Foo Fighters have on their eighth album touring in eight US cities to capture the history of music, and recorded a song in each city. Frontman Dave Grohl has also produced a documentary for HBO with the same name as the album, where he interviews people who had an impact on the urban music history. It is ambitious and honorably, but the album is presented as a single unit that will stand on its own, so it's hard to see them as parts of the same work. The disc is unfortunately a bit thin, as if a level is constantly absent in by listening - will the weight when the narration in audio and video combined?
"Sonic highways" has no "Everlong" and "The Pretender," but as individual tracks makes up most of the songs well, and as the arena band Foo Fighters have become, in principle, every one to make himself good live. Opening "Something from Nothing" is classic Foo Fighters rock, "In the clear" Bruce Springsteen-scented rocking friendly, and the seven minute long "I am a river", which was filmed in Seattle, pierces to the core with its grinding sensitivity.
The album, which device, with its eight tracks for short - there is nothing that ties together the real, and it leaves me with a feeling of embarrassment. Despite the major prerequisites to indulge it is surprisingly straight and secure. "Sonic highways" is a slice of music history which ironically does not go into the history of music.