Wasting Light (studio album) by Foo Fighters

Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-04-12
Overall rank: 546th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 738 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2011 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (72nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (546th)
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Foo Fighters bestography

Wasting Light is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by Foo Fighters on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Foo Fighters is The Colour And The Shape which is ranked number 339 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,741.

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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: 
77/100 (from 738 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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Rating:  
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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60/100
From 08/16/2021 03:30
It's OKAY.......
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Rating:  
80/100
From 05/28/2020 17:05
One of the best from the Foo's!
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85/100
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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80/100
From 01/01/2019 10:22
Up to this point, Dave Grohl & The Foos were treading water since 1999. This revitalised the band and the result is a wondrous achievement and a terrific listen from start to finish.
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From 08/06/2018 09:00
The Foo Fighters are one of those polarising bands , you either love em or not & I'm definitely in later , how ever The Fooies 7th album is notable for a few reasons:

(1) It was recorded 100% to Analogue tape with no computer in sight until post post production
(2) The album was recorded in Grohls garage over 11 weeks with 1 track completed per week
(3) The album was produced by legendary producer Butch Vig
(4) The album features many high profile guests including Bob Mould & Krist Novoselic
(5) The track "I Should Have Known" is an ode to Kurt Cobain and other's Grohl has lost & it was also the only track Krist Novoselic would play on
(6) This album sold by the shit load and was number 1 in 12 countries
(7) The opening bars of "Rope" is exactly the same opening bars to the 1992 King Missile track "Detachable Penis" , play both openings back to back & tell me they aren't identical

40 Cookie Cutting Analogue Tapes Out Of 100
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Rating:  
75/100
From 04/11/2018 16:46
Good album. Best track, rope
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