(2009) Greatest Hits

Foo Fighters

... read moreAlmost 15 years on from their debut, Foo Fighters deliver their first Greatest Hits, a 15-track (16 if the double dip on "Everlong" counts) retrospective covering their six albums from 1995 to 2007. Greatest Hits isn't arranged chronologically, which isn't a detriment; if anything, skipping through...

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01:03′:41″ 16 Songs

1
Foo Fighters
All My Life
4:22
2
Foo Fighters
Best Of You
4:16
3
Foo Fighters
Everlong
4:10
4
Foo Fighters
The Pretender
4:29
5
Foo Fighters
My Hero
4:20
6
Foo Fighters
Learn To Fly
3:58
7
Foo Fighters
Times Like These
4:26
8
Foo Fighters
Monkey Wrench
3:51
9
Foo Fighters
Big Me
2:12
10
Foo Fighters
Breakout
3:21
11
Foo Fighters
Long Road To Ruin
3:45
12
Foo Fighters
This Is A Call
3:53
13
Foo Fighters
Skin And Bones (Live At The Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca - August 2006)
4:01
14
Foo Fighters
Wheels
4:38
15
Foo Fighters
Word Forward
3:47
16
Foo Fighters
Everlong (Acoustic Version)
4:12
Released 02 November 2009, ℗ 2009 Roswell Records, Inc.

Review

Almost 15 years on from their debut, Foo Fighters deliver their first Greatest Hits, a 15-track (16 if the double dip on "Everlong" counts) retrospective covering their six albums from 1995 to 2007. Greatest Hits isn't arranged chronologically, which isn't a detriment; if anything, skipping through the years emphasizes just how consistent the Foos have been, always delivering oversized rock & roll where the hooks are as big as the guitars. The only exceptions to the rule are the two lo-fi cuts "Big Me" and "This Is a Call," with "I'll Stick Around" qualifying as this comp's inexplicable omission ("Walking After You," "DOA," "Stacked Actors," and "No Way Back" all also didn't make the cut), plucked from their 1995 debut, where the band was only Dave Grohl recording at home. Apart from this pair of tunes, this is all muscular, melodic modern rock, the kind that Foo Fighters almost patented, and if their consistency has occasionally made their albums blend together, it does result in one strong hits collection. [Greatest Hits was also released on vinyl.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine