You still on the Foos hype? Foo Fighters produce follow-up to 2017’s Concrete and Gold – with little ambition.
Medicine At Midnight? More like Valium at Midnight, eh?
After Concrete and Gold in 2017, many fans were dubious upon their return – and they were absolutely right to be.
What Medicine At Midnight offers, is very little. Slotted in between their pre-released singles of Waiting on a War, Shame Shame and Making A Fire, are – quite frankly, lazy – songs that muddle within one another and become a rock assortment of confusion.
To be quite frank, a lot of fans – me included – did not have massively high expectations if Shame Shame and Waiting on a War were the singles they were promoting the album for. With these singles that never really got going, we were waiting for a repeat concoction that Concrete and Gold offered to us. That’s two albums now, have the Foos lost their spark?
Now, don’t get me wrong, you can’t expect the Foos to produce the same quality year-in, year-out as we saw in The Colour and the Shape and There is Nothing Left to Lose at the start of the band’s career, but most bands in the rock world, would certainly divert from the drib and drab of what Medicine At Midnight offers.
Making A Fire is the redeeming quality that blows the cobwebs away. Having the potential for the intro song for kicking off their tours when they return, I imagine the band wanted to pick up where they left off and trail-blaze throughout the album with the same satisfaction, but it slowly spirals into an abundance of sedated album fillers that never really get going. I even listened to them over and over again, trying to find something in it, but sometimes, we create our own heartbreaks through expectation.
I guess I could say the redeeming factor is the collective back-to-back of No Son of Mine and Holding Poison that work well together, where we see a presence of old Foos somewhere from the Wasting Light era. But other than that, there is nothing to write home about.
“Hallelujah, spread the news, but don’t believe the hype”Making A Fire, Foo Fighters
Sorry Dave, I think I’ll take your advice with this one.