Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. It isn't long before you realize how frickin' right it all sounds, how damn near flawless the tone of the whole set feels. [28 Sep 2007, p.104]
  2. There's no getting away from the fact that the goofy guy who used to play drums for Nirvana just made a classic album.
  3. 90
    What remains are incredibly sharp and distorted fist-pumpers, chock full of guitars and monstrous drums, and a handful of slower numbers that fall short of matching the impact of songs like 'Everlong' and 'Learn to Fly.'
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 121 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 68
  2. Negative: 8 out of 68
  1. Dec 11, 2012
    This is a great album. Is it Foo Fighters' best, hmmm not really, but it is still excellent. The main single and first track - The pretender, will be a classic for years to come. Other gems include the quick rising build-up songs - Let it die, Come alive and But honestly, the casual and catchy - Summer's end and Long road to ruin and the stunningly beautiful acoustic ballad - Stranger things have happened. I would recommend this album to all Foo fighter fans, fans of Rock music and well...all general music lovers. Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2011
    I'm not a major Foo Fighters fan - appreciate some of their best tracks but overall wouldn't be a favourite of mine, however this is a really good album. Probably the bands most consistent from start to finish. Full Review »
  3. BerndK
    May 30, 2009
    A very good Album. The best Foo Fighter Album so far. It's no bad song on this Album.