Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Wasting Light took a little time to grow on me as an album. I mean, I was immediately drawn to some of the highlights of this album, but since I don't listen to the radio any more, I still can't tell you if any of them are radio releases. I'd say my favourite songs are "Rosemary," "Arlandria," and "Miss the Misery," because I really like the chord progressions. They're just great rock songs, but very smartly written; unexpected minors and the rest.
For all the nifty chord changes, there are some really inexplicable... one-note solos? I don't even know what to call these things. The disc opens with something I could only describe as jarring as the intro to "Bridge Burning," and there's another one in an already stupid-sounding bridge in "Arlandria." The latter is especially unfortunate since I love the song otherwise. So, I don't know what's up with that, but I don't like it.
"White Limo" seems to be the token "Dave Grohl needs to scream" song. Not a fan.
I liked this disc. Like I said, it took a little bit to grow on me. Even though there are a few "bads" in this review, none of them are bad enough to keep me from recommending this one. Of course, that does assume you like this genre in the first place....