I used to adore Foo Fighters (not "THE" Foo Fighters) during the period of their first two albums.
Unfortunately, as most bands do, they then decided that playing a certain sound would guarantee more radio play, and headline shows at more mainstream arenas and festivals. Hence, their musical output altered noticeably.
I'm hoping they return to a much more honest sound with the new record. Songs like "Wattershed", "The Colour And The Shape", "Monkey Wrench", "New Way Home", "My Poor Brain", "Oh George" and "I'll Stick Around" are classics in every sense of the word, and shaped who they are.
In no way is this an insult to the band - I still think they're great. I just hope they find it in themselves to make a good honest record, rather than one that will guarantee them radio play.