Friday, October 24 2014
And if you leave here, you leave me broken, shattered, I lie. I'm just a crosshair. I'm just a shot, then we can listen to the 192nd most acclaimed album of all time. Franz Ferdinand’s 2004 debut is this week’s Counterbalance.
Monday, July 8 2013
One is too jaunty and smirking for its own good, calling to mind a montage scene from some warmed over rom-com with, say, Cameron Diaz and Gerard Butler. And the other sounds like a band just following the safe, tried-and-true method.
Monday, September 21 2009
Tuesday, June 2 2009
The problem with Blood is that it functions much more effectively as a companion to Tonight: Franz Ferdinand than as its own work.
Thursday, May 7 2009
Wednesday, April 22 2009
Monday, January 26 2009
Spoon ripoffs? DFA-styled dancefloor excurions? Putting Damon Albarn in his place? Whatever is going on with Franz Ferdinand, it's a welcome, if not completely memorable, change of pace.
Monday, December 5 2005
Franz enters the DVD market with more live footage of the band than you will ever need in your entire life. Lucky, lucky, you're so lucky!"
Sunday, October 9 2005
For once, a heavily-hyped follow-up that lives up to expectations. We're lucky lucky, we're so lucky.
Tuesday, November 16 2004
The French have spoken. Hey Strokes! You're free to leave.