Foo Fighters' self-titled debut album was released in 1995, following the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of Dave Grohl's previous band, Nirvana. The album was written and recorded almost entirely by Grohl himself, with the exception of one guitar part by Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs. The album features a mix of heavy rock songs and more melodic, pop-influenced tracks, with a strong emphasis on melody and catchy hooks. The album received critical acclaim upon its release and has since become a classic of the alternative rock genre, showcasing Grohl's talents as a songwriter, musician, and producer.