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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 200 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Concrete and Gold is SOLID.

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    V183182
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    Concrete and Gold – Foo Fighters. A very good collection that I felt no one song was “The big Hit” although “RUN” most likely candidate here. The Foo Fighters have often been referred to on L.A. radio stations as one of the last great rock ‘n’ roll bands and being so musically tight, very good songwriters, powerful performers all make it difficult to disagree! As a fan, two other bands you may also like that could also be included in that group are Collective Soul (a great new LIVE CD) and 3 Doors Down. The Foo Fighters may play with more bombast, but these three all rock. As the promotional sticker on “Concrete and Gold” declares, “Testing the limits of speakers everywhere” which this band always does!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Foo's trying new things

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    Jsttown
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    To me, any FF album is cause to celebrate but this album did not strike a nerve with me as much as their past albums have. Highlights for me are Run, The Sky is a Neighborhood, Sunday Rain (nice vocals by Taylor), Happy Ever After, and The Line. Much ado has been made of all the special guests, and frankly having McCartney plays drums on a track is cool, but like Sonic Highways the guests are buried in the mix and really bring nothing new to the songs; it still sounds just like the Foo's. Overall, a good album with a few songs I am still trying to warm up to and some that I just skip altogether - IMHO, not up to par compared to their last 3 albums

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Depressing

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    Mikeike
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    I've loved the Foos for such a long time and been to a few of their shows. I can't wait to get my hands any new Foo music so of course I bought this without sampling it. I wish I could return it. It is that bad. I've tried to listen to it a few times and to like it. But it is just a mish mash of screaming and mostly unlistenable music. Oh Dave, please bring back rock with some melody to it and not just screaming and hard driving rock trying to be hip and/or cool. I just don't get it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great album!

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    ThePitt
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    Whether you are a Foo Fighter fan or not, this is a great album with many diverse songs from the mellow "Dirty Water" to the roll your windows down while driving 90 mph scream-along "Run". (BTW - if you haven't caught the video for "Run", look it up on YouTube. It's hilarious -with a Michael Jackson/Bollywood ending.) Definitely worth picking this album up if you haven't done so already.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan of this producer

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    Luke
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    I love these guys so it pains me to say this, but I do not like much on this album. There are a couple of songs that are decent and would probably be great if they'd been recorded in Dave's garage. But overall this album is overproduced and the vocals are weird. I literally checked the liner notes to see who the lead singer was for some of the songs because it didn't sound like Dave. I understand their wanting to try new things but it's really not for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Foo Fighters hit another home run

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    william21
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    I was looking forward to the new Foo Fighters project and it did not fail to deliver. The added bonus of Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals on one number was also a pleasant surprise. The only complaint I have was there was no need for the obscenity uttered at the end of the last track. It served no real purpose. However, based on the whole project, I would recommend it to anyone to check out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More Production than Gold

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    Bluesguy43
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    The Foo's give a little too much control to pop producer Greg Kurstin and some of the poppier songs sound forced, like they are trying to sound like someone else(The Beatles among others) rather than making the songs their own. There are still some strong songs here, but not as strong overall as Wasting Light. But definitely see the tour if you have the chance!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great

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    P3T3
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    The Foo Fighters are my favorite band, but this is far from their best work. I think it has mostly to do with the producer of the album. The producer has worked with successful pop artists, but may not have the knack to produce a rock record. The more I listen to it the more I like it. I will see FF for the 7th time in April!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    may become 5 stars

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    snaggletooth69
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    I love this album, everything about it. I've heard plenty of negative reviews. I've listened to this repeatedly and find something new everytime. I love how they where the albums influences right on their sleeve. Honestly I need a year to sit with this but it very well may be my favorite Foo album.....Period

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dave Grohl Rocks!

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    RockNRoll
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    There's not many albums that you can press play and listen from the beginning to the end without skipping a song. This is one of them. Not a bad song on the entire record. Definitely Foo Fighters best effort in a long time. Pretty cool when Sir Paul McCartney joins in on the fun. It's Grammy worthy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Trying hard to like it

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    savatage22
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    I love the Foo Fighters and have a bunch of their CDs and thought that this one would be awesome and after listening to the 1st 4 songs, I couldn't get into it. Maybe I was expecting too much. It just sounds average...nothing to make me want to go crazy about. Hopefully the rest of the CD will be better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Muddy Production

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    FenianB
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    My only complaint about the latest FF album is the production. It's so muddy that you can barely hear the bass. It reminds me of production on '60s vinyl. I assume they did this on purpose. But please guys, don't do it again! It makes the album less enjoyable and there is some really good stuff here!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seriously good!

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    DocC23
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    Foo Fighters rock. We all know this. Concrete and Gold is one of their best records. It has a lot of different feels to it. I love the track that Taylor Hawkins sings, sounds like Steve Miller Band. I'm not a fan of the first and last tracks but the entire rest of the album is quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A few good songs and critically not well received

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    Hawkeybuff
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    Let me begin by saying that The Foo Fighters are my favorite rock band. The album is solid and I like the previous releases where not many fans did. A lot of people will like Run and Sky is a neighborhood. I did enjoy a few other tracks as well. It is a good not great album!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy this!

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    Sparvel
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    I have been a Foo fan forever, and this album did not disappoint in the least. Grohl and the band took it too a new level with this one. Not a bad song in the bunch, the only complaint I have is, it isn't long enough. Get this you will be happy you did, Foo fan or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Few Gem's

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    Rollett
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    This album IMHO is not as strong as previous Foo Fighter albums, the album is politically charged and shifts around a great deal in style. I use music as escape and release, I do not like when my music brings everything you want to get away from back to your face.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More Foo is Good Foo!!

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    JustAGamer
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    The only downside to this album is its length. With its first track standing as a short intro track, and its last tracking standing as an extended outro, the real meat of the album is 9 tracks spanning about 40 minutes, but it is a wonderful 40 minutes!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rock n' roll isn't dead... yet.

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    Derezz
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    It's nice to know that there are some artists that STILL release good music (I'm not including the repetitive, garbage pop "music"). Concrete and gold is one of the best albums of 2017. For those who still love rock you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It was so good my Brother was impressed

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    electech1768
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this recording and my brother was impressed by it as well. I should have bought him one too, he has borrowed my Disc and hasn't returned it yet. I think he likes it more than I do. Solid performance all the way through.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FOO FIGHTERS SET THE BAR HIGH

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    Bestbuyer
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    This is a great album, although I would say their 2nd least impressive above in your honor which is not to say either is not great but when you SET the standard of being one of the best rock bands of all time not every album can be your best.

    I would recommend this to a friend