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09:23 AM on 04/13/11
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FF>TCATS> Wasting Light>In Your Honor>TINLTL>ESP&G>1x1

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09:29 AM on 04/13/11
Thomas Nassiff
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I'm going to take issue with that last paragraph. Why take a shot at Katy Perry for putting out formulaic pop after spending the entire review praising Foo Fighters for formulaic rock. Although you use different language for both, Foo Fighters have been on autopilot since they broke into the mainstream. These guys have literally been putting out the same brand of single-drive radio rock albums every two years since before most of us even listened to music. Foo Fighters aren't "filling a void," they're playing into it. Take away the guitars and drums and replace them with synthesizers, put Katy Perry in Grohl's place, and I guarantee no one would tell the difference. Take Katy Perry's "Extraterrestrial" and change the instrumentation around, put Dave Grohl in front of the mic, and it could be a Foo Fighters song (given it'd need different lyrics).

I'm not attacking you so much as I'm taking issue with your seemingly random praise of one artist for being mainstream while taking a shot at another for doing the same thing. People want to sing the chorus of "Fireworks" because it's a huge, homerun of a pop chorus, the exact same kind of choruses Dave Grohl has built his career upon.

tl;dr Foo Fighters = Katy Perry
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pretty sure if you've heard one Foo Fighters song, you've heard them all. They are the AC/DC of the 90s-2000s...everything sounds the same.
More like a poor man's Springsteen or a middle-class man's Tom Petty.
I don't think you were being a pretentious douchebag or anything as bad that in the review, hahaha.

This album is good for radio rock, it's by no means great as this review implies. Hell it's not even their best work. This websites reviews are start to sound more like record label press releases than actual critical reviews.
Nothing like disagreeing with one review and crediting it to the entire website. I'd like you to find me a press release that's anything like this at all.
09:30 AM on 04/13/11
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PS....thanks everyone for the nice words about the review. Seems like a few people think this is my best one and that's always something great to hear.
09:59 AM on 04/13/11
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I'm going to take issue with that last paragraph. Why take a shot at Katy Perry for putting out formulaic pop after spending the entire review praising Foo Fighters for formulaic rock. Although you use different language for both, Foo Fighters have been on autopilot since they broke into the mainstream. These guys have literally been putting out the same brand of single-drive radio rock albums every two years since before most of us even listened to music. Foo Fighters aren't "filling a void," they're playing into it. Take away the guitars and drums and replace them with synthesizers, put Katy Perry in Grohl's place, and I guarantee no one would tell the difference. Take Katy Perry's "Extraterrestrial" and change the instrumentation around, put Dave Grohl in front of the mic, and it could be a Foo Fighters song (given it'd need different lyrics).

I'm not attacking you so much as I'm taking issue with your seemingly random praise of one artist for being mainstream while taking a shot at another for doing the same thing. People want to sing the chorus of "Fireworks" because it's a huge, homerun of a pop chorus, the exact same kind of choruses Dave Grohl has built his career upon.

tl;dr Foo Fighters = Katy Perry
hahahahahahaha
10:02 AM on 04/13/11
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I'm going to take issue with that last paragraph. Why take a shot at Katy Perry for putting out formulaic pop after spending the entire review praising Foo Fighters for formulaic rock. Although you use different language for both, Foo Fighters have been on autopilot since they broke into the mainstream. These guys have literally been putting out the same brand of single-drive radio rock albums every two years since before most of us even listened to music. Foo Fighters aren't "filling a void," they're playing into it. Take away the guitars and drums and replace them with synthesizers, put Katy Perry in Grohl's place, and I guarantee no one would tell the difference. Take Katy Perry's "Extraterrestrial" and change the instrumentation around, put Dave Grohl in front of the mic, and it could be a Foo Fighters song (given it'd need different lyrics).

I'm not attacking you so much as I'm taking issue with your seemingly random praise of one artist for being mainstream while taking a shot at another for doing the same thing. People want to sing the chorus of "Fireworks" because it's a huge, homerun of a pop chorus, the exact same kind of choruses Dave Grohl has built his career upon.

tl;dr Foo Fighters = Katy Perry
Just because they're capable of writing pop hits doesn't mean they're making a career out of it.

Take that stupid goddamn song they put on the greatest hits collection about landing in an airplane..."Wheels," I think it was called? That coulda been a Katy Perry song - maybe Taylor Swift, even - but listen to the difference between that limp noodle "made this up while shitting" chorus and the fire and brimstone in literally almost any track on Wasting Light.

If you can't hear the difference, I'll engage in some message board hyperbole and kindly suggest that you, sir/ma'am, have no soul.
10:02 AM on 04/13/11
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woah woah woah! dont be hatin on katy perry! lol but this was a good album for sure!
10:27 AM on 04/13/11
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Is this record really that good? I haven't picked it up yet, totally plan on it. But the addition of Pat back into the band has really made me curious. Ive only heard like 20 seconds of one song besides "Rope" and it reminded me of "Colour".
10:29 AM on 04/13/11
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"bridge burning" is my jam.
10:32 AM on 04/13/11
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Wouldn't say it's better than There Is Nothing Left To Lose. That album is brilliant. But thank God they're back anyway, another great album from them.

Imo, definitely better than TINLTL. Probably won't have the "singles power" that album had, but far more balanced.
10:39 AM on 04/13/11
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PS....thanks everyone for the nice words about the review. Seems like a few people think this is my best one and that's always something great to hear.
Just a quick question..personally I think that In Your Honor was their last album that every single song on the album was hard-hitting and meaningful. I didn't really get that vibe from this album, and was let down every now and then.

What makes this album their best since The Colour? Don't you think In Your Honor deserves a higher place in the Foos' history?
10:47 AM on 04/13/11
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nice job man
10:57 AM on 04/13/11
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:facepalm:

More like a poor man's Springsteen or a middle-class man's Tom Petty.



Nothing like disagreeing with one review and crediting it to the entire website. I'd like you to find me a press release that's anything like this at all.
I meant it seems like press release due to the constant praise, there is no criticism. And it is a site wide problem, the Thursday review had me laughing with how over top the praise was and I consider myself a huge fan of the band.
11:00 AM on 04/13/11
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This album kicks some serious ass. Thomas, this is definitely your best review. Great job.
11:03 AM on 04/13/11
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Boom. This is a stellar review.
11:03 AM on 04/13/11
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Wow, really? I couldn't disagree more.
seriously, that's my favorite track on the album.
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