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Wasting Light (album) by Foo Fighters 

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Wasting Light
Wasting Light by Foo Fighters (2011)
Release date: 2011-04-12
Overall rank: 523rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 646 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2011 (9th)
Top 100 albums of the 2010s (51st)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (523rd)

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Foo Fighters bestography

Wasting Light is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Foo Fighters on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Foo Fighters is The Colour And The Shape which is ranked number 259 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,739.

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Wasting Light ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 646 votes)
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80/100
From lylecatcliffe 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 Brad1770 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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75/100
From Johnnyo 04/11/2018 16:46
Good album. Best track, rope
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80/100
From Meowtopia 02/26/2018 01:20
Such a great album-I like to compare this to QOTSA's Like Clockwork, full of emotion and not a stale song in the album- such a solid and great album.
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90/100
From stevengnz 12/31/2017 22:59
I have never heard any Foo Fighter albums before this one, only the occasional single. I was amazed when I listened to this album that I already knew five tracks with the rest being brilliant. Wonderful melodic sound.
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From slurpdurp 12/13/2016 23:30
There is not a single bad song on this album. Grohl's lyric writing is at its finest here as well. He pieces together words so brilliantly I've never heard anyone with a similar style pull it off so well as he does on this album. The riffs are great. "Rope" and "Walk" stand out as phenomenal tracks, but every track has great moments. The album is amazing throughout.
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75/100
From NoeSSS 06/16/2016 12:08
How to love this album, listen the album from the last track to the first.
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90/100
From sethmadsen 06/11/2016 22:45
Creepy thing happened to me with this album. I drove from Utah to go to my wife's Grandma's funeral. Her name was Rose Marie... and well the mix we had playing had this song come on 4 times in one day during that drive down... no other song did, and it was like a thousand song mix. I don't believe in any type of mystical things, but strange nonetheless.

Anyway, fantastic record from the Foo's. Definitely top 4 Foo album... my mood can't make up it's mind when it comes to them.

Bob Mould, Pat Smear, AND Krist Noveselic on the album?!?!?! Awesomeness.
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From Edwarda85 04/27/2016 15:18
What a surprise!

After a few okay to decent albums they completely rock on a 4 track player to make an excellent blue collar rocker.

More consistent than their other excellent outing Colour and Shape but with less highs.

There isn't a bad song with Walk and White Limo my personal favorites. White Limo has so much punch and energy.
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From LordMark 01/16/2016 00:46
Foo Fighters' magnum opus, and Dave Grohl's best work since 1993's In Utero.
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