Review: Saint Cecilia by Foo Fighters

Saint Cecilia by Foo FightersSaint Cecilia is a surprise (and free) EP from the Foo Fighters, with five songs recorded at a hotel of the same name in Austin. Due to the circumstances around its release – the mysterious countdown on their website ended in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris – the band dedicated the record to the victims. But don’t look at this through the prism of lots of meaning. The best part about Saint Cecilia is how straightforward it is compared to their last record, the ambitious (to a fault) Sonic Highways. The Foos are just having fun here; for the most part, there’s nothing that stretches on too long, with an energy that bounces off the wall. After the perfunctory first track, “Sean” and “Savior Breath” just lets loose reminding us that, if they choose to just let their hair down, the Foos can deliver. Not that they haven’t before – if anything, the Foos have always delivered; that’s their thing – but you don’t have to think too much sometimes. [NB]4/5

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