"Rope"

Click to listen to the Foo Fighters' "Rope"

The Foos went for a stripped down, return-to-basics approach on their forthcoming seventh album, Wasting Light (recorded with Butch Vig in Dave Grohl's garage). The first single rides lower to the ground that the usual Foos anthem, especially during the gnarled-guitar fire-fight at the end, without undercutting the modern-rock heroism that's become one of the few reliable guitar-based brands on contemporary radio. Grohl's the last of the modern-rock Mohicans, forever true to his fading creed, probably because he helped invent it.

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