SeymourDuncan17;4356682 said:First listen, only about half the songs really caught my attention. Though, after about 3-4 listens, nearly all of it I'm warmed up to and I think it's a really damn good album. Doesn't begin to touch ESP&G and is probably my least favorite album of theirs, but that's not saying a whole lot as every Foo album before this has been great-fantastic.Though, it's fairly obvious the Foos are loosing a good deal of their creative edge. I think they ran it dry with ESP&G
gosox333;4363832 said:Erase Replace, Let it Die, and Come Alive all sounded way too similar to each other for my taste...
SeymourDuncan17;4356751 said:And the reason ESP&G felt like a bunch of singles is probably because it's THAT good. Screw it if all they tried to do was get out a great single, it's amazing stuff that all sounds like it could be a huge hit.
WhiffleBallTony;4365882 said:Had to listen to the album at work... wasn't particularly impressed, personally.
FlyGuyLXI;4366390 said:I've listened to it on Spinner. Quite surprised.HUGE step up from ESPG and pretty much everything since There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Definitely in my Top 5 of 2011 so far. I'd give it an 8/10.
hiimSMAP;4366556 said:It's their best since the 90's but it still doesn't compare to the first three. 6/10 from me.
killer_roach;4366537 said:I'd agree with most of that, except the rating... probably only a 7/10 from me because of how much it tailed off at the end. Maybe a 6.5.
gosox333;4366299 said:They're all uncharacteristically depressing songs that progressively get more intense as they go along. One song like that on the album would've been fine, but they put three in there, and I didn't like that.
killer_roach;4366351 said:It sounded like a bunch of singles because there wasn't a whole lot of variation between tracks and the production was awful.