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.
2. What If I Do?
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
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