Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

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Postby Hugo » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:23 pm

Franz Ferdinand have announced a new album: Always Ascending is out February 9 via Domino. The band’s fifth studio LP, it follows 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action and the 2015 collaborative album FFS. They’ve also shared the title track and announced a new string of tour dates. Below, listen to “Always Ascending” and find the album tracklist and cover art, as well as Franz Ferdinand’s upcoming concert itinerary. Later today, the band will preview the new record at Point Ephémère in Paris. The event will stream on their Facebook page beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

https://pitchfork.com/news/franz-ferdin ... ng-listen/


Always Ascending:
01 Always Ascending
02 Lazy Boy
03 Paper Cages
04 Finally
05 The Academy Award
06 Lois Lane
07 Huck and Jim
08 Glimpse of Love
09 Feel the Love Go
10 Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow
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Postby Cless » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:48 pm

This is great. Glad they haven't lost their groove. 8-)
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Postby Carbon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:17 pm

Ironic album title tho :lol:
Ја кријам главата под шалот.
Само на веѓите ми се гледа
дека мислам на тебе.


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Postby Thriller » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:18 am

I like the title track once it gets going, they always were good at straddling some electro. Philippe Zdar, one half of Cassius, has helped produce it.
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Postby Thriller » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:30 pm



This one has a typical FF chorus, I like it a lot!
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Postby NothingFails » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:16 am

Saw them in a small club back in May where they were testing out some of this material. Really promising from the singles so far and they are a stellar live band.
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Postby Thriller » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:25 am



Another decent offering, I love that they've gone right back to their original sound.
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Postby SaintKing » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:14 am

Demagogue is on the Japanese Bonus Track version of the album. I'm not the biggest fan of the "pussy grabbing fingers" line but I think Demagogue is a proper tune! I'm glad it's going to be available on CD.
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Postby heppolo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:53 pm

I don't know, ''Lazy Boy'' just doesn't work for me.
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Postby NothingFails » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:56 pm

Lazy Boy is good but works better as an album cut than a single IMO
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Postby NothingFails » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:56 pm

Lazy Boy is good but works better as an album cut than a single IMO
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Postby SaintKing » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:41 am

I think Lazy Boy will work better in context of the album.
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Postby SaintKing » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:09 am

Has anyone heard the album yet? Thoughts?

I’m still waiting for my Japanese CD to arrive.
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Postby madgikman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:08 pm

This is a fantastic album! I love every track
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Postby SaintKing » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:37 am

Played the album once - it’s fantastic. Very instant, just like the rest of their catalogue. The album is a tad bit heavy on the Keys, but I guess it was expected since they included a keyboardist in the band.
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Postby space75 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:01 am

madgikman wrote:This is a fantastic album! I love every track
totally agree. great tunes here, many top moments
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Postby heppolo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:57 pm

it's just okay for me, the songs are good but almost nothing stands out
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