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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand Audio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
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1. jacqueline
2. tell her tonight
3. take me out
4. matinee
5. auf acshe
6. cheating on you
7. this fire
8. darts of pleasure
9. michael
10. come on home
11. 40 ft

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Franz Ferdinand is an unrelentingly smart, fluffy, and fun debut. This Scottish four-piece plays vaguely angular, guitar-heavy post-pop that makes you want to dance around the room while playing air guitar. It's the ideal hipster guilty-pleasure music for 2004. This is what the Rapture and Interpol would sound like if they wrote songs half as good as those they rip off, or the Strokes if their parents had sent them to art school instead of the fashion academy. Every song on here is so blatantly derivative it sounds almost original, like a modern Blur without the gloomy hangover. It's too early yet to tell if this is just a band for the moment or one for the ages--but who really cares with pop music, anyway? Songs like "Darts of Pleasure," "Come on Home," "Take Me Out," and "Cheating on You" are so good they will surely appeal to those without slanty, messy haircuts. --Mike McGonigal

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Kim Burrell ~ Franz Ferdinand

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wooo---ROCK! July 19 2004
By Liz
Format:Audio CD
All the songs in this album are fantastic!! Franz Ferdinand is an incredibly talented band that creates fearless music! They respect many different genres of music and they aren't (...) enough to say so. So, you see, you dimwitted metal rock punktards, you don't have to publicly hate pop music to be successful. No fear!!! wooo! music! wooo! WOOO!!! WOOOOOOO!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Why all the hype? March 28 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album before "Take Me Out" had hit the radio and I was disappointed from the beginning. Being a fan of the BritPop/Rock scene I thought I'd found a new gem, but this album is nothing but a boring, ho hum effort. I don't understand why this album has garnered so much attention and critical aclaim. The only standout track is "Take Me Out", and the rest did nothing to inspire me or really even catch my attention. I had a tough time "getting into" the album and gave up after 3 or 4 plays through. Franz Ferdinand just doesn't do it for me.
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1.0 out of 5 stars really bad May 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a perfect CD for people who don't have any taste in music, but want to drop the name of the CD just to look cool. It sucks... really.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Really, Really Good CD May 6 2004
By Mia Mia
Format:Audio CD
This CD is fabulous. The Dark of the Matinee is my favorite song not just on this CD, it's one of my favorites of all time. It's amazing. This CD is so catchy, and you won't mind that the songs are constantly in your head. Can't say enough, so I won't say much at all, just buy this CD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arch Dukes July 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
In 1990 Glasgow was named "European Capital of Culture." In 2004 it finally merited the title by serving as the launchpad of one of the most cultured rock bands on the planet: Franz Ferdinand, a group of four musicians from different parts of the UK, who met less than 2 years ago on the Glasgow student/club scene.
Their cultural depth is nowhere more evident than in the skillful use of Surrealist collage and Soviet Constructivism to highlight the mechanical, brutalised feel of the music on the video for "Take Me Out."
Although often called a hard city, musical tastes in Glasgow have always been more fey, louche, and decadent, in an old-fashioned Weimar Republic sort of way, leading to music that is both more unique and, until now, less commercially successful than the beerish, laddish rock or druggy blip-blip stuff that has (mis)represented Britain over recent years.
Franz Ferdinand's take on post-punk, retro 80s, art rock (with globs of funk and lounge singing thrown in) is among other things, an expression of this. The attitude -- angular guitars/ rushed, glib, affecting arrangements/ detached, ironic singing -- fits perfectly with the slightly peeved way people feel in big cities, unleashing some of the same modernist angst still associated with bands like Joy Division, but with a Talking Heads sense of fun.
Catchy yet edgy; traditional yet fresh!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calm Down! July 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
Hey, listen for just one minute. Why are you guys all arguing over these reviews??
Ok from the beginning...I'm at University in Glasgow (the city where FF are from) and have seen these boys live twice. I have also met them and got my album signed( all really nice guys). I think this gives me the authority to tell you...buy this album!
Don't compare them to anyone, they're unique with their catchy riffs and witty lyrics. Not too heavy, just really catchy. Just enjoy the experience, there's not a poor song on here. Definitely one of those albums you can play the whole way through without skipping tracks.
(Ps Franz Ferdinand is someone's name. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was asassinated 28th June 1914 in Sarejavo, Bosnia. Undoubtedly one of the factors fuelling the beginning of World War 1. So there you go!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ewww July 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ok, I'll admit it I looove "take me out" (that's probably because my favorite band is Led Zepplin, and some people say the riff's stolen from them, but anyway...) I bought the cd and the rest of it SUCKS! Boring-ly repetative...everything! Beats, lyrics, notes, everything. If you're a fan of pop-type dance remixes, you might like it, but otherwise, don't waste your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Franz Ferdinand's shallow debut album is arguably the worst thing that has happened to Rock'n Roll Revival so far. If they're too lazy to give any meaning to what they do, maybe we should feel too lazy to buy their records. Who said danceable music has to be music of no importance? Buddy Holly, The Beatles, New Order, Pulp... All proved you don't have to sell out to produce amazing disco tunes. I wasn't surprised to learn that Franz Ferdinand took half of their inspiration from Duran Duran. Bands who make danceable music for the sake of it ain't what Rock'n Roll needs!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a while...
When I first purchased this album & bought it for the power songs. I then noticed they were pretty much the only songs & enjoyed. Read more
Published on Aug. 13 2008 by Martine
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb Album.
I do not buy a cd on the strength of one or few songs unless those songs can redeem its entirety(Foo Fighter's "All My Life"). Read more
Published on Oct. 29 2005 by bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Franz Ferdinand are the best band out there right now...
This is such a great CD and I would, and have, recommended it to everyone I know. All of the songs are so good that I don't know how they decided which ones to make singles. Read more
Published on Sept. 17 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This C.D. is amazing. I love take me out, auf achse, the dark of the matinee, and this fire. Not only are the lyrics good, but the music is great too! This C.D. Read more
Published on March 19 2005
2.0 out of 5 stars Overhyped Garbage
I love the songs Take Me Out and Auf Asche, but for the most part this album blows, and the hype is completely unjustified. Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2005 by Jeff V
4.0 out of 5 stars The best album I heard in 2004!
I got this album after hearing the first single, Take Me Out, a very good song with a catchy guitar riff. When I first got the album, I wasn't that impressed, but it grew on me! Read more
Published on Feb. 5 2005 by Music Lover
4.0 out of 5 stars A listening Pleasure.
One of the coolest Cd's of the year. This Scottish Quartet has
mixed 80S NEW WAVE, WITH 70S DISCO brilliantly. KEEPS You moving while listening. Read more
Published on Dec 8 2004 by "scapin11"
3.0 out of 5 stars bad rock or good music?
this album is a return to the dark side of the 70s where rock slowly evaproated into whatever the heck the 80s were. Read more
Published on Oct. 19 2004 by walid habboub
1.0 out of 5 stars Franz Ferdinand kicks ass!!
okay where do i start this is the greastest alt rock alblum ever enough said
Published on July 19 2004 by FLiPhkd245
5.0 out of 5 stars If I could only have one CD for the rest of my life...
Okay, well, who knows what my taste will be like when I'm an old person? But, I know what I like at this phase in my life, and it is precisely what Franz Ferdinand dishes out:... Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Victoria
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