Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Echoes, Silence, Patience
Foo Fighters
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 10/12/2007 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Savages
Theory of a Deadman


We Are Only What We Feel
NoNoNo


Simple
Nightmare and the Cat

After all the hype and all of the publicity that this was going to be an album for the ages because the Foo Fighters were working with Gil Norton again, “Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace” is a totally different beast for Grohl and company. Just when you think you’ve got this band figured out, their natural progression surprises you. ESP&G is a happy medium between two Foo Fighters favorites. It’s not quite as melodic as “Nothing Left to Lose"; but it’s close. And it’s not as complete as “The Colour and the Shape”, but again; it’s close. The classic Foo Fighters songs that have been released the two albums before this- “Best of You” and “Times Like These” is what this album is all about. The new Foo Fighters album is a collection of songs that are similar in structure and style to those songs (with some odd-balls here and there) but none are better than those two songs. That makes this album enjoyable and a complete listen, but it also makes it a little weird. There are 10 songs out of this set of 12 that you’ll dig, but maybe one or two have a remote shot to be favorites by Foo Fighters fans. Every song on this album is good bordering great or great bordering good, but nothing is just great and that is what keeps this album grounded and out of the upper echelon of Foo Fighters releases. It’s easy to describe this album as being good, because that’s what it is, unfortunately just because it’s good, doesn’t make it the best. This is what it is, a good Foo Fighters album, but it's far from evolutionary.

Upcoming Releases
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
Midnight Cinema (Aug 26)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Empires (Sept 23)
Weezer (Sept 30)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)
Sixx: AM (Oct 7)
Wild Party (Oct 7)
Broods (Oct 7)
Sleeperstar (Oct 13)
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness (Oct 14)
Foo Fighters (Nov 10)

In Stores Now
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 18)
Twin Forks (Aug 5)
Andy Grammer (Aug 5)
Godsmack (Aug 5)
Spoon (Aug 5)
Adelitas Way (July 29)
Young Rising Sons (July 22)
Nightmare And The Cat (July 22)
Colony House (July 22)
Rise Against (July 15)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC