Saturday, 23 April 2011
ALBUM SELECT OF THE WEEK: FOO FIGHTERS-THE COLOUR & THE SHAPE
The Foo's have delivered consistent classics one after the other over the years ('One By One', 'In Your Honor' etc, etc) and their latest 'Wasting Light' is no exception. Still for your definitive Foo Fighters album you need no look further then 'The Colour & The Shape'. Rounding out the hits and painting a mid-nighties picture of more mature college rock the band rolled out a classic. With stellar, anthemic awesome singles like 'Monkey Wrench', 'My Hero' and 'Everlong' the group cemented their legendary status with their sophmore album. Other standouts included the rocking acknowledgment of 'Hey Johnny Park' and 'Wind Up' and the beautiful closer of 'Walking After You'. Every song on the album was big, even the 10th anniversary deluxe edition (featuring the tremendous Gerry Rafferty (Rest In Peace) tribute cover 'Baker Street'). Still this album and band are at their best with the epic 'February Stars'. A heaven sent, angelic classic from rocks Gods. TIM DAVID HARVEY.