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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

1995

Foo Fighters

Album Summary

Foo Fighters is the debut studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters, released on July 4, 1995, through Roswell and Capitol Records. Dave Grohl wrote and recorded the entire album himself, with the assistance of producer Barrett Jones at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. He said that he recorded the album just for fun, describing it as a cathartic experience to recover from the suicide of Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. After Grohl completed the recordings, he chose the name "Foo Fighters" for the project to hide his identity, and passed cassette copies of the sessions to personal friends. When the tapes attracted record label interest, Grohl signed with Capitol and recruited a full band to perform the songs live. The album was promoted through extensive tours and six singles, two of which were accompanied by music videos. Upon its release, Foo Fighters earned positive reviews, praising its songwriting and performances, and was also a commercial success, becoming the band's second-best-selling album in the United States. It also peaked within the top five of charts of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Rating

3.56

Votes

5673

Genres

  • Hard Rock
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Mon Oct 18 2021
1

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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Mon Apr 25 2022
4

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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Thu Oct 14 2021
1

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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Wed Feb 02 2022
2

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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Fri Oct 15 2021
1

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

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Fri Apr 23 2021
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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Fri Jun 04 2021
5

dave grohl

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Fri Mar 25 2022
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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Mon Mar 21 2022
3

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

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Thu Apr 22 2021
2

Repetitive and samey

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Fri May 14 2021
5

Stone cold classic

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Sat Jan 15 2022
4

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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Sat Jan 15 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 22 2022
3

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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Tue Dec 21 2021
1

not something I need to listen to before I die.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

😎

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Fri Dec 25 2020
5

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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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Foo Fighters - твёрдое 5!

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

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

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

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

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Wed Feb 10 2021
5

FUCK YES!

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Fri Apr 16 2021
5

classic debut rock from clearly non-debut stock

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

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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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Quizás exagero un poco...

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Very Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl pinning down the sound.

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Tue May 25 2021
5

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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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

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

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Tue Jan 12 2021
5

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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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

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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Sat Feb 27 2021
5

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

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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Mon Mar 08 2021
5

Un clasico del rock

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Fri Feb 19 2021
5

Classic.

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Sat May 15 2021
5

pure gold

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Mon Apr 19 2021
5

Great album

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Sat May 15 2021
5

Classic

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

Foo foo foo

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Tue May 11 2021
5

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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Sat May 29 2021
5

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

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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

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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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

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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Sun Sep 19 2021
5

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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Fri Sep 24 2021
5

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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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

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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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

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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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

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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Wed Nov 03 2021
5

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

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Sat Dec 04 2021
5

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

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Thu Dec 09 2021
5

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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Wed Dec 29 2021
5

Dave Grohl is a ROCK GOD!!!

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Fri Dec 31 2021
5

Classic. Great sound

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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

Amazing!!

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Sun Feb 27 2022
5

Great debut album.

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Tue Mar 01 2022
5

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

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Sat Mar 12 2022
5

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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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

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

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Fri Mar 18 2022
5

One of my all time fave albums. Awesome.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
5

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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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

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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Mon Mar 28 2022
5

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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Fri Apr 08 2022
5

i LOVE IT

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

Cool! Eigenlijk beter dan al het latere werk.

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Tue May 03 2022
5

Holds up well. Good album

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Tue May 10 2022
5

Awesome

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Thu May 19 2022
5

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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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Awesome

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Sve šta dad rock želi bit, al nikad neće.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

This is the first band I’m VERY familiar with. Absolutely love Foo Fighters. Awesome to listen through the origins here. Dave Grohl is a genius and has been slapping since the beginning. So many bangers in here for me.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

This album and band are amazing. Good Grief is by far my favorite song on the album.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

Dave Grohl's solo debut that would later become the Foo Fighters, pretty wild what this album turned into. While there's a bit of a lack of polish it's pretty incredible that he whipped this together in such a short timespan, and that he's created some serious bangers while also reeling from the grief of Kurt's passing. Objectively I'd probably give this a 4, but Foo Fighters were the best concert I've been to and I'm biased so it's a 5 for me. Love the way Dave just smashes those drums, nobody hits em like he does.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Such a great transition from Nirvana for Dave Grohl

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

This honestly felt like a bit of classic Foo Fighters sound and a bit of classic Nirvana sound. Which makes sense, since this was Daves first album since Nirvana, and it sure sounds like it. Never deep dove this deep into Foo lore, but i do like it. Very good listen.

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Thu Aug 04 2022
5

cool

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Tue Aug 09 2022
5

Okay… The album starts with this is a call it’s an okay song very middle of the road poppy grunge but nothing horrible. I’ll stick around is a slightly better song I love the instrumentation in this and how Dave’s voice isn’t too loud on here. Big me is a pleasant acoustic song with cool little drum breaks nice. I like those guitars in alone+ easy target especially at the start of the song! Good grief is a nice sounding rocker, I can imagine a lot of head banging to this one! Floaty is a brilliant song a song that starts off acoustic but then when the electric guitars come in the song really packs a punch! It seems to be that in every album with Dave Grohl that I’ve herd there is a mental screamy rampage song weenie beenie is the one for this foo fighter’s album. Oh George is another one of the heavier songs, not as tortured as weenie beenie though, this one actually makes me think more of queens of the Stone Age than anything. For all the cows works well of the last two being a slower track for the most part with one of the most amazing explosive choruses in the whole album. X-static is amazing to be fair it’s got this really cool guitar riff that runs through the song overpowering the vocals without ever really exploding at any point of the song! Wattershed is punk it’s a brilliant song though and I am surprised the album got this heavy because of how tame the first half is. Exhausted is a good closer, very fuzzy sounding yet quite a slow jam, amazing. Well that was the first listen after the second listen all areas improved to make a 5/5.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

Amazing

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

The music on this album is thoroughly impressive. It blows my mind that Dave Grohl wrote all the parts, played every instrument, and sang all the vocals. Dave’s a kick ass drummer and a pretty decent professional guitar player and vocalist. He’s a rock music renaissance man. Overall, it shows that Dave spent little time writing the lyrics. They can be a bit repetitive (Big Me) and hard to understand their meaning (This Is A Call, the whole “minicyn” verse). If I had to pick a weak link, it would be X-Static. With the subdued verses, it feels like a song that should kick in with a high energy chorus like the preceding For All The Cows. No matter my minor complaints, this album is a revelation. It’s unfortunate that only one Foo Fighters album is on the list. And they got the wrong one. Clearly the one Foo Fighters album should be The Colour And The Shape. It also kicks ass, but in a more musically mature way. If I’m in a Foo Fighters mood, The Colour And The Shape is always my album of choice.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

Foo Fighters are like the Aerosmith of our generation. They just keep coming back when they're no longer needed. The band literally contradicts the era we live in but somehow still has a place. I suppose it doesn't hurt to be an all around nice guy that everyone seems to love. Looking back on this release, it was barely a year after Cobain's death when this album was all over the airwaves. I remember thinking that it would be crap capitalizing on Nirvana successes. KROQ played the shit outta this album. I tried hard not to like it, but then I saw the Mentos video. It was so strangely absurd and fun and basically the antithesis of what Nirvana's sad and angst-y music was. Still on, nearly 30 years later, there are some great tracks on this album that still rock. Highlights include Good Grief, Alone ... and Exhausted. All Looking forward to seeing these guys someday ... RIP TH.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

Just a solid rock album through and through for every song. Thoroughly enjoyed this Friday "full send" album that gets the work done!

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Wed Aug 17 2022
5

fufai

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

After Cobain's death, Grohl considered giving music away all together. Instead he went into a studio and recorded this, all the instruments and vocals and we're all very glad he did

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

I am always in awe of Dave Grohl whenever I listen to this record. His drive as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist continues to blow me away every time I hear it. The fact that one guy wears all the hats on this record baffles me. And, even more, he was just doing it for kicks, for fun. It was an experiment for him. He never considered the magnitude or the power of his musicianship when he wrote, recorded, and released it. This album is one of my favorites. Despite still grieving the loss of his friend and frontman, Kurt Cobain, he still manages to absolutely knock it out of the park with every single track. For obvious reasons, his gift as a drummer really comes through, but when you consider that he taught himself to completely shred guitar, bass, and, on top of that, sing like the badass he is, the record glows even brighter. The context surrounding this album makes it all the more astonishing: He’s in his twenties, left the biggest band of the decade after he lost one of his closest friends to suicide. He combats all of this by putting out a total rock masterpiece all by himself which eventually leads to another success story. His momentum and speed has, and probably will never, fade in time. He has a sense of urgency like no other musician I know, really. It breaks my heart that he’s lost yet another friend and band mate recently with the passing of Taylor Hawkins, but if his-story and history have taught us anything, there will be yet another revival and recharge of Dave Grohl. His next move, next record, and next era will be his greatest yet. I don’t see this man slowing down anytime soon. He will push and push until there’s nothing left. Here’s to the next golden age of Grohl because, let’s face it, it’s all gold.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

Dave grohl on the vocals… drums… guitar… bass. I wonder if he wrote with the foresight of others playing the parts. Some unreal guitar riffs from left field. A cracking album and one of my favourite bands. He just yelled too much in later years.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Hard to believe, I'm sure, but I've never actually ever listened to a Foo Fighters album from start to finish. I like them. I never listen to them unless they happen to come on on the radio or other medium. This is not to say I don't like them, because I do. Quite a lot actually. This album is no exception. They're just never a go to for me. But yes, I definitely like the Fighters of Foo.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

Foo fighters feels so dad rock to me. Some of their stuff hits but it's rare that I ever find an album that I really enjoy the whole way...until now, this feels edgier and harder than their later stuff, plus no "hits"

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Topalbum, valt niet zo op tussen wat ze nog meer hebben gemaakt maar dat is onterecht.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

me <3 foo fighters... Dik album ook.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
5

Love this band, their attitudes and their music.

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Thu Oct 15 2020
4

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

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

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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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

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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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Classic rock sounds of the 90s.

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

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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Fri Jun 18 2021
4

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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Mon Jun 21 2021
4

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

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

Great 90’s grunge album!

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

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

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Some good tracks. Typical Foo Fighters

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

- Best tracks: This Is A Call Big Me

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

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

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Fri Feb 19 2021
4

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

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

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

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

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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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

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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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Nice

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Mon May 24 2021
4

Grunge. Bastante bueno.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Nicht zu krachig, schon sehr 90er

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

Best album I've gotten in a while

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Wed Jun 30 2021
4

Needs to be listened to loudly. Good stuff.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

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

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Tue May 25 2021
4

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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Sat Mar 27 2021
4

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

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

One of the best debut albums ever

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

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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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Pure nostalgia trip into my introduction to rock.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

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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Fri Mar 26 2021
4

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

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Tue May 25 2021
4

I think I like the Foo Fighters?

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

It was ok!

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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

I liked da second song a lot

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

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

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Wed May 12 2021
4

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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Fri May 07 2021
4

Solid 90’s grunge rock.

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Fri May 21 2021
4

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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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

Not the best foo album imo

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

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

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

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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Sun Aug 22 2021
4

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

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

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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Mon Aug 30 2021
4

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

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Wed Sep 01 2021
4

This is just a great album

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Mon Sep 13 2021
4

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

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Tue Sep 14 2021
4

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

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

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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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

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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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

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

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Sun Oct 17 2021
4

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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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

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

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Thu Nov 04 2021
4

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

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Classic, grungy, quality.

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

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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Sat Nov 13 2021
4

More bang than I remembered!

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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

Rocky

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Sat Nov 20 2021
4

I’m a fan.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

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

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

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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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Enjoyable

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

Top

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

3.5

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Excellent in parts, sol8d throughout.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

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

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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

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

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

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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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

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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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

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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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

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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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

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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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

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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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

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

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Sun Feb 13 2022
4

Klassík. Hresst og skemmtilegt rokk. Meira svona!

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Fri Feb 25 2022
4

Powerful youth

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

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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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

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

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

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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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Just a solid rock record from start to finish.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Classic post-Nirvana grunge-rock from Dave Grohl

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

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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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

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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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Dave Grohl is perhaps the coolest dude in the music business. However I don't love the Foo Fighters, I for whatever reason never find myself wanting to listen to a whole album. I can't figure why. Out of all the the FF albums I've probably listen to this one the most.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

gillar detta

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

hilariously dumb yet catchy lyrics and whiney Pac Sun 90s vocals and vibes

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

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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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

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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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

Love the Foo Fighters.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

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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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

Geweldig album!

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

Jawel, een klassieker.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

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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Sun May 01 2022
4

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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Sun May 01 2022
4

I've never had a stomach for the Foo Fighters, it's like rock music but with too much polish. This album, however, I like more than the later stuff I'm more familiar with - it's a little scrappier and I like it for that.

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Tue May 03 2022
4

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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Wed May 04 2022
4

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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Fri May 06 2022
4

That's fucking rock and roll

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Fri May 06 2022
4

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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Mon May 09 2022
4

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

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Sat Jun 11 2022
4

I enjoyed this one. This debut album is a good mix between where Nirvana left off and the poppier, accessible alternative rock songs I knew from Foo Fighters.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
4

Five stars for the music, but the lyrics and vocals are not as good.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

Треки мелодичные, хотя это и считается альтернативным роком. Мне понравилось, звучит свежо.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
4

🟩 77 🥇 Alone + Easy Target 🥈 There is a Call 🥉 Weenie Beenie

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

I love the Foo Fighters. IMO, they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. I also love this album - but more for the story than the music. This album was a therapeutic experience for Dave that he didn’t necessarily mean for anyone to hear. He recorded it in a week and it consists of stuff he wrote prior to or during his time with Nirvana, which raises so many questions about what the future of nirvana may have sounded like. There are some great songs in here and some that are clearly him finding his voice. Whatever it is, I love it.

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Tue Jul 05 2022
4

Surprisingly, Grohl turned out to be a rare pop talent, able to create melodies, rhythms and riffs that are easy to listen to and totally on trend in the post-Cobain world. (7/10) FT: This Is a Call, Big Me

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Tue Jul 05 2022
4

Enjoyed this a lot. A lot of Nirvana-esque elements.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

4/5

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Gas

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

An absolute banger of an album, especially for a debut.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Very very very good album by one of my favorite rock bands! The coo fighters know how to rock and I highly recommend this album

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Fri Jul 29 2022
4

High energy without being too much, with hooks that grab you all the way through.

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Sun Aug 14 2022
4

4.5

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

A one man album from the man who resisted banishment from music after his front man death. Amazing effort of which I can only say may be too long. This was before Taylor and gaining worldwide recognition. Even with its filler lyrics, is better than they latest (and maybe final work).

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

Impressive how Dave Grohl did everything on this album. That's incredible. Really good music and glad I finally got to listen to this because I completely missed the Foo Fighters kind of forever.

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