In support of their excellent eight-part TV documentary exploring the roots of American music, Dave Grohl and his merry and talented bunch of men have released an album bearing the same title. As they travelled the country to visit the featured cities for the programme, they recorded these tracks in eight ‘iconic’ studios and this album is the result. Grohl says that thanks to the history and culture, as well as the technical equipment and production, each studio and even the cities themselves had an effect on how their music sounded. More importantly for their followers, this is a very classy and well conceived album that should appeal to an even wider audience than the Foos already command. Check out the single pull and opening track, Something From Nothing as a taster; it’s a solid and forceful performance that is beautifully produced. It’s all good stuff though, particularly things like the high-energy Congregation that features some great light and shade. Outside really drives along and I Am A River gradually works towards a huge musical climax. We like this a lot so make sure you give it a listen (catch the TV series on catch-up too) - the more you do, the better it gets.