So they say you're trouble boy
just because you like to destroy
all the things that bring the idiots joy
well, what's wrong with a little destruction?
(The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand)
Okay, okay, I know I said I was going to talk about Canadian politics tonight, but my head is so fucked from work that I can't put together a coherent sentence, let alone a political analysis. Besides with the government falling today, EVERYBODY is going to be talking politics, so instead I'm going to tell you why I am so happy that You Could Have It So Much Better With Franz Ferdinand is so fucking great!
I really like Franz Ferdinand. I thought their first cd was brilliant. So I was really nervous about their follow up. You know, the sophomore slump and all. So when I heard earlier this year that they had ditched an entire album worth of material and were starting fresh with a new producer, I really started to have doubts. But it turned out brilliantly. Indeed, sometimes you really do have to ask "what's wrong with a little destruction?"
Some people gripe about FF being too clever, too cool, not sweaty enough, not passionate enough. Well, that's dog shit! I'm as big as sucker for the anguished rock 'n roll howl as the next person, but sometimes there's an argument to be made for keeping your passion under wraps, for telling the world "I'm fucking sassy and I don't need you, so fuck off".
We have more than enough Pete Dohertys in rock, burning themselves out spectacularly. Sometimes we need a little cerebral and sassy Alex Kapranos to balance out the world. I personally love that posh little art school accent. And they do rock out.
Nothing twee about these lads.