Franz Ferdinand

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Universal acclaim- based on 297 Ratings

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  • Summary: The most hyped band to come out of the UK in early 2004 is Glasgow, Scotland's Franz Ferdinand, an art-rock quartet who make their full-length debut with this self-titled release, the winner of the UK's coveted Mercury Music Prize in 2004.

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Take Me Out
So if you're lonely You know I'm here waiting for you I'm just a cross hair I'm just a shot away from you And if you leave here You leave me broken,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Uncut
    100
    For all the influences, their voice is uniquely, gently mad. [Mar 2004, p.88]
  2. Filter
    91
    Relentlessly sultry, with lush arrangements framed by slamming dance beats. [#9, p.102]
  3. The most musically rich, catchy, smartly written "new new wave" record since Interpol's Turn on the Bright Lights.
  4. Blender
    80
    The band's debut struts and flirts like the best-looking guy at the bar. [Apr 2004, p.126]
  5. Insanely catchy and perfect for singing along with.
  6. Franz Ferdinand's music possesses an intriguing, passive-aggressive kind of wasted elegance that never quite pays off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 152
  1. VitoV
    Jan 29, 2009
    10
    Perfect.
  2. sonofetr2112
    Sep 6, 2004
    10
    This i think is an awesome album. just when i thought creativity and invention had left the music scene, here comes franz ferdinand as a This i think is an awesome album. just when i thought creativity and invention had left the music scene, here comes franz ferdinand as a shiny new beacon of light. i pity the guy abouve who gave this album a 2. He obviously can't see a great thing, even when it SLAPS him in the face, like this album. Expand
  3. KellyW
    Feb 26, 2005
    10
    A amazing little album that you can vacuum the house to.
  4. MikeB
    Mar 31, 2004
    9
    Simply great. Finally I don't have to get drunk to want to dance.
  5. Rik
    Jan 28, 2006
    9
    THis is absolutely the best album I ve heard in years and it keeps Indie music alive!!
  6. carlos
    May 16, 2005
    8
    ummm good?
  7. TimB.
    Mar 10, 2004
    0
    Why is it that all these no name bands get great reviews. All these indie/art rock bands are nothing and will never be remembered for anything.

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