One by One
The band's quirkiness pervades on its latest album, but while the tracks feature more mature lyrics they remain stagnant instrumentally.
Deep guitar strumming opens the album, accompanied by Dave Grohl's distinctive voice. "All My Life" is reminiscent of most Foo Fighters songs, with hard-driving drums accented by guitar, but also features distressed chords during the chorus that break up the redundancy.
But there are no distinctive breaks between songs, each picking up where the other left off. The second track on One by One begins at what sounds like the middle of a song. Grohl's cheery voice chimes in, serving as a foil against the rough music. His breathy "Ooh" sounds refreshing against the rapid drums and heavy guitar.
It's songs like "Low" that make the Foo Fighters so impressive. While the band fits the alternative mold instrumentally, Grohl's vocal style makes the band accessible to mainstream listeners.