Michael, Jacqueline, and Fire, Oh My!
Remember The Beatles? They’re back! Well, kind of. This crazy Scottish quartet called Franz Ferdinand takes after The Beatles, but with a new pop twist. Their single, “Take Me Out” is featured on 2 PSP commercials and was nominated for a Grammy.
Ferdinand’s debut album self-titled Franz Ferdinand has gone platinum. It’s a really interesting album with 11 crazy tracks that are similar, but completely different. Probably the best 2 tracks are This Fire, and Take Me Out, both high in energy and with a good beat. Others, such as The Dark Of The Matinee have mixed ‘feelings’ starting with a moderate speed instrumental introduction, then a slow and smooth first verse that slowly picks up and goes into the chorus. This continues on in a good and exciting way.
One track is almost a direct descendant of ABBA, that being Auf Asche with the same feeling and keyboard style. Jacqueline is another interesting track, starting with a short story about a receptionist or the like, and goes into a mildly good chorus, and the song has nothing to do anymore with poor Jacqueline. Michael is a really, really fast paced song that’s sparky and zany. Overall, I highly recommend that you get this album. They’re real cool, they will be real big, and the album is real cheap, at $11.99 at most places.
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$11.99 at most stores