I got sent the Franz Ferdinand album, and it's really, really good. I liked the singles, but they're not the best stuff here. The only things that bothers me is the fact that there's a couple of songs that really sound like the Cure (like, really), which I wish I'd known about last week. Also, they are being hyped to death by the fucking NME, which is an automatic turn-off for me these days. But still! It's good. As is the Courtney Love single, which is a bit cheesey - you can hear the touch of the evil Linda Perry - but which I still like. No one does "psychotic" like Courtney! Also, her voice reminds me of my misspent youth, which is always an amusing thing.