You Could Have It So Much Better

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Perky, intelligent, and punk-infused.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

They seem to be having a great time on their rock & roll adventure.


Just a bit of fantasy-violent imagery.


Just a bit of innuendo.


Nothing offensive.


Nothing obvious.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A couple of references to drinking and drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that these intelligent and witty songs contain just a few violent images and drinking/drug references.

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Kid, 12 years old September 29, 2011

great Album

Perfectly clean dance punk is fun and great for kids who don't want to listen to pop rocks
Teen, 13 years old Written byhithere April 9, 2008

Ahhhh....Franz Ferdinand....

I must say that after only hearing "Do You Want To", my expectations weren't so high for this album. After hearing "The Fallen" though,... Continue reading

What's the story?

Franz Ferdinand follows their perky, intelligent, punk-infused debut CD with a perky, intelligent, punk-infused second CD, just as though they weren't tortured by self-doubt or insecurity and were having a great old time performing together and growing as artists.

Is it any good?

As on FRANZ FERDINAND, their first album, they pay gleeful respects to their musical heroes and influences while creating fresh-sounding, interesting tunes.

The lyrics contain a bit of violent fantasy and melodrama, as well as a couple of references to drugs and drinking. But the sound is fresh and fun, and this Scottish quartet seems to be having such a great time on their rock & roll adventure that they sound refreshingly wholesome anyway.

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  • Families can talk about the problems and high expectations involved in following a huge debut hit.

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