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Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino)

Pete Paphides, The Times, 30 September 2005

WHAT WOULD you give for a tenth of the confidence with which Alex Kapranos carries himself? With five singles taken from Franz Ferdinand's eponymous debut and time in their busy schedule to receive in person spurious awards from glossy men's magazines and guest-edit music papers and newspaper supplements, the band's frontman seemed to conduct himself as though the struggle for greatness was over.

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