The Greatest Hits

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 124 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 10 out of 124

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  1. JM
    Jan 31, 2010
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    The Foo FIghters are an example of how ridiculously tepid, luke warm and populist rock music is praised by the masses. Seriously, get outside of your boxes, this is nowhere near a 9. It is not even in the same universe!
  2. SimonS
    Jan 22, 2010
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    A Best-of album by the Foo Fighters, ridiculous.
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    3
    Make no mistake, this band are nickleback-tier. The only reason that they get respect, instead of the hate intense hate that nickleback receive is because of Dave Grohls past. They do almost exactly the same thing. Uninspired, formulaic rock music. Listen to Swans instead.
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Greatest Hits isn't arranged chronologically, which isn't a detriment; if anything, skipping through the years emphasizes just how consistent the Foos have been, always delivering oversized rock & roll where the hooks are as big as the guitars.
  2. So few bands may be better suited to the greatest-hits treatment, and with the group going on hiatus (following 2007’s middling Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace), now is the time to do it. The standard edition collects 13 of the hits and features two songs, “Wheels” and “Word Forward,” recorded for this compilation, and a previously unreleased acoustic version of “Everlong.”
  3. As a compilation, Greatest Hits offers few surprises other than that Grohl somehow resisted the temptation to title this thing The Best of Foo. Though the record conspicuously lacks the band's breakthrough single, "I'll Stick Around", the first 13 tracks make good on the promise of the title and provide a relentless hit parade of modern rock radio staples.