When you think about classic rock what artists come to mind? Led Zeppelin, The Who, Cream, et al. are the usual suspects, but would you even dare to consider a band like *gasp* Foo Fighters?
Here is why I propose such a “ridiculous” idea: Foo Fighters is 21 years old. It could be in college; it could be drinking in bars legally; it could be a newlywed with a baby on the way. Plain and simple this album is old. Not bad, but old.
Queen II, Second Helping, and Diamond Dogs are among the albums that were 21 years old when Foo Fighters came out. That is hard for me to wrap my mind around.
A lot of people will argue that this album sounds like the 90s and is only a 90s alternative album, but that is not it at all. Foo Fighters does not sound like the 90s, but rather the 90s sound like Foo Fighters.
When you listen to this record objectively you will hear vocal pop-rock with sing-a-long lyrics and upbeat melodies (See also “hit songs”). The popness in the rock is what keeps this album from being too genre specific. It keeps the music from being too heavy and allows it to be more accessible.
On occasion Foo Fighters is heavier than some, but there is always an air about the music that keeps it light hearted.
You probably won’t see this album at your local record store very often, so if you do see it for sale do yourself a favor and pick it up.
My favorite track: I’ll Stick Around