Sonic Highways

By: Connor Lenahan

Last year was an incredible year for me from a music perspective. Frankly, it was an amazing year for most of our country. We got albums from Justin Timberlake (two), Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Drake, Daft Punk, and J Cole just to name an incredibly selective few.

This year, however, there have yet to really be any albums to drop that have made me particularly excited. I’m still waiting on the possibility of Frank Ocean releasing music. Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West are apparently releasing albums later this year. I’m patient, but until now there has not been much that I have really gone crazy for.

I also happened to forget that the Foo Fighters, one of my favorite bands, announced that they have a new album coming in the fall. All this time I was waiting on something when I didn’t remember that my fall was far more stacked than I previously thought.

WatchMojo posted the above list of the top 10 Foo Fighters songs of all time, a list they nailed, just the other day. I remembered once I got to “Everlong” that I would soon be receiving new Foo Fighters songs.

I also get to watch the new HBO miniseries about the recording of this album, Sonic Highways, just next month. Yesterday a trailer for the miniseries was released.

Simply put: the more Dave Grohl in my life the better. The guy is amazing. I have met plenty of rockstars in my life but I would trade just about all of them to shake hands with and, almost assuredly, bear hug the man. He is responsible for not just all the amazing Foo Fighters music I have loved for years, but Nirvana’s catalog as well. I love Dave Grohl an unhealthy amount. Not in a way in which I’d stalk him, but should I see him across the room at a party I would run people down like an NFL player to inform him that “Learn to Fly” is the bomb dot com.

The good news kept coming the more I thought and listened the past day or so. New albums normally translate into new tours. Thanks to the TD Garden, there is a high chance I will see the Foos in concert for the first time in the next eight months.

So just like that I went from an otherwise underwhelming year musically to a stacked fall (should Ocean come out with something I will die), a new thing to watch next month, and the possibility of knocking another name off of my concert bucket list.

This is great. Happy day.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.