Albums The Best Foo Fighters Albums of All Time  

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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.

 

The Colour and the Shape is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foo Fighters Albums of All Time
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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, Hey, Johnny Park!, + more

Label: Roswell Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post-grunge, Grunge

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#17 on The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

#39 on The Best Albums of the 1990s

#91 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

#4 on The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s

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Wasting Light is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foo Fighters Albums of All Time
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2 159 VOTES

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, White Limo, Back & Forth, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post-grunge

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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foo Fighters Albums of All Time
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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, Weenie Beenie, X-Static, + more

Length (mins): 00:44:07

Label: Roswell Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Post-grunge, Grunge

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#31 on The Best Albums of the 1990s

#92 on The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

#13 on The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 1990s

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There Is Nothing Left to Lose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foo Fighters Albums of All Time
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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, Breakout, Fraternity, + more

Length (mins): 00:49:39

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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