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Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
Artist Franz Ferdinand
Album Franz Ferdinand
Label Sony Music
Released 3/9/2004
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Franz Ferdinand deliver an album of undeniable class and charm, exhilaration and ecstasy, wit and wonder: a masterpiece of modern pop music.

This album is even stronger than anyone could have expected: the song writing and performance is superb from start to finish; each track feels like a smash hit and a cult classic at the same time – and 'Franz Ferdinand' really does breathe new life into such clichés.

Franz Ferdinand's confidence is enticing. From the opening mystery of ‘Jacqueline’, which explodes into a floor-stomping number, to the Beatle-esque harmonies of ‘Tell Her Tonight’, and right through to ‘This Fire’ (never has setting a city on fire sounded so sexy) - 'Franz Ferdinand' marks its makers out as that thing we all need right now: a special band, and one you can dance with, to boot…