Album: Franz Ferdinand, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino)
Saturday 24 August 2013
The title tempts fate but is entirely accurate.
Which is to say that, after an average third LP and a four-year hiatus, the art-rockers are once again all kinds of excellent. Highlights? The ska skank of “Evil Eye”, cosmically swoonsome middle-eight of indie-disco number “Stand on the Horizon” and Pixies-ish, surf-punk rush of “Bullet”. Broader joys? Alex Kapranos’ louche charm, of course. It’s as if the whole British guitar-music malaise never happened.
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