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'Jaki Liebezeit has a motorik style but he's funky too'

Foo Fighters The Colour & The Shape Capitol

The Colour & The Shape may be an improvement on Foo Fighters' debut, but it has less impact. It is difficult to tell why; this is pleasant enough grunge-pop, energetic and melodic in roughly equal parts, but there is a touch of desperation about the album, as if Dave Grohl and his cronies realise that there's not that much mileage left in this kind of lumpen, overwrought American rock.

Pop albums: Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Geffen GED 25105

Who listens to Nirvana now? Apart, that is, from the Unplugged album, which furnishes an appealingly fragile, contemplative memorial to a career born in frustration and concluded in desperation.

Hail the metal Monkees

It's such a relief to see a rock band that don't mean anything at all. Emma Forrest falls in love with Terrorvision

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"HI, we're th' Foo Fighters," says the guy in the red T-shirt. He's not being entirely candid. He may be playing in a cramped student bar, but there are 14 photographers hoping that his hair will spill off his face so they can get a picture. There are more flapping notepads than there are publications that carry music reviews, so I can only assume that Farmer's Weekly has sent someone to elicit his views on crop density. He is Dave Grohl, formerly of Nirvana. Here we are, now entertain us.
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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible