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Alternative - Studio, MixedRecording - 1, 2 CD(s) - Label: Domino - Distributor: Discovery, PIAS UK/Sony DADC - Released: 09/02/2004 - 5034202113621, ...

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“BURN THIS CITY!”

published 03/06/2005

ProDanceable, great lyrics, effortlessly cool, influe...

ConsNil, other than the bandwagon-hoppers it may cause

The band that go by the name of Franz Ferdinand have had a rather spectacular 2004. Going from alternative underdogs with a limited cult audience at the start of the year, they ended 2004 and began 2005 as the biggest band in the nation, seemingly adored by everybody from the media to the...

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“Franz Ferdinand”

published 21/03/2014

ProGreat album that rarely loses pace

ConsOne weaker track, would be very 'samey' to some

I had liked all of the singles that I had heard from Franz Ferdinand, so when this album was released, I had to buy it. As I have a lot of time on my minds at the minute, I have been looking through some old CD's and thought I would review a few of them as well. This album was originally released...

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Super

ProEnjoyably listenable without descending into ear s...

ConsFinal half of the album starts to tire

Well, wonders never cease. Me doing a proper mainstream music review! I have thus far written roughly 70 reviews on classical and film music of varying popularity during my time on the review sites, but never have I ventured into the realms of what more normal young people should be into. That is...

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Excellent

“Worth the Mercury Prize?”

published 20/09/2004

ProQuality tunes, British band

ConsToo short

Introduction I’ve been thinking all afternoon about my next review and was totally out of ideas! However, suddenly I remembered I hadn’t written a music review in a while so I thought I may as well write one to get me back writing again. The second problem was of course choosing the album to...

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Excellent

ProThe are From Scotland

ConsGlasgow Actually

One of the frustrations of being Scottish is the number of crappy bands that come out of the country; I think we are second only to Canada in producing utter rubbish bands. This is a pity as there has always been a thriving underground scene in Scotland with some truly great bands, where people...

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ProAwesome bass,good music in general

Consa bit lacking in the lyrical department, some song...

Whenever a new Scottish band has any variety of success, the media here leap onto it and make out that they are the greatest thing since draught beer, before completely forgetting about them three weeks later when a new one appears. While occasionally these bands are good (see:Idlewild)...

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Excellent

Pro11 Solid tracks without any weak links

ConsIt ends far too quickly

The stream of decent Scottish bands seems to have been carrying on recently with the arrival of Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand on the music scene shows that for every Mull Historical Society Scotland is still capable of producing a few decent bands. Having already told you about Snow Patrol it’s...

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Super

ProBrilliant songs, catchy, happy fun music

ConsAn odd drop or two

The debut album from the this groupd of Scottish Rockers was released in 2004 (was it really that long ago?...) around the same time as their breakthrough hit "Take me out" reached number 3 in the UK. This album also includes the singles "Matinee", "Michael" and "This fire" and the lead song form...

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Excellent

ProStrong Tracks, Good Lyrics, Original, Started the ...

Consquality of the first album could not be repeated o...

When Franz Ferdinand released Take Me Out in 2004, it immediately charted at #3 in the British charts and reached the top 20 in numerous European Charts and even managed to do what many of its musical predecessors had previously failed to do : crack the US top 20. Its catchy guitar riffs and...

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“Music for girls to dance to.”

published 19/03/2004

ProNew fresh and exciting with echos of yesteryear

Constoo hard to get the limited edition double album.

"Some time around the end of 2001, Bob was sitting in Alex's kitchen. Alex had just been given a bass by his friend Mick, on the condition that he did 'something useful' with it. "Do you want to learn to play the bass then, Bob?" "No, I'm an artist, not a musician." "It's the same thing." "OK...

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Excellent

“World roar won”

published 06/03/2004

ProRetro magic

ConsYou may forget how old you are

Anyway on to Franz Ferdinand. You may have read the hype, you may have even heard their cracking single on Radio One or you may just be thinking how can that dead Duke who started World War One have released a great Album? Forget all that shite you heard in the eighties and concentrate on the...

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Excellent

“Brings back memories for me”

published 06/05/2012

ProVery strong album with varied tracks

ConsNone for me

Franz Ferdinand's eponymous debut album was released in 2004 and was one of the soundtracks of my university days, with Take Me Out being played constantly in the clubs I used to frequent. Their arrival on the scene seemed to coincide with something of a Britpop revival in music. Like...

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“Franz-tastic”

published 09/08/2005

ProOriginal

ConsNot too many tracks

InTrO It all started with the one song, as many will have heard, "Take Me Out". It could have been a one hit wonder for this indie rock band, but, noticeably from this album, it was not! Every song on the album has a feeling of originality to it and it really does promote the band excellently for...

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Excellent

ProOnly the best album of 2004

ConsMaking a fool of yourself when dancing to it

I have to say, Franz Ferdinand's self-titled album is definetely, in my opinion, without a doubt, hands down, THE best album of 2004. Not even Usher's Confessions, Avril Lavigne's Under My Skin(well, hardly any competition here), Alanis Morisette's So Called Chaos, Ash's Meltdown, Keane's Hopes...

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“Don't be put off by looks.”

published 23/04/2004

ProBrilliant songs throughout

ConsMay not appeal to a more mainstream audience

The Franz Ferdinand album, imaginativly names "Franz Ferdinand" has been pumping out of my CD player for some time now and i am very impressed with it! The hit single "Take me out" is a good representation of the album, as every one of the eleven tracks are infectious and cleverly orchestrated...

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Alternative - Studio, MixedRecording - 1, 2 CD(s) - Label: Domino - Distributor: Discovery, PIAS UK/Sony DADC - Released: 09/02/2004 - 5034202113621, 5034202113638

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