After some lengthy anticipation, it’s here.
The Foo Fighters‘ new album, Concrete & Gold, was made available for streaming on Thursday night. As pre-release songs such as “Run” and “The Sky is a Neighborhood” suggested, the Foos and producer Greg Kurstin were dealing with some diverse material, making Concrete & Gold one of the veteran rock band’s most complete musical accomplishments to date.
Sir Paul McCartney even shows up in a guest spot (playing drums in the Taylor Hawkins-led “Sunday Rain”), while Justin Timberlake makes an appearance doing backing vocals on a song fans have speculated is the proggy “Make it Right.” Alison Mosshart of the Kills also shows up, as this is a record bursting with those friendly with the Foo.
More than 20 years into the Foo Fighters’ existence, Dave Grohl knows what he’s doing. The band has a legacy, a signature sound and a penchant for paying homage to their heroes, and all of that shines through very brightly on Concrete & Gold. Richly produced and mixed, the whole thing is one of the most cohesive statements the Foos have laid down on tape.
Listen to the album below, via Spotify: