie czy melancholie, jak z zamykajacego plyte exhaused, czy jest to najlepszy material w dyskografii F&F, z pewnoscia nie, najgorszy takze on nie jest, ale z pewnoscia jest inny niz cala reszta, wiec warto dac mu szanse, bo jednak nie jest rzecza powszechna album debiutancki bandy nie grany przez bande tylko solo, na plejke wrzuce otwierajacy this is a call ktory jest kwintesencja bezsensownej liryki w polaczeniu z poterzna prowadzaca perkusja i licznymi zmianami tempa, ten kawalek zawiera caly album skompresowany do bisko 4 minut, a druga pozycja bedzie good grief, ktory lirycznie robi wiecej sensu i ma ten typowy fu fajterowy chrous mostkowy, tak w ogole to fajno, ze akurat tak blisko ten pick sie znalazl obok 2112, bo to wlasnie tamten material byl inspiracja dla drumowania pana Grohla

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About half is excellent and the rest ok, so 3 out 5 overall. Great band in concert and a first class front man and all round top bloke.

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It's Foo Fighters. You get what it says on the tin. Never really felt strongly about Foo Fighters and this album didn't change my mind. It's perfectly good rock music.

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pretty good

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Pretty decent. Ive always liked "Big Me"

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A couple of good tracks

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Never been a fan of this band. Only dig the first track. 1

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OK...

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It's clear that this is Foo Fighters first album because while there are glimpses of the sound that the band would one day embrace, it mostly feels like an impression of Nirvana. This is fine for a debut album as Dave found his footing and the later albums feel much more original, so I'd say this is a solid debut album. Fav song: This is a call

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Better was to come followed by much worse

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The production makes this hard to listen to in parts.

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Rätt bra! Önskar att det var mer varierat men 70 % av låtarna är riktigt bra, mycket bättre än de senare FF-sångerna jag hört på radion.

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A collection of nice rock tunes. Well done Dave

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Helt fine!!

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An okay album. No weak song but none of the songs were amazing either. A.solid rock album.

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Ganz gut

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mid

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Something about this band’s music will always be very plain, stale and lifeless, and sometimes boring, no matter how important they are for keeping alive rock traditions and great live performances. They don’t excel at any style of rock, whether it be grunge, punk, or classic rock. I just can’t feel anything. The legacy of Grohl always made them bigger than their actual songs.

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6/10

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Nice, yes, definitely, but not [half] as good as some of the albums that followed it.

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I thought it was okay wasnt really my style but still good I don’t think I would listen again though

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Ugh, I remember when this album was released. I'd only just got on the internet, so tracking down the lyrics to this album was literally one of the first things I did. As a result, the lyrics have never stood out as being a strength. A lot of them seem like filler, something for Grohl to yell. There are a lot of really good tracks on the album though, and it is remarkable that Dave Grohl could debut with this one-man-band project after years as the drummer of an iconic grunge band. I don't think it's the Foo Fighters' best album though and there's a lot to be said for how they developed in later years. (At least The Colour and the Shape is better!)

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Foo fighters by numbers ok but not greet

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should be fun?

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Mostly mediocre

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I like the idea of this album more than I like the album itself. Best track: Big Me

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This is the debut album from the Foo Fighters. Interestingly, I learned that Dave Grohl wrote and recorded every song on this album. He then came up with the name 'Foo Fighters' to hide his identity from the project, but after a lot of interest in it, he created a band to go along with the name. The album was successful even before release, as tapes Dave Grohl handed out got around to record labels and radio stations. Praised for having great songwriting, and easy-to-jam-to riffs, this album went on to being the Foo Fighters second best-selling and is certified platinum.

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It's one of their rawer albums, but that does not make it one of their better. You clearly hear the mid 90's sound, but, as with a lot of Foo Fighter albums, you have 2 amazing songs, 2 good and the rest barely average.

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Good album. I really like these songs lack of polish compared to the very produced newer Foo Fighters songs.

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decent garage/grung rock album, impressive that everything is made by growl himself

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Nice album! Full of hits!

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An enjoyable listen

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Jújú, fín plata. Rennur í gegn án þess að vekja mikil viðbrögð. Stundum í sæmilegu stuði. Ekki of mikið grunge til að gera þetta yfirþyrmandi.

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I forgot how raw this album sounds. Hindsight being what it is, the album's eclectic feel (especially beyond 'Alone + Easy Target'), is foreshadowing of Dave Grohl's nascent potential at this point in his career. The album's sound is one of overtly forward and fuzzed up electric guitars, although tracks like 'Big Me' and 'For All the Cows' offer moments that stand-out from that crowd. I tend to think that contrast and variation from the well-worn grunge/rock formulas is directly correlated to why those two tracks have higher play counts on Spotify for the front and back end of the album, respectively. Along similar lines, Dave's vocals are varied across this debut album, sometimes almost hidden behind the blaring leads and other times right out in front. In all though, I remember being amazed at how well he held the front-man role, and that perception holds up over time. As you would expect from any project that Dave is involved in, the drum tracks are steady solid throughout. They are the heart that sends the blood coursing through the veins of the album, delivering beats of energy and life to every track. With all of that said, I don't feel like this is the right Foo Fighter's album to be on the list. I view 'The Colour And The Shape' as being their real debut. This album did much to put distance between Dave and his past rolls in other bands; taking the step stone his past fame provided and vaulting from it. Where it's really at though, is where the band's feet fell next and where they journeyed from there!

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It's a solid album, but didn't hear anything to hook me.

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Foo Fighters debut album sees Dave Grohl, step out from behind the sweaty backdraft of the Nirvana drum kit, to the front of the band with the bright lights and over gained microphone. While I am admittedly not the most knowledgeable on mid 90's grunge, the Foo Fighters are undoubtedly influenced by their front man's former band. The occasional melancholy tones of its predecessor are replaced with smoother tunes with a country/folk twang in tracks like 'Big Me', 'Floaty' and 'For All The Crows'. However, The Foo Fighters are not the Coke-Zero to Nirvana's Coke Classic. Standout tracks like 'Good Grief' and 'Weenie Beanie' are predominantly orchestrated with more upbeat and energetic guitar riffs that shift the Fighter's tone more towards garage-rock than grunge. The sounds is more electric in the sense that I would not be shocked if their amps and guitars were powered with several strategically placed car batteries while Dave Grohl growls through a fan like you did when you were 8. The Foo Fighter's debut album is the foundation on which one of the most iconic rock discographies spanning 3 decades was built. So I finish this first review as I will all my following reviews Did I like this album?: No. Would I recommend it to someone?: Also, No. Am I glad I listened to it?: I guess so. 3/5 Stars.

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I'd pretty much ignored Foo Fighters, but this is great. There again, I don't much mind if I never hear it again.

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I think I like some of their later stuff better. Obviously not bad though.

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OK, but a bit noisy for my liking. I see this was progressive at the time, just not quite polished enough for me. C+

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Pretty generic rock- enjoyable to listen to and fun for the most part, but doesn't exactly feel like anything all that special.

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Just kinda sounds like rock music, nothing too innovative or special

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There's a real charm to how it feels put together - as it's a one-man job, you can sense the seams of the whole thing, and I quite like that. The first half of the album felt stronger and more memorable than the back end, but 'Exhausted' provides a very satisfying coda. 'Floaty' and 'Weenie Beenie' are worthy efforts at experimentation. I've never been a big Foo Fighters fan, but I enjoyed this. There are still hints and echoes of Nirvana in there, but it's perhaps closer to more recent Foo Fighters releases than I anticipated. Fun listen - I don't anticipate running back to it, but we'll see how it grows on me.

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Full of tunes despite the raucous energy. Effortlessly professional in pulling off this kind of thing (alternative or Post whatever). All this as a kind of therapy in the wake of the end of Nirvana. Impressive. The lyrics are pretty lame - lots of repetitive screamy ranting. Maybe intentionally anti-intellectual?

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I love Foo Fighters, but this album is rough. Definitely still reeling from Nirvana influence and super grunge. Their subsequent albums benefit from better direction, with clearer lead guitar and better drumming.

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It's a Foo Fighters album!

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Undoubtedly impressive as a one-man band, Foo Fighers shows cracks as it drifts towards grunge-pop sameness. But the opener, the most recognizable track for me, was one of the stronger cuts, and Grohl knows how to play an interesting chord even when he's less than noisy.

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Definitely sounds like a bunch of Nirvana b-sides/demos in some ways. It's not bad but Foo Fighters definitely get better. Respect to Grohl in that he played all the instruments.

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A good listen. Not exceptional.

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A foo fighters album. Solid rock

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Not great… Beatles-esc with heavy guitars…. But not as good. Saved from a 2* by a couple of decent songs!

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first three songs are great, but the album really falls off after that

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I enjoyed seeing them love, but this album did not set my world alight.

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Really see the Nirava, good but a little too grunge for me

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Dass Dave Grohl songschreiberisch im übergroßen Schatten von Kurt Cobain steht, sollte bereits mit diesem Album klar geworden sein. Darin bedient er sich dessen harmonischen Vokabulars und auch aller gängigen Rock-Klischees seit den Beatles. Das ist nicht so wenig unterhaltsam, wie ich es mir vorgestellt hatte, ändert aber meine bisherige Meinung zu Dave Grohl und den Foo Fighters nicht im geringsten. In der Tat denkt man sich bei einigen Songs: das habe ich doch von Nirvana auch schon mal so gehört - nur halt origineller. Im englischen Sprachraum werden die Foo Fighters schon seit mehr als 10 Jahren mal gehässig, mal weniger wertend zur bloßen Einordnung als „generisch” bezeichnet, letzterer Kategorisierung kann ich mich vollumfänglich anschließen.

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Aburrido y plano. Mi tema con Dave Grohl es una cosa y es más culpa de cómo hablan los medios de él y cómo lo endiosan sus fans. Pero dejando de lado mi opinión de él, este disco de todos modos no me gusta. Las tonadas son planas y él todo el tiempo canta a su máximo como si estuviera inspirando a alguien en el último de un maratón y no hay matices, cambios de intensidad ni nada. Supongo que por eso es un éxito en vivo, porque todas las canciones suenan como diseñadas para “el concierto de tu vida”. La batería se me hace muy buena aunque igual todo el tiempo atascada en los platillos.

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2 | Mejor de lo que esperaba, creo puedo decir es el mejor disco de los Foo Fighters. Desafortunadamente esto no lo hace un gran disco. Es un disco que trata a gritos decir "No somos Nirvana" pero las mejores partes que se le rescatan de hecho son las que más suenan a lo que hizo con Cobain (básicamente las canciones Weenie Baby, X-Static, Wattershed, junto con el coro de I'll Stick Around), y si habiendo sido parte de Nirvana, lo mejor que puedes hacer suena a imitación mediocre de Nirvana... no habla muy bien. Mientras escuchaba y reflexionaba sobre Dave Grohl y su lugar en la música llegué a un par de conclusiones. La primera es que creo es famoso por ser el único grupo que hoy en día se le puede llamar "Rock" que sigue vivo; que tocan rock rock y nada más, sin complicaciones, sin ser agresivo, con un frontman muy "everyday man." Lo cuál me llevo a mi segunda revelación que es entender que Dave Grohl... es el Adam Sandler del rock. Los dos tienen, en mi opinión, mucho talento (el standup de Sandler y la capacidad de baterista de Grohl son innegables), los dos son, por todo lo que he visto de ellos, muy buenas personas (se preocupan un chingo por sus familias y son su prioridad, tratan a sus fans como pocos, tratan muy bien a todo su equipo y sus empleados), los dos son personas que creo admiro y me caerían muy bien, cuya obra principal y trabajo es tremendamente mediocre, apelando al mas bajo denominador lo cual los hizo tremendamente populares. Los dos ofrecen películas/discos blandos, sin chiste, que siempre son/suenan iguales, aburridos, mecánicos y sin vida. Podrían hacer cosas muchísimo mejores pero no tienen necesidad... y supongo tampoco los puedo culpar, igual con los dos sería pocamadre tomarse una cerveza. Es una banda que existe para ser escuchada en la estación de rock adulto contemporaneo como fondo indistinto y lo mejor que puedo decir de ellos es que sus videos eran buenos y mostraban buen humor (cimentando que Grohl es buena gente y llevadero). Con tumbos este disco subió hasta dos estrellas porque las canciones que mencioné me parecen medio rescatables y es, en efecto, el mejor disco que he les he escuchado.

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Buen disco, pero a pesar de que el frontman de la banda niega haberle dedicado una canción al líder de nirvana, es inevitable pensar en él

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meh

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Production: 7/20 Songwriting: 9/20 Innovation: 4/20 Bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 5/20 =30 Meh

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Good in parts and a pretty easy listen from start to finish. But overall a bit bland and mostly forgettable.

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нет ну это уже слишком тяжело блять для меня просто шум какой то фоновый я вообще не воспринимаю и ниче не ощущаю когда уже реп сука будет ааааа

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noisy

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Meh.

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This is very rock. Nothing I'd listen to today. Trying to listen to it in the context of coming out one year after Kurt died. Big Me bringing the nostalgia big time. :) Like I wonder if Nirvana fans were like "....wut...." the first time they listened to this. By Wattershed I was ready to stop listening to this album.

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hmmm

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it's the foo fighters, but not my jam

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I feel Foo Fighters should be right up my alley, but they just... aren't.

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Average rock album lol

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Bah never liked these guys

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I own this, do I need to listen again? It was fine when it came out, but horrendously overplayed. "Good Grief" still holds up though.

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It's allright but not for me. Perhaps the best song is "This is a call".

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Very bored.

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Definitely not the best Foo album

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Inoffensive generic rock and roll, with vocals that Dave sings 3 octaves too high. Nothing "bad" but most certainly nothing "great". Highlight Tracks: 2, 7, 9, 11

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It's the foo fighters... Sounds like the foo fighters

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The 90s were like this....edgy with a decent back beat. Today was not a 90s day.

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like, okay. not much to say, did not really do much for me.

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I thought I would enjoy this one, but about 10 mins in I gave up on it, I just found it unimaginative and kinda dull

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First song is great. The rest of it isn’t.

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not my vibe

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It was fine I guess? Surprisingly bland for the debut album of such a massively succesful band. Not terrible, but really all blended together into one mush.

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this album fucking sucks

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I always wish I liked the Foo Fighters more based on the seemingly fun personalities of Dave Grohl and the other band members, but they are just not for me. I am consistently underwhelmed, especially with the vocals

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I was bored late one night in Austin, and I went to Wal-Mart and bought this CD. I reckon it only took me a week or so to sell it back to Sound Exchange. It's pleasant, I guess.

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Has been.

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poo fighters

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Always felt this album was a bit overrated. I like future Foo Fighter albums a bit more than this one. I do find it amazing that Dave Grohl is such a talented songwriter but never tried anything in Nirvana. 2.5/5

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Rubbish

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Still no

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dave fucking grohl. what a weapon. he's the type of guy that would give himself the tagline of nicest guy in rock. i still to this day can't understand why no one has noticed that he's just really american. stick a tv camera in front of most americans and they instantly know how to do an interview and be generally nice and positive. now he's got the nickname its part of his sales pitch and self preservation to ham it up. i've got his number though, i can see through it. he's just a straight up bell end. he worked out the formula for generic rock and has churned out the same shit ever since. he's the american Bono. this is my impression of a foo fighter song. gonna sing some quiet now gonna sing some quiet. shout, shout, shouty shout shout shout. heeeyyyy. i bet you did that in his voice. this album is as good as it ever got for them. i could probably have listened to it all the way through if there was a diferent singer but i just can't fucking stand his voice.

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This Is A Call is a good song. For All The Cows is the best thing that I've heard them do.....even if it is just a ripoff of Nirvana's "Polly": certainly just a coincidence. I just have never seen anything about these guys to get excited about. Every song is either Dave Grohl shouting while they play the same power chord, or Dave is actually trying to sing and you realize that he doesn't have a great voice and has very little range. Take Dave out of the equation and these guys are just another Nickelback.

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I don’t like Foo Fighters

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Great album

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