Song of the Day #5,236: ‘Take Me Out’ – Franz Ferdinand

Continuing my look at the albums of 2004…

Scottish alternative band Franz Ferdinand released their self-titled debut in 2004 to great success in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The band emerged as one of the leaders of the post-punk revival, alongside such acts as the White Stripes, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys.

My appreciation for this genre is inconsistent. I’ve enjoyed some of the White Stripes albums, and I do like the idea of muscular but melodic music in general, but I don’t count any of these bands among my favorites.

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