5 Albums To Get You Rocking

From heavy metal to dance floor punk, these discs have attitude aplenty

FRANZ FERDINAND YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER From the opening chords -- played in glorious, fuzzy mono--of Franz Ferdinand's much hyped follow-up, it is clear this band has a surplus of confidence. The guitars are faster and louder, and the lyrics just as whip-smart as on its debut. You know the band is getting better because the love songs (Walk Away, Eleanor Put Your Boots On) have the courage to be pretty, while the snarling punk-disco romps (Well That Was Easy, I'm Your Villain) codify the lads' idea of losers (the dull, prudish and unstylish) and winners (them). Like...

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