Wasting Light (studio album) by Foo Fighters

Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-04-08
Overall rank: 609th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 777 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2011 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (86th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (609th)
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Foo Fighters bestography

Wasting Light is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Foo Fighters on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Foo Fighters is The Colour And The Shape which is ranked number 361 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,997.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 777 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.4/100, a mean average of 75.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.0.

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From 08/21/2023 00:51
Amazing, energy filling, guitar blazing & making-you-yelling album from the great Foo Fighters.

The rawness has never been rawer for this band than on this album.
Wasting light is a story of love for the rock music genre.
Full of absolute bangers to repeat back at Dave, and gritty riffs to blast your hear, this album is a must for any fan of the band.
The overall sound quality of the mix is also quite insane.
The added layer of the 3rd guitar from returning member Pat Smear, as well as the collaboration with legendary producer Butch Vig, make a noticeable impact.
* Children, hear me now.
Dear Rosemary is by far, and i mean faaaaar, the most UNDERATED song from the Foo Fighters

The flaws in my own listening experiences of this album are so very few and far between that they become completely outweighted by the insane originality and passion poured into the 11 tracks.
It is that great.

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75/100
From 01/17/2023 17:57
Foo Fighters finest moment where everything just seems to click. The writing is catchy though lyrically it can lack on occasion. At times they seriously rock out like a 90s hard rock band and it’s superb. Feels like an ode to the rock music that they enjoyed growing up.
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85/100
From 09/28/2022 22:07
O grande álbum da banda! Alcançaram o máximo de reconhecimento.
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75/100
From 03/22/2022 20:27
Album Rating: 74.55
(820/11)

1.Bridge Burning - 77
2.Rope - 71
3.Dear Rosemary - 70
4.White Limo - 74
5.Arlandria - 84
6.These Days - 72
7.Back & Forth - 56
8.A Matter Of Time - 69
9.Miss The Misery - 71
10.I Should Have Known - 92
11.Walk - 84
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From 01/30/2022 11:27
Very consistent album, there are no weak tracks. My highlights are Rope, Miss The Misery and Bridge Burning.
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90/100
From 11/03/2021 14:28
Some of the Foo's best material! The entire album isn't perfect, but the vintage sound carries on.
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From 08/16/2021 03:30
It's OKAY.......
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80/100
From 05/28/2020 17:05
One of the best from the Foo's!
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From 11/14/2019 01:52
With the return of Pat Smear, the band is flourishing again. On this album the Foo Fighters make a good combination of the three guitars. Furthermore, the songwriting is very strong and the production is also very successful.
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From 07/10/2019 02:51
Really good album, Foo Fighters' best since The Colour and the Shape.
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