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
126 Ratings
126 Ratings
flemflam ,

Little known fact....

Most all of the synth/keys on F4 are played by Thomas Dolby...who in turn used the money he made from this session to fund HIS first record that produced "Blinded Me With Science".... you’re welcome.

Cards86Fan ,

Best Album Ever!

I’ve always loved Foreigner, and this is hands-down their very best album. Strangely, despite the great singles released from this album, Luanne quickly became my favorite.

Volleyball luver 2000 ,

The first foreigner album I've ever listened to

One of my favorite foreigner albums

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