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group Foo Fighters 10 albums into these categories;

FooArchiveFooArchive 210 posts
edited April 21 in General Foo Discussion

Essential (2)

Superior (4)

Good (3)

Avoid (1)*

Paul Brannigan has written a Foo Fighters Buyers Guide for the next issue of Classic Rock & I was wondering how closely it matches most peoples take on the band's output.


(* - the categories are just Classic Rock’s rating system for these guides. PB points out he doesn’t think the album should be avoided as such)

Comments

  • wolwol 2,346 posts

    Oh no this is too difficult!! And besides, i really don't want to put any albums in the 'avoid' category


    Essential:

    The Colour and the Shape

    Wasting Light

    Superior:

    Foo Fighters

    There Is Nothing Left to Lose

    Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

    Medicine at Midnight

    Good:

    One by One

    In Your Honor

    Sonic Highways

    Avoid:

    Concrete & Gold


    NOOOOOOO i'm gonna change my mind in a minute... i'm currently torn between Medicine at Midnight and One by One, i might swap their places

  • O.B.geneO.B.gene 3,199 posts

    I can't even attempt to do this.

    on a side note...it's good Spotify now show the playing numbers of every song on albums. Interesting to see how popular each song is on all the Foo albums.

  • SkezzSkezz 3,473 posts

    Essential

    TINLTL & TCATS.

    Superior

    IYH acoustic disc, Wasting Light

    Good

    ESPG (less repetition of certain lyrics and would have been up there)

    1x1 (it's the album that got me into them)

    Concrete & Gold is a strong record damnit

    MatM

    Sonic Highways

    S/T

    Not avoid but just a little disappointing when you hear some of the Bsides from the era. It's proof that they'll never actually go heavy.

    IYH "Rock" disc

  • BetoBeto 685 posts

    This won't make sense but here's my jab at it. I don't even understand the Essential/Superior categories.

    Essential

    -The Colour and the Shape

    -There is Nothing Left to Lose

    Superior

    -Wasting Light

    -S/T

    -Medicine at Midnight

    -Concrete and Gold

    Good

    -In Your Honor

    -One by One

    -Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

    Avoid

    -Sonic Highways

  • Foo3001Foo3001 123 posts

    Essential

    -There is Nothing Left to Lose

    -The Colour and the Shape

    Superior

    -S/T

    -One by One

    -In Your Honor

    -Wasting Light

    Good

    -Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

    -Medicine at Midnight

    -Concrete and Gold

    Avoid

    -Sonic Highways

  • FooArchiveFooArchive 210 posts

    I know this is only a small response but unsurprisingly everyone puts TCATS in the essential category.


    The list in the mag goes:

    Essential

    -The Colour and the Shape

    -S/T

    Superior

    -TINLTL

    -One by One

    -Concrete and Gold

    -Wasting Light

    Good

    -Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

    -Medicine at Midnight

    -In Your Honor

    Avoid

    -Sonic Highways

  • wolwol 2,346 posts

    Interesting!

    For me some albums are very personal and are associated with lots of memories, that's why i'll always hold ESPG (just using it as an example) close to my heart and i find it very difficult to listen to it without the connection and letting it affect the real 'value' (i can't think of a better word right now) and sound of the album

    And that's the power of music 🙂

  • FooArchiveFooArchive 210 posts

    I get that anything like this is personal preference, but the reason i asked was while I'm sure 99% of people would put TCATS in the 'essential', I couldn't be anywhere near as certain as to what people would pick for 'avoid'.

  • wolwol 2,346 posts

    Oh nooo, my response wasn't aimed at you 😅 i was just thinking out loud

    It's really difficult to list things like these, let alone Foo Fighters albums to avoid because in my opinion there is no such a thing ☺

  • Great posts!!


    Here is mine:

    Essential:

    Wasting Light

    TCATS

    Superior:

    TINTL

    Sonic Highways

    S/T

    Medicine At Midnight

    Good:

    ESPG

    ONE X ONE

    In Your Honor

    Avoid:

    Concrete & Gold

  • Fun challenge!

    Essential (2)

    Wasting Light

    There Is Nothing Left To Lose


    Superior (4)

    Concrete and Gold

    The Colour and the Shape

    Medicine at Midnight

    Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace


    Good (3)

    In Your Honor

    Foo Fighters

    One By One


    Avoid (1)*

    Sonic Highways, even though "Outside" is a top 5 Foo song for me.

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