Best Foo Fighters Albums


The Top Ten

1 The Colour and the Shape The Colour and the Shape

The album that introduced me to them and "Everlong" is still my favourite track of theirs. The rest of the tracks are also very good and sounds to me like their most cohesive album although the follow up "There Is Nothing Left To Lose" comes in a close second. This is still their best album and ranks among the best for its genre as well.

Wow... I'm very surprised that this isn't at the top. This is by far their best album, and beats out Wasting Light by a landslide. My Hero, Everlong, Monkey Wrench, Hey, Johnny Park! My Poor Brain, February Stars, and Walking After You are nearly impossible to beat. Vote this one up!

The heck!? Why is this all the way down here? Monkey Wrench, My Hero anyone? This has to be top.

My favourite album "The Color and The Shape" and "Wasting Light"...

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2 Wasting Light Wasting Light

Incredible. This is one of my favorite albums presented by any artist, in all honesty. Every song on that album has an entirely unique feel to it and you can tell just by listening how they enjoy doing what they do. The Foo Fighters should be the name of a wine. It should be the name of a whine that's incredibly good, and even though people think it can't get better, with age it does. That's what the Foo Fighters do. Thank you guys, for incredible music, hopefully for years and years to come!

This album is the most amazing album I've heard in a long time. It was recorded in a garage which makes it even better. This has the most heart and soul in a rock record that you will hear in a long time. You really get back to the basics of good old rock n' roll.

Oh My God... This album is GREAT. This is undoubtedly their best overall... Although my favorite song by them is the Pretender, the album that song is on doesn't even come CLOSE to this. Dave and Co. Are at full throttle and deliver a fantastic collection of music just for the fans... Good job guys.

While the Colour and Shape may have more 'radio big' hits, the album is not nearly as solid overall as this. Every song perfectly fits in a flow with one another and not a single weak track.

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3 There Is Nothing Left to Lose There Is Nothing Left to Lose

This album can be listened from Stacked Actors to MIA every single day for the rest of your life and you will never get bored. Though I will say that Wasting Light is the same but I love this album more. The colour and the shape was made great because Dave played drums on it - but its not as great as the two albums made in a garage...

Greatest hits album shouldn't count. But this album is legendary. I mean it contains some big hits... Generator, learn to fly, breakout, next year, sracked actors, aurora, M.I.A. and that's just the equal best songs on the album. This should be all the way up the top

No... Just no. Maybe Wasting Light rivals it, but Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, Colour and The Shape, and Greatest hits don't come close. Stacked Actors is incredible, with a heavy metal style that's unusual for Foo Fighters. Breakout is very catchy with a great beat and great guitar riffs. Learn to Fly... Enough said. Just a great album.

This is an amazing album. "Learn to Fly" is beautiful, "Stacked Actors" is incredible, and overall all of the songs, well, rock!

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4 Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

This is the Foo Fighters greatest album with all of their greatest song including The Pretender and Long Road To Ruin.

Shows the true variability the Foo Fighters have with their music. They go from the hard to the soft all sounding just as good as the last.

This is the most solid and fulfilling foo album. Its In Your Honor condensed down into perfect quantity of bliss and balance.

Should be #1

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5 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters

It's the debut album. It flows like it took a year to record, and out together, but it was recorded in five days. Come on. The songs are incredible. It's just a dark record that makes you feel good. Especially "Exhausted". It's just a perfect record. They sounded just like the record live during that time too. It's just an album full of bangers.

For being just a collection of songs that dave put together by himself, this album is great. Pure dave grohl the whole way. From songs like "for all the cows" to "watershed" this album is a go-to all the time for me

Unique to their later albums; essentially a Grohl solo, but it has a fantastic grunge feel to it. Nirvana-esque you could say, but it's not as heavy and the lyrics aren't as engaging, but this doesn't do anything to detract from the album All great songs, and the most grunge FF album like I said I think The Colour and the Shape is their best album, but this debut is way too low on this list.

6 One by One One by One

I personally love this album. Many people feel it was one of the weakest albums, but think about the gems on this album! All My Life and Times Like These, not to mention songs like Have It All and Burn Away, this album "Had it all." From the slower and mellow Tired Of You, to the head bang-worthy Come Back, this album is greatly overlooked compared to the rest.

Being a metal-head, this album's heaviness is great. The songs are also fairly good, but the band is right in saying it's not their outright best material. So maybe that's it - this isn't their best album, but it's my personal favorite.

Every song is perfection on this album and I don't tire of it.

One by one hitting up my sleeve!

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7 In Your Honor In Your Honor

Killer riffs on disc 1 and beautiful acoustic songs on disc 2. All the songs are great but my favorite is Hell, even though its less than 2 minutes long.

Okay, I understand why fans say Colour and the Shape, and Wasting Light and Left to Lose Are good where they are too, but THIS AT SEVEN? come on: Best of You, No Way Back, End Over End, Hell, DOA, Last Song, Still, In Your Honor? For shame... - Boi

This album is just awesome! It's so rich in variety and I love every song of the harder disc (1) as well as every one of the softer, calmer disc (2). And of course the lyrics are igenious, as always.

8 Sonic Highways Sonic Highways

This album has their only 2 bad songs I am a river and Subterranean though subterranean is very popular I just can't stand it and I am a river is something that my art teacher would put on during class and that's not a good thing.

Just came out but easily top 3 and my favorite

Ima short term fan, but this is the album I keep coming back to.

After watching the documentary and listening to the music, they sound reinvigorated and fresh. The Foo�' s are back!

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9 Greatest Hits Greatest Hits

Greatest hits albums don't count

It's got the word, 'greatest' in it for a reason. Monkey wrench, Everlong, Learn to fly, My hero, The best of you, really people!

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10 Skin & Bones Skin & Bones

I've listened to this album dozens of times in a period of just a few weeks and it doesn't get old. It's rendition of My Hero is my favorite version of the song and The orchestra-like version of times like these gives me chills, not to mention that Skin and Bones is one of my favorite songs. Definitely in my top 5 even though its not filled with original songs.

The Contenders

11 Saint Cecilia Ep Saint Cecilia Ep

Great ep the best songs on it are saint ceicilia and iron rooster in my opinion

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12 Medium Rare Medium Rare V 1 Comment
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