🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Foo Fighters

One last thing before I quit…it’s the Foo Fighters thread!

Biggie and 2Pac take their places

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
U2 2.55
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And today; Foo Fighters…

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  • Foo Fighters
  • The Colour And The Shape
  • There Is Nothing Left To Lose
  • One By One
  • In Your Honor
  • Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
  • Wasting Light
  • Sonic Highways
  • Concrete And Gold

0 voters

And from the Greatest Hits

  • All My Life
  • Best Of You
  • Everlong
  • The Pretender
  • My Hero
  • Learn To Fly
  • Times Like These
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Big Me
  • Breakout
  • Long Road To Ruin
  • This Is A Call
  • Skin And Bones
  • Wheels
  • Word Forward

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find them really one-note and boring. they had good music videos at least. 2


Got into them later than I should have. Better than I gave them credit for - Colour and the Shape is an absolute banger of a record. Only thing is that I always just want to stop listening to them and listen to Deftones instead.

Solid 3.


It’s a 2.5/5, but rounded down to 2/5. First few albums until One By One are decent enough. But yeah, they’re not my cuppa nowadays. Colour and the Shape is pretty good tbf. Good music vids and a good sense of humour. Not exactly going to choose to listen to them

Needs a 2.5 button to reflect the middle of the road, meat and potatoes, mehness.

Gave them a 3 on the basis that several of the members have been in some legendary bands which aren’t going to get a chance to be voted on

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A few bangers but pretty boring over all.



Has anyone with more than a couple of albums had 100% of the vote go to one of their releases before?


Ban request.


Willing to go 3/5. Yeah they’re the definition of pedestrian stadium rock these days, but you can’t deny their ability to write a song that can play over a highlights package at the end of a sporting event.

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I liked their first album but then again I haven’t played it since the late 90s.

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Really like that one song they do that’s quiet on the verses then loud in the chorus.

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Reckon Shouty Dave writes the choruses in all caps and the verses in lowercase?


He’s the nicest man in rock, he doesn’t shout

Ooof this is actually a really tough one.

Things I like

  • The Colour And The Shape is a really great pop rock album with no songs I’d skip and they have some banging singles
  • Very high nostalgia factor for those first three albums, absolutely loved them as a 14 year old Offspring hoodied greeb
  • Pat Smear was in The Germs
  • Dave Grohl seems like a nice chap, and was also in another band before the Foo Fighters

Things I dislike

  • They’re so BEIGE
  • No good albums for 20 years
  • They headline every festival and I find that annoying for some reason
  • Dave Grohl probably isn’t that nice
  • My Dad likes them and always enthuses about their televised festival headline sets or Later With Jools Holland appearances and when he does I should find it endearing but because his taste is normally pretty solid it’s incredibly irritating DO BETTER DAD
  • My father in law loves them and is always banging on about it, but he doesn’t have great taste anyway so it’s less annoying

If they’d broken up after There Is Nothing Left To Lose I’d probably rate a 4 but I’m going with a generous 3 because The Colour And The Shape is good and nostalgia.


Easiest 1 ever. Would be a 2 for their couple of good songs, but they lose a further point for repeatedly squandering their abilities to tear it up by choosing to be dull as fuck for three hours a night.

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Anyway, it’s either a 2 or 3 from me, not decided yet. Colour And The Shape is great, obviously, and the first one is good too but I find pretty much everything they’ve done after that achingly boring. Saw them a couple of times and they were pretty good without being spectacular. Hmm.

Best song: