12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Mick Jones and Lou Gramm–led band were hugely successful yet deceptively songwriterly. They could outline moments, even if those moments involved a bad breakup or a night of unrequited sexual longing. This 1981 album features riffy hits (“Jukebox Hero” and “Urgent,” which features Junior Walker on sax), some old-fashioned rockers (“I’m Gonna Win,” “Woman in Black”), a prom-night weeper (“Waiting for a Girl Like You”), and a Knack-like popper (“Luanne”). Streaks of synthesizers appear but never at the expense of Jones’ heavy riffing, and each tune is reinforced by Gramm’s vocals, which effortlessly alternate between the muscular and the tender.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Mick Jones and Lou Gramm–led band were hugely successful yet deceptively songwriterly. They could outline moments, even if those moments involved a bad breakup or a night of unrequited sexual longing. This 1981 album features riffy hits (“Jukebox Hero” and “Urgent,” which features Junior Walker on sax), some old-fashioned rockers (“I’m Gonna Win,” “Woman in Black”), a prom-night weeper (“Waiting for a Girl Like You”), and a Knack-like popper (“Luanne”). Streaks of synthesizers appear but never at the expense of Jones’ heavy riffing, and each tune is reinforced by Gramm’s vocals, which effortlessly alternate between the muscular and the tender.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
127 Ratings
127 Ratings
mutemath<3 ,

i love foreigner...

but this really isn't any different from the original. it just has the 2 accoustic versions(11&12). otherwise, i would REALLY reccomend Night Life, Juke Box Hero, and Urgent-(the preview cuts off right before the chorus-- which is the best part, so don't judge the song based on what you heard. go to youtube or something and listen to the full thing there!!). this whole album is fantastic, but those are my personal favorites.

Dasc427 ,

Awesome!

Best Foreigner album ever!

metalhasrisen ,

Awesome

One word ..... Great

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