Music Review

Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009)

Tonight: Franz Ferdinand | Into the Night : Franz Ferdinand
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Into the Night: Franz Ferdinand

Details Release Date: Jan 27, 2009; Lead Performance: Franz Ferdinand; Genre: Rock

New sounds show up gradually over the course of Franz Ferdinand's third album: a groove that's more rubbery than usual here, a hint of dreamy synth there. Those flourishes never add up to a radical reinvention. But they don't need to, as long as the group's dance-punk 
formula remains in working 
order. The mix of Alex Kapranos' louche croon with the band's 
disciplined racket is still a knockout, and they've switched things up enough to keep it interesting. B+

Download This: Listen to songs from the new album on the band's MySpace

Originally posted Jan 21, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints

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