Feb 5, 2021Those in the "I want my band to always sound like my favorite album of theirs" crowd will likely be disappointed with this Foo and that's tooThose in the "I want my band to always sound like my favorite album of theirs" crowd will likely be disappointed with this Foo and that's too bad, because this is a really enjoyable album. The songs breeze by, and the band feels like they are having a blast. The arrangements, the backup singers, the drumming (Taylor is the star of this record), the "Let's Dance"-era Bowie vibe to some of the tunes... it all makes for a great listen. It's not as meaty as some other Foo albums, so we'll see if it has staying power. But if you're looking for a "we're gettin' the hell out of this pandemic and having some fun" rock record, this more than fits the bill!… Expand
Feb 8, 2021This is a very catchy and breezy album coming off the back of the plodding and super-serious concrete and gold. Unlike most Foo records, thereThis is a very catchy and breezy album coming off the back of the plodding and super-serious concrete and gold. Unlike most Foo records, there isn't a single track here that I would consider as an outlier in terms of quality. On the contrary, no song sticks out as a Foos classic, either. Still, this is the most consistent record since C&S, and a nice change of pace for the band.… Expand
Feb 5, 2021It's definitely not a bad album. There are definitely songs that I really love, and nothing on the album is too unpleasant for me. However,It's definitely not a bad album. There are definitely songs that I really love, and nothing on the album is too unpleasant for me. However, that's been a standard for the Foo Fighters since 2005, and everything that it does in attempts to stand out ends up negatively affecting the album as a whole. The sound quality, while unique and somewhat effective for a party setting, just makes me fidget in my seat (maybe recording a rock album in a haunted house wasn't the brightest idea). The verses are always worse than the choruses, as is standard for anthemic rock, but inverse to standard for the Foo Fighters, so it's a little disappointing. The god-forsaken stock backing vocals get old halfway through Making a Fire and persist throughout the entire album. The fact that it only has 9 songs is baffling to me; on Sonic Highways they at least had a reasonable excuse, but they've been sitting on this album for a year and still decided against making the expected amount for a Foo Fighters album. Notice how often I compare it to previous Foo Fighters albums; on its own, it has a new and fairly compelling sound, and deserves at least a cult following. I do certainly enjoy listening to this album, and every song is at least a 6 in my book, but I don't believe it's the direction the Foo Fighters should continue to take in the future.… Expand
Feb 8, 2021This dose of musical medicine was administered a bit too late.
Foo Fighters are no strangers to branching out towards different musicalThis dose of musical medicine was administered a bit too late.
Foo Fighters are no strangers to branching out towards different musical directions while still keeping their tonal core. Foo Fighters dip their toes into the water of movin' and grooving' dance music, but still pack the signature hard-hitting Foo flair. It's a solid album as a whole but there's nothing outstanding about it. Medicine at Midnight would have been much more well received if it wasn't held away from desperate ears for a year. When the world needed a dose of medicinal Foo Fighters music the most, they were nowhere to be found. It is still nice to have now, but it's not as effective as it could have been. It will probably be rembered as a lower-middle of the pack album in the Foo's discography.… Expand
Feb 7, 2021Is this even Foo Fighters anymore?
Whatever it is it sure is hot garbage. I doubt anyone will listen to this album or any single from itIs this even Foo Fighters anymore?
Whatever it is it sure is hot garbage. I doubt anyone will listen to this album or any single from it more than once. These critics are being incredibly generous....There are so many people doing way better pop funk than this if that is what Foo is transforming into.… Expand
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