In Your Honor - Foo Fighters
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  • Summary: This double-disc set from Dave Grohl & co. includes one full CD of acoustic tracks. Guests include John Paul Jones, Norah Jones, Josh Homme and Petra Haden.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Arguably the year's first great hot-weather record. [24 Jun 2005, p.161]
  2. 83
    Both these records chronicle the physical and mental graffiti of figuring out how to emerge from some very large shadows, including his own, with nerve and power. [Jul 2005, p.96]
  3. 74
    If you buy In Your Honor and toss out the second half, you'll own the band's best record since The Colour and the Shape. [#16, p.88]
  4. It is clean, polished rock with a vaguely punk edge that stays within a clear set of boundaries but in doing so manages to appeal to indie-kids and metal-lovers alike.
  5. 60
    [Disc 1] is grunge-punk-metal boiled down to mere energy -- and calories don't rock. [Jul 2005, p.102]
  6. Some of Grohl's lyrical shortcomings become exposed: The sameness and vagueness of his love lyrics blunt their impact.
  7. Sure, the Foos are excellent at what they do. It’s just unfortunate that what they do is so unavoidably mediocre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 85
  2. Negative: 6 out of 85
  1. Dec 21, 2011
    8
    A double album was always going to be an ambitious project from a band who generally have 2 types of songs - rockalongs and the occasional acoustic love song. Although there are some shakey moments, overall it's a success. Some of their best tracks are on this and the acoustic disc has some excellent tracks on it. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2013
    6
    I thought this was a superior record to One By One, which was so boring I can't remember most of the songs. On here, tracks like "In Your Honor", "No Way Back", and "DOA" actually succeed in taking off and shaking the floor, while the new acoustic section boasts a lovely little surprise in "Miracle" which has actually become one of my favourites by this group. As with any Foos release though, inconsistency is a major problem. A couple of the mellower tracks on the second half fall completely flat, and "Best of You" is one of the most irritating and anti-climactic big-release singles I've heard, sadly. Still, not a bad effort just could have done with some generous editing and quality control. Expand
  3. Jan 28, 2011
    6
    While it has a number of enjoyable tracks the problem with In Your Honor is the way it's twenty tracks are arranged. Rather then having a blend of hard and soft It groups all the "loud" songs onto the same disc and the "quiet" tracks onto a separate disc. While it's an interesting idea it doesn't work so well in practice and the end result is that both discs lack any kind of flow, both end up sounding the same from beginning to end. Of the two the acoustic disc fares better then the rock when listened to on it's own. About half the tracks feel unnecessary and if they had blended the best tracks from both discs we would have had a great album with a half decent b-sides release to boot. Expand
  4. j30
    Sep 28, 2011
    5
    Half of the songs are great and the other half feels filler and a bit boring. A really ambitious project and I applaud them for that.

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