Having commemorated their tenth anniversary with a year-plus run commencing with In Your Honor (a double album the New York Times called an "unexpected magnum opus"), sold out rock arena shows and a toned down intimate theater trek, and a headlining gig at London's Hyde Park for a crowd of 85,000, the question looms larger than any in the Foo Fighters' career to date: What do they do for an encore?!? the answer comes in the form of "The Pretender," the first single from the band's sixth studio album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, out on Roswell/RCA.
Produced by Gil Norton, who last worked with the band on 1997's double-platinum The Colour and the Shape (recently reissued in deluxe 10th anniversary form), Dave Grohl, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarist Chris Shiflett have crafted a 12-track milestone that showcases and reconciles the band's every strength and sensibility in the most complex and confident Foo Fighters album to date.
- 1 Pretender
- 2 Let It Die
- 3 Erase/Replace
- 4 Long Road to Ruin
- 5 Come Alive
- 6 Stranger Things Have Happened
- 7 Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)
- 8 Summer's End
- 9 Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners
- 10 Statues
- 11 But, Honestly
- 12 Hom