Foo Fighters – Sonic HighwaysCultureMusicAlbum reviews
If you’re ever unfortunate enough to meet someone who claims not to like the Foo Fighters, back away slowly. The world-renowned band are original, gifted and not afraid to break new ground, so what’s not to love? Their new album, Sonic Highways, is unsurprisingly another piece of gold to add to their treasure chest of musical success.
Something from Nothing is an album highlight, and sounds rather reminiscent of the group’s earlier work, which obviously is no bad thing. In contrast, though, I Am a River debuts a new sound for the band, and does so with a vast sum of unhurried, emotive poise. The rest of the album is a miscellany of musical extravagance, featuring classic rock tracks that will blow your mind and potentially your eardrums too, depending on how loud you listen to them. The Feast and the Famine will be a favourite if you’re an addict of Dave Grohl’s untainted voice, and Congregation will be yours if you’re an enthusiast of true rock ‘n’ roll brilliance. There really is something for everyone on this collection of outstanding endeavour.
There may only be eight tracks featured on Sonic Highways, but when it comes to music, quality over quantity is always the way forward. Plus, each of these songs are so powerful in their delivery that you won’t feel like you’re missing out anyway. It’s uncommon with the rock genre, but there genuinely isn’t a weak track to be found. Likewise, any production flaws are virtually impossible to detect, which begs the question: is there anything that the Foo Fighters can’t do?
The three-year linger between albums may have been painful, but the Foo Fighters are back with a vengeance. It would be a complete understatement to say that this album is worthy of your hard-earned cash. Sonic Highways is a demonstration of what Foo Fighters do best: produce music that you’ll play into the ground.
Sonic Highways was released on 15th October 2014, for further information or to order the album visit here.
Watch the video for Something from Nothing here: