Franz Ferdinand (studio album) by Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-02-09
Overall rank: 407th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 1,103 votes)
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Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (69th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (407th)
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,103 votes)
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04/06/2022 13:40 Chandalito  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6171/100

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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80/100
From 11/23/2021 04:58
In 2004 something remarkable happened

On the very same day 14th September 2004 two of the all time great albums were released - ‘American Idiot’ by Green Day & ‘Funeral’ by Arcade Fire. What made this so incredible were the artists themselves. Green Day had been in a slump and all but forgotten as a serious artist and then seemingly from nowhere they emerge from obscurity with a masterpiece, then you had Arcade Fire a large collective of unknowns from French Canada with a debut generational album for the ages

There was also another landmark album that came out in 2004 just a few months prior to ‘American Idiot’ and ‘Funeral’ and this one was also a debut album and it came from an obscure sharply dressed bunch of party boys from Scotland with the strange name of Franz Ferdinand and a self titled album. Taping into the angular guitar sounds of Wire, Gang of Four and Television and lyrics dripping with sarcasm and homo eroticism it sounded nothing like anything in 2004. And to complete the package the album contained not one but two all time classics in the too smart for its own good “Take Me Out” (cross hairs as in gun- take me out as in shoot me .. get it ?) and “40’ “

FF hasn’t and never will get close to this 38 minutes of pure pop genius
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From 04/05/2021 10:09
Fav. Tracks:

- Jacqueline
- Take Me Out
- Auf Achse
- Darts Of Pleasure
- Michael
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85/100
From 01/10/2021 21:04
I had the perfect timing with this album, one of the very few I have listened so many times.
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From 10/10/2020 07:05
Nothing particularly special with the excpetion of the perfect "Take Me Out" easily the best track on the record and one of my favortie songs. A couple of catchy tracks that's definitely worth a listen.

Best songs: "Take Me Out" "Jacueline" "The Dark of the Matinee" "40'"
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95/100
From 06/19/2019 06:52
A brilliant collection of creative songs. This has the most variety of styles and with great hits like This Fire.
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From 01/23/2019 16:44
The band's best album. "Take Me Out" will forever be hailed as one of the greatest Indie songs of all time. The quality rarely drops (tracks 5 and 6 are the weakest), and the album is packed with essential Indie songs.
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From 04/03/2018 12:53
It's good but at some point it all starts to sound the same again.
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From 03/14/2018 16:50
Favorite Songs: Take Me Out, Michael
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From 02/11/2018 22:52
Questo è un disco che mi ha conquistato e mai più lasciato. SPUMEGGIANTE.
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From 03/06/2017 17:12
Favorite Tracks: Take Me Out, The Dark of the Matinée & Michael
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