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In best beat-group style, Franz Ferdinand opens its self-titled debut album by claiming only to work when they need the money. It's all false modesty, of course. Underneath the clean-cut, be-suited surface is a rock 'n' roll band putting a great deal of talent and effort into not breaking a sweat. Anchored by three instant classics ("Take Me Out," "Michael," and that starter, "Jacqueline"), Franz Ferdinand has plenty of good stuff lurking for anyone who sticks around. Its study of dance-rock rhythms and smart pop hooks pays off in small gems like "Darts of Pleasure," while "Come On Home" sheds light on the bittersweet feel at the sound's root.

Customer Reviews

One of the greatest debut albums

The title pretty much says it all. This is a rare album in that you don't have to skip a song while listening to it. Each one of these songs is amazing and you just can't stop listening to them. P.S. If you like Franz Ferdinand you should listen to Kaiser Chiefs.

Take Me Out

Take Me Out is simply amazing and is one of my favorite song ever.

Take Me Out!!!

I love this Album. Take Me Out is soo much fun!


Formed: 2001 in Glasgow, Scotland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Glasgow's art-damaged rock quartet Franz Ferdinand -- named for the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose murder sparked World War I -- feature bassist Bob Hardy, guitarist Nick McCarthy, drummer Paul Thomson, and singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos. In late 2001, Kapranos and Hardy had begun working on music together when they met McCarthy, a classically trained pianist and double bass player who originally played drums for the group despite no prior experience as a drummer. The trio had been rehearsing at...
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