10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The departure of founding member and guitarist Nick McCarthy appears to have refocused Franz Ferdinand—they've traded guitar-driven indie anthems for synth-heavy disco-rock. High-energy comeback single “Always Ascending” opens the album with a climax of pulsating post-punk beats while polished dance track “Feel the Love Go” is fuelled by a filthy saxophone riff. Alex Kapranos’ velvet vocals breathe life into lyrics about the American healthcare crisis (“Huck and Jim”) and the self-serving side of altruism (“Lois Lane”). Well into their career, Franz Ferdinand sound as invigorating as ever.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The departure of founding member and guitarist Nick McCarthy appears to have refocused Franz Ferdinand—they've traded guitar-driven indie anthems for synth-heavy disco-rock. High-energy comeback single “Always Ascending” opens the album with a climax of pulsating post-punk beats while polished dance track “Feel the Love Go” is fuelled by a filthy saxophone riff. Alex Kapranos’ velvet vocals breathe life into lyrics about the American healthcare crisis (“Huck and Jim”) and the self-serving side of altruism (“Lois Lane”). Well into their career, Franz Ferdinand sound as invigorating as ever.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Neon=#1 ,

Awesome!

For a deseased political leader, the guy makes really good music thats fun to hear. Keep at it!

Solar Turtle ,

Expect MORE synths

The band lineup has changed, and at least 4 of the albums tracks have been performed many times by FF. It's all very predictable from these guys, but at least that means it'll be funky and catchy. No reason to think this album will be dissapointing.

True Faith 88 ,

I'm With Nick

Yea a couple of the new songs are decent but overall I'm with Nick McCarthy. Please incorporate the guitar with the next album.

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