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Album Review: Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

Album Review: Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

Tuesday 3rd September, 2013 10:25AM

There was a time when Glasgow's Franz Ferdinand were the proverbial toast of the town. Their debut album, released way back in 2004, was a much needed shot in the arm for quirky rock music and - alongside the likes of The Strokes, The Killers, and Jet set about defining the sound of the decade. Every single one of these bands has ridden the highs and lows of outrageous fortune since then. Some have broken up, others have lingered beyond their welcome. It is time for Franz Ferdinand to negotiate the perils of the fourth album release, a stage in a band's evolution in which all the rules are cast aside. Where Franz Ferdinand wowed us with its boldness and freshness, You Could Have Had it So Much Better eroded the goodwill with its lethargic samey-ness, and Tonight tossed everything out the window, Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action draws back to the original inspirations. The It is as if Franz are trying to wind the clock back and have a second go at making a debut album like hitting a magical reset button.

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