Saturday, 11 August 2007

The Pretender

The new Foo Fighters single sees Dave Grohl creating the kind of tune he makes best. One with plenty of energy, great dynamics and a passionately-screamed chorus at it's heart. In many respects 'The Pretender' isn't a million miles away from the lead single off 2005's In Your Honour, Best of you. But this doesn't matter, for any true follower of the band will know they've still failed to top 1997's The Colour and the Shape and because of it's brilliance are probably never going to.

If this single is anything to go by (and the Foo's say it is) then 'Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace' should be a welcome return to the form displayed in the aforementioned album. Many people will slate the Foos for releasing another album of orthodox Foo tracks, but what is not particularly new can still be hugely enjoyable. AC/DC are a textbook case in point, a band who barely modified their formula throughout thier entire career, yet still had a catalogue of classics.

MP3 Link: Foo Fighters - The Pretender
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