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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
    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. Apr 1, 2011
    By far the most enjoyable and mature album in the Foo Fighter's canon, "Echoes Silence Patience & Grace" has some of the catchiest and rocking songs in "the Pretender" or "Erase/Replace." This is the most complete album by the Foos, and each song seems carefully placed in the album for a reason. "Home" may be the best song Dave Grohl has ever written. Simply put, if you don't enjoy this album, you won't enjoy much else by the Foo Fighters, and you'd be hard pressed to call yourself a fan. Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2012
    excellent album all around. what really makes this one stand out is its attention to dynamics, much like The Colour and the Shape. its blend of alternative with folk rock gives the sound something new and fresh for the Foo Fighters. great balance in song choice; ending with "Home" leaves the listener with the urge to replay the entire album once again. Expand
  4. j30
    Sep 28, 2011
    It doesn't all come together, but it's high points are some of Foo Fighter's most inventive songs to date.
  5. 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. Collapse
  6. 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. Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2013
    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 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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