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The Best Foo Fighters Albums of All Time

Updated March 16, 2021 2.9k votes 659 voters 8.1k views10 items

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The Dave Grohl-led Foo Fighters are considered both one of the best alternative rock bands and greatest rock bands of all time. List of the best Foo Fighters albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Foo Fighters discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Foo Fighters albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Foo Fighters singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Foo Fighters album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Foo Fighters album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Formed in 1994 (the same year Nirvana folded after the death of Kurt Cobain), the Foo Fighters was Dave Grohl’s secret solo project he used to demo songs he wrote while drumming with Nirvana. After Cobain died and Nirvana dissolved, Grohl’s demos became the Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut album. He eventually formed a band consisting of Nate Mendel of Sunny Day Real Estate, Taylor Hawkins (who was once Alanis Morissette’s drummer), and Pat Smear of the Germs.

If you want to know the best Foo Fighters album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums range from There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999) to The Colour and the Shape (1997) to Wasting Light (2011). These popular Foo Fighters CDs have been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion.


  • 1. Doll
    2. Monkey Wrench
    3. Hey, Johnny Park!
    4. My Poor Brain
    5. Wind Up
    6. Up in Arms
    7. My Hero
    8. See You
    9. Enough Space
    10. February Stars
    11. Everlong
    12. Walking After You
    13. New Way Home

    • Release Date: 1997
    • Artist: Foo Fighters
    • Tracks: February Stars, My Hero, Walking After You
    • Label: Roswell Records
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post-grunge, Grunge
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    1. Bridge Burning
    2. Rope
    3. Dear Rosemary
    4. White Limo
    5. Arlandria
    6. These Days
    7. Back & Forth
    8. A Matter of Time
    9. Miss the Misery
    10. I Should Have Known
    11. Walk

    • Release Date: 2011
    • Artist: Foo Fighters
    • Tracks: Walk, I Should Have Known, Arlandria
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post-grunge
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  • 1. Stacked Actors
    2. Breakout
    3. Learn to Fly
    4. Gimme Stitches
    5. Generator
    6. Aurora
    7. Live-In Skin
    8. Next Year
    9. Headwires
    10. Ain't It the Life
    11. M.I.A.

    • Release Date: 1999
    • Artist: Foo Fighters
    • Producer: Adam Kasper
    • Tracks: Learn to Fly, Aurora, Ain’t It the Life
    • Length (mins): 00:49:39
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Post-grunge
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  • 1. This Is a Call
    2. I'll Stick Around
    3. Big Me
    4. Alone + Easy Target
    5. Good Grief
    6. Floaty
    7. Weenie Beenie
    8. Oh, George
    9. For All the Cows
    10. X-Static
    11. Wattershed
    12. Exhausted

    • Release Date: 1995
    • Artist: Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
    • Producer: Foo Fighters, Barrett Jones
    • Tracks: Big Me, This Is a Call, I’ll Stick Around
    • Length (mins): 00:44:07
    • Label: Roswell Records
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Post-grunge, Grunge
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