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  • Summary: Producer Gil Norton returns for the Foo Fighters' sixth album.
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. The record sounds lush and epic, with a variety of genres and sounds all peeking their heads through the band’s established heavy-melodic-rock sound. There are mellow, intimate tunes and amps-to-11 anthems alike, and plenty that split the difference.
  3. 80
    It's charming, understated and has to be heard in context. [Oct 2007, p.100]
  4. Foo Fighters’ sixth studio album is a transitional rather than definitive piece of work, but one that sees them growing older with 'patience and grace'.
  5. By and large this is as consistent a record as the Foo Fighters have ever made.
  6. 60
    Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace is another quality entry in a fantastically average career.
  7. Grohl and Company sound like Bob Seger fronting for your garden variety modern hard rock group.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 68
  2. Negative: 8 out of 68
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    the best foo fighters album, a real foo fighters, full of guitar solos in many greatest song like long road to ruin, come alive summer's end, the best foo fighters is brillant Expand
  2. Fg
    Sep 27, 2007
    10
    Love it
  3. BerndK
    May 30, 2009
    9
    A very good Album. The best Foo Fighter Album so far. It's no bad song on this Album.
  4. DerekP.
    Oct 6, 2007
    8
    A sort of departure for the Foo. A little softer, but still great.
  5. Mar 15, 2011
    7
    Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace is not the best album ever, but it's not bad either. A good handful of songs in this album. Opens up with the rock anthem "The Pretender" that is easily Foo Fighters heaviest song. Dave Grohl's vocals sound more matured in this album also. All In All, Each song is good, not great, and certainly not bad either. B Collapse
  6. WillK.
    Sep 26, 2007
    7
    Their best album since There Is Nothing Left To Lose. Foo Fighters certainly don't deserve heaps of praise. But the fact of the matter is that they don't deserve to be panned brutally either. They're a solid band. Quite a bit unchanging, of course, but this album definitely gives hope. Compare them to Nickelback or other modern rock bands all you want, but it seems like the Foos have learned something from the attention they got for their softer stuff. They've taken it into account when it comes to their overall sound. And that's good, because Grohl can't make rock like he used to, his softer sensibilities are where he's best. And if acoustic instruments and softer arrangements continue to creep into the Foo Fighters sound, then we'll have a pretty damn good band on our hands again. Expand
  7. RogerF.
    Sep 25, 2007
    0
    The WORST album of the year, Foo Fighters is DEAD!

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