11 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the crunchy, conceptual sprawl of 2014’s Sonic Highways—an album whose making was documented in an equally ambitious HBO series of the same name—Foo Fighters show no signs of slowing down. Recorded alongside The Bird and The Bee’s Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia) in just one L.A. studio, Concrete and Gold finds the Foos balancing Beatles-like pop (see: the psychedelic shimmer and lush harmonies of “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”) with metallic abandon (see also: the quiet-LOUD thrills of “Run”), all while making room for guest appearances from Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman. Further proof that rock’s most reliable band can still surprise us.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the crunchy, conceptual sprawl of 2014’s Sonic Highways—an album whose making was documented in an equally ambitious HBO series of the same name—Foo Fighters show no signs of slowing down. Recorded alongside The Bird and The Bee’s Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia) in just one L.A. studio, Concrete and Gold finds the Foos balancing Beatles-like pop (see: the psychedelic shimmer and lush harmonies of “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”) with metallic abandon (see also: the quiet-LOUD thrills of “Run”), all while making room for guest appearances from Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman. Further proof that rock’s most reliable band can still surprise us.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
591 Ratings
591 Ratings
MtMarker ,

What a happy dude

Not a fan of the music but the 4th guy from the left looks so happy to be there that I'm happy too

swerdnase ,

Muffled for iTunes

Why do artists keep agreeing to have their mixes ruined by the "Mastered for iTunes" crapola filter? It sounds like listening to it through a speaker behind a pillow, muffled with no high frequencies. Do they think everyone is still using 90's era computer speakers? Every time I see the dreaded "MFI" label, I pass, and go buy (or borrow) the physical CD and rip it myself. There should be 2 options: Great Sounding Mix / Crappy MFI Mix.

Oh yeah, the song is great. I can't wait to hear it on CD.

cd_donaldson ,

Low volume?

What's up with the sound quality? It could easily just be me but the mix of this single seems very lacking and rather narrow sounding. Much more mushed together sounding than their other stuff? I guess it's just less than what I expected from listening to these guys for so long. I love the song though, don't get me wrong. Just wish the sound quality was better.

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