Thursday, April 09, 2009

Franz Ferdinand "You Could Have It So Much Better"

For instance, by buying a different album. I picked up this with Portishead's Third, thinking that if Franz Ferdinand's first album was so good then their second must also be pretty kicking. Sadly, no, this is a good illustrator of why it is usually best to avoid second albums, with all the songs sounding distinctly like FF by numbers tunes that were not good enough for the first album. It is not completely offensive to the ears, but it is all a bit average.

3 comments:

Ray said...

I got this one first, so always think of the songs on the first album as worse versions of these. But you're right, there's no need to have both...

Ian said...

But surely Take Me Out towers over anything on the second album?

Ray said...

I think I had that already, from some compilation or other, so don't associate it with one album or other.