Saturday, October 15, 2016

Franz Ferdinand - Debut - 2004

When FF's debut album came out in 2004, I hadn't quite yet realized what they were starting or what they represented.  They were the first, and probably the best of the 2004-2006 Brit Rock wave that spread across the globe.  It seemed as if every four-piece with a guitar and drum kit was out in a pub trying to make it big.  Fortunately, FF was found, and we were blessed with some fantastic pure, unadulterated Brit Rock.

At first, I wasn't quite sure what was so great about them.  Then, after listening to the album over and over, I realized the layers and depth of each and every song.  The pop hooks were spot on, the instrumentation was tight and controlled, and the image was perfect.

Best songs are too numerous to name, just listen to the whole album.  I'm still partial to Matinee, though.  As for the cover, I always thought it was boring and dull.  So, after gathering all the single sleeves, I slapped their logo across the top, and you can see the results.  I'm pretty sure I have all the b-sides, and even have the re-recording of This Ffire. 

Have fun, see you tomorrow...

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