Wasting Light

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2011
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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 175 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 175

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  1. Oct 8, 2012
    6
    They have gone too heavy with this album, in my opinion. I liked their songs like 'Wheels', 'Big Me' or 'Long Road To Ruin' better. There is a handful really cool songs (exactly the 5 singles are my top 5 here! I really haven't seen something like this before!) on here and I also have to say, I enjoyed the album, but it's just their worst one yet, I think (even if critics say the directThey have gone too heavy with this album, in my opinion. I liked their songs like 'Wheels', 'Big Me' or 'Long Road To Ruin' better. There is a handful really cool songs (exactly the 5 singles are my top 5 here! I really haven't seen something like this before!) on here and I also have to say, I enjoyed the album, but it's just their worst one yet, I think (even if critics say the direct opposite). It's a good rock CD, but they can do better. Expand
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. May 16, 2011
    80
    Wasted Light finds Foo Fighters at their boldest, their most vivid. [May 2011, p.101]
  2. May 16, 2011
    80
    The defining album of his career, Wasting Light is the sound of Dave Grohl putting his whole life in context. [May 2011, p.110]
  3. Apr 29, 2011
    81
    Recorded in the garage of frontman Dave Grohl's home in Encino, Calif., the 11-song set is an explosive, high-octane burst of rock energy from a 16-year-old band that is tightly honed and righteously raw.