Foo Fighters There is Nothing Left To Lose

Apparently head Foo Dave Grohl has taken the title of this record to heart and figures that whatever the band release will be a huge hit so it might as well release a collection of largely uninteresting and uninspired rock songs. Like the previous, and equally disappointing The Color and The Shape, this record has its share of bright spots, mostly in the first half. But by the time we get to tracks seven through 11, we've had quite enough. Grohl was at his best when he did everything himself, as was the case with the first record. Writing as a band has dulled his edge somewhat. Oh well, I guess democracy doesn't come without some sacrifices. (Roswell)