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The foundation is there, but what is inside lacks some luster. 23 years later, the Foo Fighters are not only the world's biggest hard rock band, but global ambassadors to the genre writ large. That has been mainly due to Dave Grohl's impressive song writing and production style.

Foo Fighters appeared on Skavlan in Sweden over the weekend as they bring their Concrete and Gold tour to Europe.

Foo Fighters hone in on its capacity for silk simplicity in "Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)", offering up a bleak sentiment through the repetition of "There ain't no superheroes now" while "Sunday Rain" expresses similarly despondent lyrics through a rock-turned-funk lens. We became pals 10 years ago. The fourth release from their self-titled 1995 debut was the first time they truly harnessed the power of MTV with a memorable promo parodying a Mentos commercial. However, where Ronson often kowtowed to Josh Homme's devilish whims, resisting the urge to shower everything in synths and brass, Kurstin's stylistic fingerprints-lush synths, reverb-steeped vocals, tightly-woven harmonies-are smeared all over Concrete and Gold, rendering this the Foos' most textured, nuanced release to date. While the record is not political in nature, "T-Shirt" attempts to be the only track to really address anything political.

In related Foo Fighters-in-the-U.K. news, the band headlined London's O2 Arena Tuesday night. With guitar riffs and a slowed-down chorus so the listener can take in Grohl's voice, the song is similar to numerous band's other hits. "This transcends to "The Sky Is a Neighbourhood", which following a section that both teases elements of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock You", oddly fusions the Pixies" "Where Is My Mind" (1988) to trace the band back to their early roots in grunge and the gang vocals in The Pretty Reckless's "Heaven Knows" (2014) to constitute a humdrum yet commercially palpable chorus. After listening to "Concrete and Gold", it's clear that's a bunch of phooey.

"The Sky is a Neighborhood", gives listeners an interesting composition of cosmic elements to create a chaotic atmosphere. "Dirty Water" is a shimmering, blissed-out slice of '60s-inspired alt-rock with an assist from the Bird and the Bee's Inara George that morphs into a head-banger. After the spectacle of "Highways", along with a personal crisis, Grohl decided that "the strangest thing for this band to do at this point" was to "go into a studio and make a f***ing album like a normal band".

Should you listen to it? Some tracks stand out a bit more than others and at times you get a feeling that nothing is new at all.

They may have taken their name from an old term for UFOs, but the Foo Fighters have always been a down-to-earth bunch.

Perhaps he found said life, as "Concrete and Gold" speaks of a relationship as "something so attractive...up through the concrete we will grow".

Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994.



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