I’ve got another confession to make… I love Foos…
I’ve been a fan of Dave Grohl’s post-Nirvana rock outfit for around 10 years now, and they’ve been consistently been one of my favourite bands to listen to. And, with over 20 years of stadium-filling anthems under their belt, there’s plenty of great music to go around. Whether it’s heavy metal shredding or tender acoustic melodies, this four-(then five-, now six-)piece group can play the whole rock spectrum – and do it pretty damn well, at that. I finally got to see them live at the O2 Arena in London last week, and I’m happy to report that they’re just as good live as they are on their records.
But, that begs the question: which one of the Foo Fighters’ offerings is actually their best? With the recent release of their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, now seems like a perfect time to delve through the band’s back catalogue and decide which is truly the best, the best, the best, the best of Foo…
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1. I’ll Stick Around
2. All My Life
3. Learn to Fly
4. The Sky Is a Neighborhood
5. La Dee Da
6. The Pretender
7. These Days
9. Tie Your Mother Down
10. Cold Day in the Sun
13. Dirty Water
14. Make It Right
15. My Hero
16. Skin and Bones
18. This Is a Call
20. White Limo
22. Times Like These
23. Sunday Rain
24. Monkey Wrench
25. Never Gonna Give You Up (with Rick Astley)
26. Best of You
Two years ago, I’d never even heard of X Japan. But, fast forward to last weekend, and I was sat in the audience for their long-awaited Wembley Arena show.
And you know what? It absolutely rocked.
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Has it really been a year already?! As we approach the end of 2016, it’s time to look back on the last 366 days. I feel like I say this every December, but it’s hardly been the most vintage of years – in more ways than one this time, considering the amount of controversy and tragedy that’s happened over the last 12 months. Nevertheless, through all the darkness and fear, the world of entertainment has kept on spinning, churning out the odd gem to keep us smiling onward towards (hopefully) better things in 2017.
So, please join me on a trip down memory lane as I pick out my favourite media releases from the year gone by. It’s not all been bad, after all…!
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Kyle Gass, best known as one half of comedy-rock duo Tenacious D, comes thundering back into town with his solo band’s second album. From the ashes of his first side project Trainwreck rose the almighty phoenix that is the Kyle Gass Band – no frills, no gimmicks, just a bunch of dudes rocking out and having some fun. Their eponymous first album was full of catchy quips and memorable melodies, but can Kage and his gang overcome the difficult second album syndrome with Thundering Herd…?
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The end is nigh for 2015 – it’s been 365 days of thrills, spills, and just about everything in between. It’s the year we finally went Back to the Future, and in true time-travelling style we could delve into the biggest new stories gone by or make predictions for the year ahead… but let’s be honest, all we really want is to be entertained! 2015 has hardly been what I’d consider a vintage year for the entertainment world, somewhat lacking in substance compared to its predecessors in recent memory – however, that’s not to discredit some of the quality output we have received over the last 12 months, because when entertainment in 2015 was good, it was really good. Rather, it’s been a steady drip-feed of smaller, less groundbreaking media that’s mildly satisfying but left you craving just that little more, with the real big hitters fewer and further apart.
Just what was the cream of the crop though? Which stellar examples of entertainment really set my heart alight and left me with a ridiculously stupid grin right across my face? Well, you’re about to find out, as we crown the winners that will stand the test of time and make 2015 an exciting year to look back on…
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