Maybe. I only saw them once and it was about 4 years ago, thought it was all just completely underwhelming and their visuals a bit embarrassing.
underwhelming, not surprising. they’re defs past their best really.
visuals-wise, that stuff is such a cliché now, but it wasn’t initially right?
like, I don’t think of their politics outside of their art because it all felt self-contained, coming from an authentic, almost outsidery place.
Just had a listen to Fuck Off Get Free, v good album. Didn’t realise they used vocals so much, I always kind of assumed SMZ would just sound fairly similar to Godspeed for some reason. The debut isn’t a million miles away other than being a lot more stripped back, but this one is pretty different. A lot more accessible than Godspeed actually.
Is Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand on the list?
Flip, I’ve notifications for this thread turned off!
I think that’s the most polished ASMZ have ever been, just a great record front to back, well produced with good songs. Anything after the second album is in that zone.