Friday February 21, 2020

Albums of the week

4th February, 2018

Franz Ferdinand: Always Ascending (Domino Records)

Make no mistake: Franz Ferdinand’s fifth album aims for the feet. That it hits its target is interesting, as the Scottish band have laboured over the past seven years to recover their early sense of excitement and commercial appeal. For a band that initially took its cues from the cream of art-pop acts (Roxy Music, David Bowie, Pulp), Franz Ferdinand’s slide into the decidedly average was disappointing...

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