No. 30- The Colour and the Shape
Album: The Colour and the Shape
Artist: Foo Fighters
Year Released: 1997
I really got into this album...
Favorite songs include...
“Walking After You”
“Hey, Johnny Park!”
Why it’s so good...
This is the soundtrack to my teenage life. It encompasses all the angst, the heartbreak, the energy, and the passion of my teenage self. In any conversation that may get brought up about music that inspired me in my younger years or conversations about the first bands/albums/songs that meant a lot to me- this is always one of the first that I mention. It's just so foundational to my musical journey.
Dave Grohl just understands how to take that hard rock sound that he loves so much and channel it through a pop sensibility. I love a good rock out song that I can sing along to. And this album definitely features some of my favorite drum playing on any record. Not because it's overly complicated, but because it's powerful and it's consistent- all without being distracting from the rest of the song.
I love each song on this album individually (seriously, a couple of them are some of my all-time favorite songs), but they all add up to form one cohesive unit of music. It's without a doubt the most under-appreciated albums of the 90s and probably of all time.