Foo Fighters Albums Ranked

Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the suicide of Kurt Cobain. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as “foo fighters”. Over the course of the band’s career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. As of 2015, the band has sold 12 million copies in the United States alone. Here are all of the Foo Fighters albums ranked.

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9. One By One (2002)

“I love the Foo Fighters, I was pretty exited when this album came out, having heard tracks such as ‘All My Life’, ‘Low’ and ‘Times like These’ which are some of their finest work, the album itself isn’t that good or a favorite (as Grohl himself has said), but still half of the album is truly great, standout tracks are ‘Have It All’, ‘Halo’ and ‘Tired Of You’ (Featuring Brian May), If you are new to the Foos I’d recommend starting with another album, If you are a fan this album is a must, and if there should be one version to get of One By One, get this one!”

8. Sonic Highways (2014)

“An album with 8 different songs each with their own sound. Each of the songs has been recorded in a different city and the band learnt about the musical history of each city. They’ve then incorporated the cities sound into the song that was recorded there. It’s a really interesting idea and it’s really worked.

Each song manages to hold its own identity and it’s own sound. It’s helped along by guest musicians from each city letting their influence flow into the music. If you really wanna understand more of each songs sound the documentary that was filmed needs to be watched.”

7. In Your Honor (2005)

“Great album, and great value for money. I have to say I do prefer the first disc to the second, but the second disc is free and it is good so I really do not understand why anyone would complain for having a second disc they did not have to pay for. You can go wrong getting this simply for song like The Best OF You, and In Your honor, and Resolve. I fact I cannot say an bad thing about any of the song on the first disc but those are my favorites and really stand out for me. Yes the second disc is full of slow songs but again they are still good songs.”

6. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)

“This is one of my favorite of the later Foo Fighters releases. There’s a lot of good material on this album and the opening song “The Pretender” rocks. Classic Dave Grohl, classic Foo. Another surprising favorite is Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running). Great musicianship on this song and throughout the release. If you liked any of the previous releases you’ll most likely love this one. Another classic Foo Fighters album!”

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5. Concrete & Gold (2017)

“Is there anything left to say about FF? You can only compare this album to other FF albums and have heated debates about where it stands in the catalog of what will inevitably be considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time. If you’re reading this you either already know exactly what I am talking about or you think you know too little to judge whether this album is worth your time and money. To folks in the latter group, this is a remarkably consistent band and if you like anything you’ve heard from them before, you’ll probably like this too.”

4. There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)

“Learn To Fly” is simply superb, the best song on this track. (The video, included on the ECD, is fantastic as well, I laugh every time I see it). Other songs on the album, such as “Aurora” and “Breakout” are good as well, and should keep this album popular for some time. It is a pleasant listen, with a few standout tracks. Even this pop fan likes it…<evil grin>…Some of their songs are gritty and tough, but my favorite moments are when they are laughing. Even though I don’t like their stance on HIV, this album is good”

3. Wasting Light (2011)

“Wasting Light does not mince words – it’s punchy, crisp, and feels like an amalgamation of everything they’ve done in the past. It features rockers, ballads, and even the grunge-metal of their self-titled debut, all packed onto one disc. You could consider it a primer for all things Foo, and in an odd way it even makes a better “greatest hits” than their actual Greatest Hits.”

2. Foo Fighters (1995)

“This is a very enjoyable debut from Foo Fighters. A few of the songs are reminiscent of Nirvana, but that’s not a bad thing. Dave Grohl plays all instruments, save for a bit of guitar by Greg Dulli. Great opener This Is A Call kicks things off and it just gets better from there. Other tunes such as I’ll Stick Around and Weenie Beenie have catchy guitar hooks that keep me wanting to play them again. All in all this is a winner and a fine album to add to any collection.”

1. The Colour and the Shape (1997)

“The Foo’s second lp loses some of the Nirvana sound that was on the first record, but shows great progress with a more original sound. Stand out tracks such as My Hero and Everlong display Dave Grohl’s ability to write amazing, well crafted rock songs. This record still stands up today, just as it did 20 years ago. A fine addition to my record collection.”