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Foo Fighters
In Your Honor
RCA Records
www.foofighters.com


Now, after awhile one tends to expect to hear the same type of music from their favorite band on each album produced (with maybe a few differences or changes). In the case of the Foo Fighters I began to expect to hear the typical "Foo-sound", that of their #1 hits: "Learn To Fly", "Monkey Wrench" and "My Hero". A modern-rock sound that borders on pop at times, making the band very radio friendly. So, when I picked up their most recent album In Your Honor I got what I was expecting, that is until, I popped in the second disc.

I have to say I was blown away. There are songs on this acoustic disc that I can just get lost in. This is not a sound that I ever thought I would hear from them, but this CD is almost amazing. It starts out with the song "Still", a very melodic, smooth song with possibly a little early Dave Matthews influence. The lyrics "promise I will be forever yours" really jump out at you, creating a nice impact for the song. The CD then ends with an equally excellent song than the one with which it started. "Razor" is one of my favorite songs from both albums. You get a hint of John Mayer in the guitar work, which is truly talented and the soft tone of the song really allows the listener to hear each chord. Yet, it doesn't take away from the even more touching lyrics: "I hope I get a chance to say goodbye", that really just stick with you.

Now granted, the CD is a little more expensive than a normal CD, but that extra buck or two is definitely worth it. Not only do you get some of that classic "Foo-sound" in the songs: "DOA" and "Best Of You" on Disc 1, but this awesome acoustic disc in addition. It takes an album like this to make me go back and check out what I've been missing from them. I truly encourage anyone who has ever enjoyed any Foo Fighter song, to check this CD out. It's worth the time, trust me.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Still
2. What If I Do?
3. Miracle
4. Another Round
5. Friend Of A Friend
6. Over And Out
7. On The Mend
8. Virginia Moon
9. Cold Day In The Sun
10. Razor


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