Back with their ninth studio album, the Foo Fighters show no signs of slowing down in the studio. Always a band full of individuals that work well as one, they have put together another collection of hard rocking tunes mixed in with just enough melody & interesting lyrics to keep you begging for more.
 
            Dave Grohl’s vision and vocals continue to amaze as the whole band really stretches their talent to the max to put forth the eleven tracks that make up Concrete and Gold. Here at Music Blend Online, we think that there is a little something for every music fan on this effort and are also surprised at the musical directions the band takes to satisfy their tastes. Pay special attention to a few of the tracks to see if you can figure out where special guests Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men make an appearance.
 
            Kicking it off with “T-Shirt”, the flowing notes and searing guitar start this album off on a good foot while the dynamic first single, “Run”, is a sonic blast full of life (check out the video if you haven’t seen it). “Make It Right” is a funky little song that features some wicked guitar & drum parts and you’ll get lost in the soaring “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”. Peculiar sounds and measured lyrics make up the intro for “La Dee Da”, but all bets are off as Dave screams his way through the chorus.
 
            Changing gears a bit is a staple of any Foo album and that’s where the solemn “Dirty Water” comes in – quiet, melodic & beautiful in its own right. “Arrows” picks up the pace again with some heavy guitars but “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)” turns in back into lullaby area with stunningly clarity. The slow rocking “Sunday Rain” would be a great listen on a rainy day while “The Line” and the title track “Concrete and Gold” finish off the new album clamoring for more. All in all it’s another homerun for the Foo Fighters as “Run” went immediately up the charts to #1 in the U.S. and “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” looks to do the same. If you’re a long-time fan this one will fit into your collection just nicely and if you’ve been on the fence about the Foo Fighters – give this one a spin and maybe it will change your mind.

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