In Your Honor

Common Sense Media says

Powerful rock & roll with a softer side.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

They stay out of the way.

Violence

Some poetic death references.

Sex

Nothing obvious.

Language

Non-explicit version is the one to get.

Consumerism

Nothing obvious.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that an explicit version, offered as an alternative (instead of the other way around), isn't all that interesting or necessary -- the "regular" version does just fine.

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What's the story?

Former Nirvana member Dave Grohl, lead singer of the Foo Fighters, attacks the vocals on disc #1 of IN YOUR HONOR with his usual visceral intensity, backed by blistering guitar work and attack-mode rhythm tracks. On disc #2, listen for flamenco guitar and delicate piano on \"Virginia Moon,\" a duet with Norah Jones in which Grohl gets to croon romantic Hallmark-worthy poetry to a bossa nova beat. Another track, \"Miracle,\" features Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, and \"Cold Day in the Sum\" gives drummer Taylor Hawkins a shot at lead vocals. It feels like everyone involved is stretching -- taking musical chances that mostly end up working out well.

Is it any good?

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On disc #1, these guys make it clear they know their way around a musical hook or two, and they aren't afraid to give it all they've got, even if the lyrics alone would have little effect if you took away the overly dramatic poetic death metaphors. The first disc offers terrific performances, but with few surprises. The real gems are on disc #2, a quieter and sweeter Yang to disc #1's Yin. There's a feeling of immediacy and honesty in these quieter tracks that somehow trumps the big loud stuff on disc #1, making this feel like the heart of the album.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the several death references in the lyrics, and also why an explicit version needs to be available at all.

Music details

Artist:Foo Fighters
Release date:June 14, 2005
Label:RCA
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written bystickyicky January 20, 2009
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Great Album

This is a great album. The one problem is that the songs can get repetitive. I don't think that it was necessary to write twenty songs for one CD.
Adult Written byGeoff. January 12, 2009
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In Your Honor + Five Songs and a Cover

The 2 disc "In Your Honor" CD is in my opinion REALLY good, but the EP "Five Songs and a Cover" is even better, sure its only one CD and only have 6 songs, but it still kicks ass
Kid, 6 years old April 9, 2008
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Fantastic

Best Foo Fighters album ever!

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