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Franz Ferdinand and Fall Out Boy CD Reviews

Franz Ferdinand has released their second disc, You Could Have It So Much Better.
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Fall Out Boy's first single is called Sugar, We're Goin Down.
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Franz Ferdinand and Fall Out Boy have a lot in common - they're both punk rock bands, have four members each and have released their sophmore discs. Check out the CD reviews for You Could Have It So Much Better and From Under the Cork Tree!

Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand - named after the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose assassination sparked [kwlink]World War I[/kwlink] - features frontman Alex Kapranos, guitarist Nick McCarthy, bassist Bob Hardy and drummer Paul Thomson. This up-and-coming band's sophmore CD is proof that you really can have it much better the second time around!

Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better Fun Facts

  • Franz Ferdinand embedded subliminal messages deep into their album. Listen closely and you might hear something interesting!
  • Franz Ferdinand released two versions of You Could Have It So Much Better - a standard edition and a deluxe DualDisc with interviews, studio footage and an uncut video for Do You Want To.
  • Franz Ferdinand's double-disc DVD collection drops on November 22, 2005. It includes a documentary on the band called Tour de Franz, concert performances, behind-the-scenes footage and two karaoke videos for the tracks Take Me Out and The Dark of the Matinee.
  • Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better Hot Tracks

    Do You Want To; This Boy; Walk Away; I'm Your Villain; Outsiders

    Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better Rating:

    Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree

    Fall Out Boy began making a name for themselves by playing gigs at house parties in their hometown of Chicago. Now, thanks to the hit single, Sugar, We're Goin Down, this emo/punk band has moved onto bigger and better things, like headlining tours and releasing an awesome disc! Take a listen and you'll be hooked.

    Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree Fun Facts
  • Up until their first concert, the band still didn't have a name. So they asked the audience what they should call themselves and a kid from the crowd shouted out, "Fall Out Boy!" - the name has stuck ever since.
  • From Under the Cork Tree debuted at #9 on the Billboard albums chart.
  • Fall Out Boy is planning three secret shows by the end of 2005 - one on the East Coast, one on the West Coast and one in the Midwest.
  • While most of the song titles are silly and sarcastic, one title wasn't just a goof. The track, Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued, was initially called My Name is David Ruffin and These Are the Temptations, but their lawyer said they would get sued for doing this!
  • Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree Hot Tracks
    Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued; Dance, Dance; 7 Minutes in Heaven; Sophmore Slump or Comeback of the Year; A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"

    Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree Rating:

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