FRANZ FERDINAND / You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
Second album from the Glaswegian quartet; it follows the same formula as before but is a lot more aggressive in places while somehow seeming less punchy due to over-familiarity. The pounding rhythm section is amped up at the expense of the groove. The rehash stuff can’t compare to the first album so it’s left to the new additions to be the thing that defines it, unfortunately these are a few ballads which will either hit or miss. Still sounds like Blondie at times. And now Pulp. If you’re new to FF, I'd recommend the first album instead.