Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
I’m not sure about Franz anymore. First, they revert to indie band type by turning down the Xenomania production just because the bassist wants to play his bass and the drummer wants to hit a drum. Hence they will never be a Proper Pop Band. Failing that, they could have at the Very Least gone down the swoonsome strum angle they dallied with a bit around the last album. But no, instead it’s a satisfactory stomp through familiar territory. Sure, it worms its way into your consciousness, like Ulysses, but once again there’s not even a chantalong chorus to busy yourself with. Disappointing. Out now (because I’ve taken my time bothering to review it). Happy Easter!