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Franz Ferdinand are throwing a party Tonight

Alex Kapranos and his gang are finally back! Franz Ferdinand are releasing their (much anticipated) third album titled Tonight on the 26th of January (out on Domino label). We were excited to hear these news and eager to get our hands on their new material, although the last album was kinda of a disappointment for us.

Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams

The lads from Glasgow have allegedly been working on this album since late 2007 and had already introduced some of their tracks in live shows in order to get the fans' feedback. So did all this preparation and anticipation actually pay off? To sum it up in a few words...FUCKING YEAH!!

Franz Ferdinand - Bite Hard

First of all, Tonight sounds amazingly fresh. Love it or hate it, their sound has progressed and incorporates a lot more dance/neo-disco elements than before, without losing touch with their new-wave/indie basis. All tracks are full of energy (with the exception of the last couple of songs which are on the melodic/ballad side) and sound like the guys had a blast creating this material. For the hard-rock indie fans of Franz, this album may disappoint them even more than the previous due to their style twist. To those however that are open to a fresh sound, Tonight has the right elements of rock, dance and new-wave and will quickly get you into Ferdinand's new party style. After a number of spins (with more certainly following) I felt like I've just been out partying all night, with the occasional stops down the pubs for some refueling. If this isn't refreshing and satisfying then what? Besides, Franz have always been a genuine fun group that built their success more on the excitement and energy of their music than on complex compositions and cogitative lyrics. So they're back on the right track..at least for me. Cheers lads!

PS. Just got hooked to the 80's intro of Twilight Omens and the electro ending of Lucid Dreams (unfortunately the version I post here is shorter and doesn't include this)


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