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Sitting on the fence...
on 18 August 2006
OK, I admit that I really liked the first album. I listened to it alot, and passed this gem of knowledge on to all of my friends, telling them that Franz will be huge. I loved the raw sound and the mix of influences. This album fails to deliver all of that first album rawness, (why should it? It is a second album afterall). But it also fails to deliver any of the 'slap in the face' brilliant tunes of it's predecessor. True, there are some reasonable tunes here, but not one really leaps out at you, and in truth the whiney, pop, self-indugences of some of the songs sometimes irritate. I have tried to listen myself into it, but now it rarely gets put on as I have too many cds that are far better to listen to, (including the eponymous debut by Franz)
In short, it is an OK album, and one that Franz fans can get their fix from, but not really for me. That is why I've sat on the fence with only 3 stars.