Foo Fighters fit on the top shelf of modern alternative rock music today and Wasting Light, their seventh album, is their best one yet. All of the band’s previous six albums went platinum or gold. But only the first two were represent the grungy alternative rock band for which the band garnered mass recognition. Wasting Light is the first real evidence that the group are regaining their original momentum by going back to the grungy garage sound. Returning to fold after years on the periphery, Pat Smear’s punk rock guitar sound is clearly heard on stand out track “White Limo.” Other highlights include “I Should Have Known” and “Dear Rosemary” for which the band collaborated with legendary Hüsker Dü and Sugar guitarist Bob Mould and finds frontman Dave Grohl working with former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic for the first time in a decade and a half.
I have a lot of respect for the amount of work on the songwriting aspect of their career. This is the sound of a band going back to their roots to find a new groove in common ground. Wasting Light shows what the band are all about: making catchy modern day rock and roll for the long haired fans of the grunge scene grown up from the nineties. It also shows that the band is keeping their minds open by using new collaborations and ideas to maintain their image in the spotlight and appeal to even more fans. Wasting Light proves Foo Fighters are far from finished their musical journey. – Alejandro Espinoza