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You Could Have It So Much Better [CD]

Franz Ferdinand Audio CD
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Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

The marquee of a theatre before a show.

It’s music of the night: to fling yourself around your room to as you psyche yourself for an evening of hedonism, for the dance-floor, flirtation, for your desolate heart-stop, for losing it and loving losing it, for the chemical surge in your bloodstream. It’s for that lonely hour gently rocking yourself, ... Read more in Amazon's Franz Ferdinand Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B000A82IKW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,015 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The Fallen 3:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Do You Want To 3:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. This Boy 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Walk Away 3:360.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Evil And A Heathen 2:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You're The Reason I'm Leaving 2:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Eleanor Put Your Boots On 2:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Well That Was Easy 3:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. What You Meant 3:240.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'm Your Villain 4:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. You Could Have It So Much Better 2:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Fade Together 3:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Outsiders 4:020.69  Buy MP3 

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You Could Have It So Much Better is the hugely anticipated second album from Franz Ferdinand. After setting the world alight with their self-titled debut album the boys didn’t hang around too long before getting started on the follow up. Recorded in Scotland and New York, the band’s style has matured and developed. The sound is still unmistakably Franz Ferdinand but they’ve tapped into something deeper and more resonant from the moving epic "Walk Away" to the stomp of first single "Do You Want To".

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Bigger 'n' bolder 'n' more beautiful 2005 album from the Scottish sensations! Includes "Do You Want To" and "Walk Away".

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Many of my friends think this album is a waste of a cd. Apparently "Do you want to" made no sense, the video was stupid and the song was about nothing.
In fact, "Do you want to" is the song that lured me into this album. This defines what FF are; the slashy guitar tones and the dodgey, funny lyrics/vocals come in and you remember why you liked "Fire", "Take me out" and "Dark of the matinee".
This album is much like their last, but with more songs that make their origins and influences more obvious to the listener. Songs that stand out are: "The Fallen", "Do You Want To", "This Boy" (similar to "Micheal" on their last album), and "walk away is a subtle slow tune that hasn't really been tried very much by Franz ...but it works really well, possibly the best vocal track on the album. Its amazing how they've come up with a huge range of decent tracks in just over a year...they really tried on this album, and it shows through the retroness they create in the recording studio. A must have for any Franz fan, and an excellent album to own anyway. 10/10!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I would really like to.... thank you. 5 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Franz Ferdinand hit the ground running with their self-titled debut album. At the time, when I listened to the album I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread, or since the other amazing debuts in the past like The Stone Roses. I also wondered if they could even reach this height again, or would they drift away into the ocean with the likes of The Seahorses who called it a day when they knew they couldn't better their debut.

Franz Ferdinand know they will fall by the own sword when it inevitably all does turn sour, like The Stone Roses, by the sheer quality and musical depth of their previous albums. It was a brave move to follow it up, and let me tell you - they have pulled it off.
The album starts with a statement. Fallen has a long instrumental start that had me a little worried at first. Had they turn pretentious? Nah, just grabbing the attention of the listener. This attention is held in a tight grip until the album finishes. A truly great album has this type of quality, whereby the listener is compelled to listen and stops the album becoming a background track to a good night. There is diversity in the tracks. There was a slight criticism of the debut being a bit samey. I think this has disappeared due to the clever placement of tracks, slower tracks pepper the track listing with 'Walk Away', 'Eleanor Put Your Boots On' and 'Fade Together' breaking up the otherwise fast paced riot that Franz Ferdinand bring with them.
These slower tracks, do they work? Can Franz do slow? Yes they can. Sounds a little odd when you first hear 'Eleanor Put Your Boots On', not the Franz we know and love I thought, but it grows on you. Franz Ferdinand show they are capable of delivering surprises - something that is especially required after the surprise of the debut.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up Another Gear 6 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Having loved the debut album I was not expecting too much in terms of change in formula but 'You Could Have It So Much Better' goes straight to a higher level. The unmistakable guitar sound is still there ( almost a Big Country style signature)but everything else is much more refined. The production is excellent to allow the distinctive vocals to shine. Every song is delivered with 100% commitment and means there is not a bad track to be heard. If I had to pick a favourite track it would be 'Eleanor Put Your Boots On' as it is just so different.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem 25 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
I bought the first album as a Christmas present for my ex and unfortunately never actually manage to listen to it. But I bought this one just out of pure curiosity. (Also I like their sort of style). And am so not disappointed. All songs are equally as good and loud and makes you want to dance (or at least made you feel as if you just come back from a concert!). It is very rock and rolly 70s era like - just the style of their music I suppose. Kind of like the Shadows mix with the Beatles with Ocean Colour Scene thrown in the middle. I am the master of depressing music - but this album is very tongue in cheek, bril - a real gem!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Franz Ferdinand.......just got better! 7 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
On hearing this album, the format reminded me so much of Oasis latest album.
Not the sound, but the one red herring track (the first released single) in each case.
For Oasis, it was Lyla. A good song yes, but nothing like the rest of the album. Here, we have Do You Want To, which again is a great powerful song, but nothing like the rest of the album.
That aside, the art-rockers go from strength to strength. A really cohesive album from the boys here, some outstanding songwriting, and an album so creativly diverse it's untrue. There's no filler, and every track is a gem.
Next single Walk Away is perhaps their finest ever moment. It's a track they've had kicking about since early 2004, but has been so expertly produced and harmonised it'll be a crime if it isn't a number one.
If i had to pick the albums highlights, i'd personally go for:
Do You Want To
The Fallen
*Walk Away* - Album Star Track
Eleanor Put Your Boots On
Evil And A Heathen
This Boy
do yourself a favour and get this album. Absolute genius!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
As a big fan, this is one of my favourite albums ever.
Most of the songs are absolutely great and I just feel like dancing and jumping when I listen to them. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nuno Geraldes
5.0 out of 5 stars Came On Time
Came On Time, Brand New off the shelf look, sealed etc. Not much more I can say Got what I wanted, brand New CD
Published 4 months ago by Freddie
4.0 out of 5 stars Another sharp release from Franz
This is an excellent 2nd album from the indie rockers with nice, short, punchy tracks as on the 1st outing. Well worth checking this album out.
Published 10 months ago by Prog Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Fabulous album, I listened to it non stop for days and it will always brings great memories back, much recommended!
Published 15 months ago by KH
4.0 out of 5 stars good, but no plastic packaging
It's good in general.
But the CD comes with no plastic packaging outside the CD box, and thus I don't know if it is totally new or used.
Published on 28 Nov 2010 by Trinity
1.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming and over rated
I bought this album when it first came out and listened to it once. My opinion of it was not good and so it found its way to the bottom shelf of my CD rack where it stayed for... Read more
Published on 29 May 2009 by Nostromo
3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good As Their First
This is a good album, but it is tainted by the fact that it's predecessor is a much more complete album. Read more
Published on 24 April 2009 by MDD
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too shabby
Not quite as good as their first album but still enjoyable. Pity these boys don't seem to be doing much at the moment.
Published on 29 May 2008 by Aaron Mulholland
5.0 out of 5 stars Why settle for Kilimangiro.... When you can mount Everest?
Following swiftly on from their debut, it's easy to think that Franz Ferdinand are striking whilst the iron is hot, rushing a new album in the law of diminishing returns. Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2007 by Mr. M. A. Reed
4.0 out of 5 stars A Witty and Entertaining Follow-Up
I'm somewhat disadvantaged in assessing this collection because I've never heard the first album - but believe me, it's on my Christmas List! Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2006 by G. Don Fielder
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