Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
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Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

New sounds show up gradually over the course of Franz Ferdinand’s third album: a groove that’s more rubbery than usual here, a hint of dreamy synth there. Those flourishes never add up to a radical reinvention. But they don’t need to, as long as the group’s dance-punk ?formula remains in working ?order. The mix of Alex Kapranos’ louche croon with the band’s ?disciplined racket is still a knockout, and they’ve switched things up enough to keep it interesting. B+

Download This: Listen to songs from the new album on the band’s MySpace

Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
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