Thursday, October 11, 2007

Music: "Echoes, Silence, Patience& Grace" (Foo Fighters)

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Artist: Foo Fighters

Release Date: September 25, 2007

Genre: Alternative Rock

Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
, the newest album by the Foo Fighters strings alternative rock ranging from ballads to the edge of emo. Echoes starts out well with The Pretender and Let It Die, then a vacuum appears to suck creativity and passion out of the middle part of the album. By the time you awake to hear the strange , yet charming The Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners, a blue grass instrumental, you discover a softer more gentle Foo . Mmm...soondooboo.

Although David Grohl's musical range is felt in the album, it is not enough to pull it out of mediocrity. The sound is solid but the lyrics are bland. It seems the Foo Fighters decided to play it safe with this one so don't expect to be impressed. If you're a fan, buy it. If you're not, wait for something better.

Recommended Tracks: Statues, Let It Die