Wasting Light (studio album) by Foo Fighters

Wasting Light
Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-04-12
Overall rank: 522nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 718 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2011 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (70th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (522nd)
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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 342 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,829.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 718 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 76.5/100, 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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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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95/100
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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40/100
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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75/100
From 04/11/2018 16:46
Good album. Best track, rope
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80/100
From 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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From 01/24/2018 05:02
High octane effort - one of their best albums in years.
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90/100
From 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 02/17/2017 18:39
Good stuff overall. I don´t like their ballad-y sound at times, but overall I like every song on this record. God riffs and lyrics mixed into many of the best Foo Fighters songs.
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