Franz Ferdinand - 40'

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Franz Ferdinand Studio album by Franz Ferdinand Released 9 February 2004 Recorded 2003 Genre Post-punk...
Franz Ferdinand Studio album by Franz Ferdinand Released 9 February 2004 Recorded 2003 Genre Post-punk, indie rock Length 38:45 (single disc) 54:35 (double disc) Label Domino Records Producer Franz Ferdinand, Tore Johansson Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. It entered the United Kingdom album charts at number three in February 2004 and contains three UK top ten singles: "Take Me Out", "This Fire" (on the download chart) and "The Dark of the Matinée" or "Matinée". Franz Ferdinand won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize. The album has since sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide. The album is notable as one of the very few modern albums that are not compressed to the max in participation of the loudness war. Chart performance The album entered the UK album charts at #3 in February 2004 and at #12 on the Australian ARIA album charts in April 2004. The album entered the Billboard 200 album charts on April 26, 2004, and climbed slowly, peaking at #32 in December 2004. It reached #2 on the Heatseeker chart for new acts. As of September 2004, there have been five different singles released from the album: The "Darts of Pleasure" EP reached the top 50 of the UK singles charts in September 2003. "Take Me Out" reached the top 5 of the UK charts, top 10 of the Irish charts and top 40 in a composite European chart. "The Dark of the Matinée" or "Matinée" reached the top 10 of the UK singles charts and top 30 of the World Modern Rock Charts (a composite chart of United States, German, UK, Swedish, Finnish, Canadian and Australian modern rock charts). "Michael" reached the top 20 of the UK singles charts in August 2004. "This Fire" only first played by KROQ in September 2004. Take Me Out was voted #1 in the national Australian music poll, the Triple J Hottest 100 (2004) and This Fire and The Dark of the Matinée were placed at #29 and #50, respectively. Lyrics: As i glance once upon the foam 40' beneath my feet The coldest calm falls Through the molten veins Cooling all the blood to slush That congeals around the brain La la la 40' remain Salt scales upon my drying arms Burn my back beneath the burning rays Lookingdown, looking down Down, down again La la la 40' remain On Set: Alex Kapranos -- lead guitar, lead vocals Nick McCarthy -- rhythm guitar, vocals, keyboards Bob Hardy -- bass guitar Paul Thomson -- drums, percussion, backing vocals Andy Knowles (touring only) -- drums, keyboards, guitar