I had told myself I would hold off.
I was afraid I was going to be disappointed once again.
But, for some reason I gave in.
I decided to give the Foo Fighters another chance.
So, I picked up a copy of their latest, Wasting Light.
And, it’s better than I had expected.
As the packaging suggested, this album is best played at maximum volume. It was recorded that way. It makes me long for the days when my dad would pull out his Led Zeppelin albums and make the house shake. In fact, this album would probably sound great on vinyl.
But, Wasting Light is more than just a loud rock album. It finds Grohl at a nostalgic, emotional state. He seems tormented by ghosts of his past and it’s evident in the albums lyrics and darker sound. It’s a welcome change that harkens memories of earlier albums.
I Should Have Known finds Grohl perhaps at his most tormented as he repeats the lines “I should have known,” and “No I cannot forgive you yet” over and over. It’s not complicated lyrically, but it gets the point across. Something is really bothering him. Maybe it’s the death of a former band mate, or something completely different, but it gives me chills just listening to it.
I could go on, but I’ll leave it at this, if you’ve ever thought of yourself as a Foo Fighters fan, then I encourage you to pick this album up.