Greatest Hits - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks]
Liner Note Author: Dave Grohl.
Photographer: Charles Peterson.
Almost 15 years on from their debut, Foo Fighters deliver their first Greatest Hits, a 15-track (16 if the double dip on "Everlong" counts) retrospective covering their six albums from 1995 to 2007. 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. The only exceptions to the rule are the two lo-fi cuts "Big Me" and "This Is a Call," with "I'll Stick Around" qualifying as this comp's inexplicable omission ("Walking After You," "DOA," "Stacked Actors," and "No Way Back" all also didn't make the cut), plucked from their 1995 debut, where the band was only Dave Grohl recording at home. Apart from this pair of tunes, this is all muscular, melodic modern rock, the kind that Foo Fighters almost patented, and if their consistency has occasionally made their albums blend together, it does result in one strong hits collection. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
- Country of Origin
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- Foo Fighters
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] All My Life
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Best of You
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Everlong
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Pretender, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] My Hero
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Learn to Fly
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Times Like These
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Monkey Wrench
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Big Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Breakout
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Long Road to Ruin
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] This Is a Call
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Skin and Bones
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Wheels - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Word Forward - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Everlong [Acoustic] - (previously unreleased)
- Studio / Live
- Q (Magazine) (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The acoustic version of 'Everlong,' Grohl's finest and most endearing composition, ends the set on a pleasingly low-key note."
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