Blood: Franz Ferdinand
Released: Jun 2009
With help from Tonight producer Dan Carey, Blood is a legitimate dub-dabbling reinterpretation of Franz Ferdinand's sexed-up 2009 romp-rocker. If possible, it's even more indefatigably fun than the original, which already sounded ready-made for a run through Carey's remix mill. On dancefloor goodies like "Feel the Pressure" and "Die on the Floor," Alex Kapranos' sly flirtations loop around big bass thumps and electro beeps that drip like acid rain striking metal. A deeper dub influence slowly unravels itself, especially on closing tracks "Feel the Envy" and "Be Afraid."