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Sziget Festival 2019: Ed Sheeran Collapses the Island, the 1975 and Martin Garrix Wow Younger Audiences

Circuses, acrobats, art installations, lectures, activism, and 95,000 people flocking to see some of the biggest music stars of today. Sziget kicks off another outrageously successful year.

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FFS: FFS

Virtually every song on FFS unfolds with boundless energy and hooks aplenty. It could almost be called “zany”, but these songs are a little too poignant for that.

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Mutual Fans Franz Ferdinand and Sparks Team for 'FFS' Album and Tour

This week, the bands that span two generations and two continents are releasing FFS, a full album of songs written and recorded together after more than a decade of appreciating each other’s music from afar.

Randy Lewis
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FFS - "Piss Off" (video)

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have merged forces for the FFS album releasing today (our review comes tomorrow).

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Counterbalance: 'Franz Ferdinand'

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.

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Franz Ferdinand: Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

When Alex Kapranos sings, "You know, I hate pop music," he all but begs you to ask whether Franz Ferdinand hates what it has become or has become what it hates on Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

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Franz Ferdinand - "Right Action" / "Love Illumination" #2 (videos)

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.

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Franz Ferdinand: Blood

The problem with Blood is that it functions much more effectively as a companion to Tonight: Franz Ferdinand than as its own work.

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Franz Ferdinand: Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

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.

Evan Sawdey
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Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Interpol Play Latitude Festival

The Latitude Festival is back for its third year, with a full lineup...

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Steve Aoki: Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

The founder of Dim Mak Records releases his debut "mix tape" that recaps some of the best electro-tinged remixes of 2007.

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BIG DAY OUT featuring the White Stripes, the Stooges, the Mars Volta, Franz Ferdinand, and Wolfmothe

Our intrepid Aussie braves the summer heat (and the Mt Everest of festival queues) to bring you the Big word from down-under.

Nick Gunn
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Franz Ferdinand: Live [DVD]

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!"

Dan Nishimoto
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Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better

For once, a heavily-hyped follow-up that lives up to expectations. We're lucky lucky, we're so lucky.

Adrien Begrand
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Franz Ferdinand + The Kills + The Zutons + The Killers

The French have spoken. Hey Strokes! You're free to leave.

Raphaël Costambeys-Kempczynski
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Franz Ferdinand: self-titled

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.

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