The Colour And The Shape (studio album) by Foo Fighters

The Colour And The Shape by Foo Fighters
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 340th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 913 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1997 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (65th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (340th)
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 913 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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85/100
From 04/26/2022 00:23
This album opens brilliantly with the short but snappy Doll that then leads into two of the best songs the Foo Fighters have ever released. These are Monkey Wrench and the greatly under rated Hey, Johnny Park!. Both of these songs are energetic and have amazing instrumentation mixed in with some incredible vocals. They are both so much fun and are part of one of the best openings to an album ever. You then get this level of quality scattered amongst the rest of the tracks. There are quite a few gems you can find on this release as well which make for great listening outside of the record. However, it can be a little inconsistent with there being a fair few number of filler tracks. It is also quite bloated at a 50 minute run time which makes it get quite repetitive. Overall, this is an elite record and is possibly the Foo Fighters best ever release.
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85/100
From 04/07/2022 13:09
The best Foo album.
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95/100
From 03/18/2022 08:05
Album Rating: 85.31
(1,109/13)

1.Doll - 84
2.Monkey Wrench - 98
3.Hey, Johnny Park! - 99
4.My Poor Brain - 78
5.Wind Up - 87
6.Up In Arms - 96
7.My Hero - 87
8.See You - 72
9.Enough Space - 76
10.February Stars - 77
11.Everlong - 95
12.Walking After You - 74
13.New Way Home - 86
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100/100
From 11/03/2021 14:06
This album is terrific on its own, but more significant in that it opened up everything musically and production-wise for the Foo Fighters. It totally changed the landscape of rock for the next 10+ years.
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60/100
From 12/04/2020 16:50
Far from great, far from bad. Overall, 60/100.
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80/100
From 11/21/2020 12:52
A very safe, but good rock album. Some stand out tracks, accompanied by other decent and ok songs.
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From 02/13/2020 09:03
There was always a certain radio-friendliness to Nirvana's sound that Kurt could handle well enough not to make them look like wannabe punks, it actually defined their style in a way... Dave can't.
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85/100
From 11/14/2019 01:51
Dave has found himself a band and emerges better as a front man and that benefits the quality of the music. You can hear more experience on this album than on the raw debut. Some of the bands best songs come from this album.
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70/100
From 08/27/2019 17:34
It's aight

Everlong is obviously amazing and worthy of every bit of hype it gets.
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From 07/03/2019 16:25
Really good album, with consistently really good songs start to finish. Can't list favorites because it's well more than half the album.
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