Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
When people hear Foo Fighters mentioned the normal path the mind follows is to one of their most famous tracks, for me that’s The Pretender. This album is something that fans were hoping to be an exciting development in Foo’s career and it didn’t disappoint. Sonic Highways was a tour of America in a way, its 8 tracks long recorded in 8 different studios in 8 U.S cities, however some of the tracks definitely have some influences by American landmarks.
While there is 8 tracks on this album many of them stand out. Something For Nothing features Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick and while it starts slow, it definitely kicks in to a Foo’s classic. There was a mixed reception over this track opening the album but I feel that it gives the perfect feel for the album. What Did I Do/God As My Witness stood out to me, not always for the right reasons. There are some strange elements linked together but they all seem to work together except for Grohl’s. There’s just something about them in this track that doesn’t seem to work.
I know I haven’t wrote much but honestly what is there to say about the Foo Fighters being themselves and making another great album bar the odd element here and there. While the fan base of this band is huge, I’ve never really followed them. This album was a breath of fresh air in my collection, having multiple elements which help to showcase other artists is something the band have utilised.