Label: RCA - 74321 98188 4,BMG - 74321 98188 4,Roswell Records - 74321 98188 4 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock
Production on the album was troubled, with initial recording sessions considered unsatisfying and raising tensions between the band members.
They eventually decided to redo the album from scratch during a two-week period at frontman Dave Grohl 's home studio in Alexandria, Virginia. The album, which includes the successful singles " All My Life " and " Times Like These ", has been noted for its introspective lyrics and a heavier, more aggressive sound compared to the band's Burn Away - Foo Fighters - One By One work, which Grohl said was intended to translate the energy of the Foo Fighters' live performances into a recording.
This was the first album recorded with Chris Shiflett as part of the band. The album was a commercial success, topping the charts in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, and sold over one million copies in the United States.
One by One was positively received by critics, who praised its sound and production, and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album inthe second for the band; however, some considered the work inferior to the band's previous albums, and the band themselves eventually grew distasteful of the record as a whole.
Following the extended tour promoting There Is Nothing Left to Losewhich kept the Foo Fighters mostly on the road between and the band started to compose songs for their next album in early After demo work in drummer Taylor Hawkins ' home studio in Topangathe band used the second quarter of to perform in European festivals.
In August, after performing in Chelmsford's V FestivalHawkins suffered a heroin overdose that left him in a coma for two weeks. Raskulinecz had just left his job at Sound City Studiosand speculated that Grohl, having found difficulty in 'finding a guy who would commit to sitting in his basement for four months', picked him for his energetic and enthusiastic nature. The progress of the Virginia sessions started to become stale,  so with six tracks finished, in January the band moved to Los Angeles ' Conway Studios for a "change of scenery".
The recording sessions Dole Komunisti, Dajte Mi Moje Dite! - Various - KAZIN #3 - Third Croatian Audio Fanzine considered unsatisfying; Hawkins said that "nobody had their studio chops together",  and Grohl considered that the band was lacking enthusiasm and were too focused on production,   adding that he felt the rough mixes "sucked a lot of the life out of the songs" and "sound[e]d like another band playing our songs.
The band also showed disappointment with the ten songs that emerged from the sessions, as Hawkins described the finished tracks as "million-dollar demos",  and Grohl considered the recordings "far too clean, too tame and boring".
In Aprilthe band discarded the recordings and took a break. The musicians decided to at least perform in Coachella before deciding whether to continue playing together or end the band. After enjoying their performance, the bandmembers decided to remain united and returned to re-recording the album. Grohl decided to take a two-week period before the QOTSA went on tour to work on the Foo Fighters record,  and after consulting Raskulinecz decided to promote him to producer.
The title One by One —taken from a lyric on "All My Life", and for which the spelling 1 X 1 was also considered—was chosen according to Grohl because "it somehow made sense",  and even worked as a reference to relationships—"one person by another person, or one after another". The singer added that the word one is frequently used in the album's lyrics, meaning either loneliness or continuation.
Upon its release, One by One was considered the band's heaviest album,  as Grohl described the sound as a darker and more aggressive approach as opposed to the band's usual work.
And then I end up putting this four-part harmony on Burn Away - Foo Fighters - One By Oneand all of sudden it's beautiful. Like 'wait a second, it was supposed to be gross, and now it's gorgeous'. While in previous records Grohl tried to not get introspective in his lyrics, for One by One he found himself writing lyrics that matched the "emotional level we were hinting with the music", such as "Come Back", with words "revealing all these dark, shitty sides of myself".
The album artwork was done by Raymond Pettibonwho has worked with punk bands such as Black Flag and Minutemen. Grohl was introduced to Pettibon by ex-Minutemen bassist Mike Watt and, after visiting his house, decided to hire him for the artwork because "we had to somehow pay tribute to Pettibon as a hero, because his stuff, those images just stuck with me my whole life. An Enhanced CD edition was released with weblinks to their official website and where to download free music.
One by One received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritica website that assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews John - Thee AHs - Names mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 19 reviews.
However, many reviewers felt that the album was not up to the standards of the Foo Fighters' previous work. AllMusic 's Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that although One by One was well-produced and played, it was too polished to "hit at a gut-level" and that the songs were "not as immediate or memorable" as the band's earlier compositions.
Club described One by One as "mostly middling, sticking to slick, pounding, functional rock that doesn't dig much deeper than the usual spleen-venting and loud-quiet brooding-to-bluster formula".
Grohl stated that he was frustrated at himself for rushing on the Looking At You - Joanna Carlson - The Light Of Home "four of Burn Away - Foo Fighters - One By One songs were good, and the other seven I've never played again in my life.
One by One was released on October Back To Strife - Rodney Branigan - Live Across America, The album debuted at third place on the Billboardwithcopies sold in its first week,  and spent 50 overall weeks on the chart.
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Roswell RCA. The difference between " All My Life " and "All My Life" was that this one cost a million dollars and sounded like crap, [while] this one we did in my basement for half an hour and became the biggest fucking song the band ever had. Sample of the album's lead single " All My Life ". Dave Grohl described it as representative of the album's sound for being "much more aggressive" as well as "a little darker, more romantic, creepier than anything we have done".
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