Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’
Our run down of the tracks named the 500 greatest songs of all time in this week’s NME continues… In at 400, it’s the Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’ (1999, Roswell/RCA). The video showed Dave Grohl could act. The song, meanwhile, proved he could write guitar pop firecrackers that stomped emo underfoot.
Gorillaz – ‘DARE’
338. Gorillaz – ‘DARE’ (2005, Parlophone).
Roping Shaun Ryder and his lolling Mancunian drawl into the equation and with Damon Albarn on falsetto backing vocal duties and Danger Mouse taking care of production, a cartoon band became a very human prospect, complete with squelchy beats, scratchy synths and a global reach.