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.
Thursday, March 18 2004
To put it simply, their new self-titled album is the most musically rich, catchy, smartly written “new new wave” record since Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights.