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Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
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Studio album by Foo Fighters
Released 25 September 2007
Recorded March – June 2007 at Studio 606 West in Northridge, Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length 51:12
Label Roswell, RCA
Producer Gil Norton
Foo Fighters chronology
In Your Honor
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Greatest Hits
Singles from Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
  1. "The Pretender"
    Released: 21 August 2007
  2. "Long Road to Ruin"
    Released: 3 December 2007
  3. "Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)"
    Released: 7 April 2008
  4. "Let It Die"
    Released: 24 June 2008

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace is the sixth studio album by the Foo Fighters, released on September 25, 2007.

The album debuted at the top of the UK album chart, selling 135,685 albums in its first week. The album also went platinum in its first week in both Australia and New Zealand. In the U.S., it entered the Billboard 200 album chart at #3, selling 168,668 copies in its first week, and has since been certified gold. As of October 27, 2010, it has sold 889,000 copies in US.

The album was the band's fourth to have a song reach the top of the Modern Rock Tracks, with "The Pretender", as well as "Long Road to Ruin" and "Let It Die". With 18 weeks at the summit, "The Pretender" also set the record for longest stretch at #1 on Billboard's Alternative / Modern Rock chart. With "Long Road to Ruin" (7 weeks at #1) and "Let It Die" (4 weeks at #1), the album has a total of 29 weeks atop the chart, making it the most successful album on the chart since Linkin Park's Meteora. Also with "Let It Die", it became the group's first album to spawn three Number One hits on the Modern Rock Tracks charts. It was only the ninth album in history to spawn 3 number 1 hits on this chart.

The album won the 2008 Grammy for Best Rock Album and "The Pretender" won for Best Hard Rock Performance. The album was also nominated for Album of the Year, while "The Pretender" was also nominated for Record of the Year and Best Rock Song. The band had previously won Best Rock Album Grammys for There Is Nothing Left to Lose and One by One. The album also won Best International Album at the 2008 Brit Awards.

Track list[]

  1. The Pretender
  2. Let It Die
  3. Erase/Replace
  4. Long Road to Ruin
  5. Come Alive
  6. Stranger Things Have Happened
  7. Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)
  8. Summer's End
  9. Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners
  10. Statues
  11. But, Honestly
  12. Home

Foo Fighters, The Colour and The Shape, There is Nothing Left to Lose, One By One, In Your Honor, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways, Concrete and Gold