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  1. Nov 9, 2013
    4
    Echoes feels, in retrospect, a bit of a step backwards for Foo Fighters after the better In Your Honor. This time, the acoustic songs don't match the melodic beauty of "Miracle" and instead just end up being background/supermarket music. Rock-wise, the album too misses the mark "The Pretender" is just like "One By One" in that it tries to change the laws of physics, but overproductionEchoes feels, in retrospect, a bit of a step backwards for Foo Fighters after the better In Your Honor. This time, the acoustic songs don't match the melodic beauty of "Miracle" and instead just end up being background/supermarket music. Rock-wise, the album too misses the mark "The Pretender" is just like "One By One" in that it tries to change the laws of physics, but overproduction stilts the song. "Long Road To Ruin" performs the "Times Like These" role well though, as a tuneful guitar ditty that is easy to enjoy. Again, overall the band sounds too slick and restricted by the studio songs like "Erase/Replace" probably sound a lot more energetic live. As an album band though? Pass on them, sorry. Expand
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

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  1. 80
    It's charming, understated and has to be heard in context. [Oct 2007, p.100]
  2. By and large this is as consistent a record as the Foo Fighters have ever made.
  3. They're sounding less and less relatable, leaving us pining not just for the days of a little grunge trio from Seattle, but for the relentlessly catchy and charismatic Dave Grohl of the Foos' still-fantastic self-titled debut and the better half of "The Colour and the Shape."