Key Tracks: “Bridge Burning”, “Rope”, “Arlandria”, “I Should Have Known”,”Walk”
Perfect for listening to while: Driving/Headbanging
Widge here. Please welcome Chuck Metcalf, half of Chuck vs. Mal, to the site with one of his “Pretentious Music Reviews.” Which means he fits in quite nicely.
While I’m a huge fan of Dave Grohl and his Merry Band of Foo Fighters, they haven’t made it easy for me over the course of the last decade. In 2002 they released One By One, a competent but largely lifeless album that Grohl himself admitted contained only a few songs he was really happy with. Next came 2005’s In Your Honor, a sprawling double album that was split between metallic post-grunge and sleepy acoustic tunes. It was ambitious, but ultimately lacked anything really memorable. 2008’s Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace was a bit tighter, but just as forgettable.