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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... 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 153
  1. VitoV
    Jan 29, 2009
    10
    Perfect.
  2. MartinaD.
    Sep 8, 2004
    10
    Amazing. Utterly amazing.
  3. tuesdig
    Mar 30, 2005
    10
    Best Album Ever !!!
  4. MikeB
    Mar 31, 2004
    9
    Simply great. Finally I don't have to get drunk to want to dance.
  5. willab
    May 17, 2006
    9
    Very good, an excellent first album.
  6. VidM
    Aug 13, 2007
    8
    Nicely done!
  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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