I first heard “The Feast and the Famine” while watching the end of the second episode (i.e., the Washington, D.C. episode) of the Foo Fighters‘/Dave Grohl‘s Sonic Highways HBO series about the making of Sonic Highways (the album) and the cities in which they recorded each track. I loved the song immediately, and still love it now. The album didn’t turn out to be as good as I had hoped — I criticized it for not feeling particularly cohesive when I reviewed it — but “The Feast and the Famine” is absolutely one of the highlights, for sure; I reserved a spot for it on my Top Tracks of 2014 list as soon as I heard it.
- Foo Fighters – “Aurora” (1999)
- Foo Fighters – “I Am a River” (2014)
- Foo Fighters – “Outside” (2014)
- Foo Fighters – “Something from Nothing” (2014)
- Foo Fighters – “Subterranean” (2014)
Also, be sure to read Stephen Thomas Erlewine’s review of Sonic Highways on AllMusic if you haven’t listened to “The Feast and the Famine” or haven’t kept up with the Foos in recent years.