The first indie band to conquer charts and mainstream in the confused post-Britpop landscape, Glasgow art rockers Franz Ferdinand even managed to swing a Mercury Prize despite selling a shed load of copies of their 2004 self-titled debut album. You Could Have It So Much Better followed quickly, possibly too quickly, a year later but did have a lead off single - 'Do you Wanna' - to match the previous year's belting 'Take Me Out'. The foursome took their time next time round only for the rather flat Tonight to emerge, again on Domino, in early '09.
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Where are the tunes?? Five years ago Franz Ferdinand’s like-it-or-not landmark debut had them by the post-punk reviving truckload. Eighteen months later its patchy-ish successor, the fait-temptingly titled You Could Have It So Much Better, also managed its fair share amongst the haste....