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Always Ascending - Deluxe Edition

Franz Ferdinand

Vinyl  |  Alternative  |  09 Feb 2018


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Franz Ferdinand Always Ascending - Deluxe Edition Vinyl

The mighty Franz Ferdinand return with their fifth album Always Ascending, which will be released Friday 9th February 2018. A triumphant recasting, Always Ascending is as exuberant as it is euphoric, bursting with fresh ideas born of what Alex Kapranos calls “aggressive sonic experimentation.” With the help of producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, Beastie Boys), Kapranos and co. have taken a knife to their old canvas, producing an album that is so foreign in its familiarity it could only be current. A sound the singer refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.”

Review of Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending by Thomas Bleach

Franz Ferdinand are back as bold and energetic as ever. Their fourth studio album “Always Ascending” is a fusion of their classic indie-rock sound along with pulsating synths that will have you ready to groove along at a festival soon. While I don't think they will ever be able to create anything as catchy as “Take Me Out” they do come close with the ridiculous “Lazy Boy”. It has a slight grittier production that they also experiment with on “Finally” and “Huck And Jim” which is just very vibrant. Title Track “Always Ascending” and “Feel The Love Go” are fun classic Franz Ferdinand tracks while “The Academy Award” and “Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow” strip the production back with a melodramatic vibe. You then have “Paper Cages” and “Glimpse Of Love” which are synth-tastic jams with cool guitar riffs whilst “Lois Lane” is the 80’s themed song your nostalgic heart needed. This 10 track album is short in length but carries it’s punches. It’s a lot stronger than their last record and hears them just having fun with the production and structures again.
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Title: Always Ascending - Deluxe Edition

Format: Vinyl

Release Date: 09 Feb 2018

Artist: Franz Ferdinand

Sku: 2354839

Catalogue No: WIGLP408X

Category: Alternative



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