Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 2002. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Julian Corrie (keyboards, lead guitar, backing vocals) and Dino Bardot (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) joined the band in 2017 after McCarthy left during the previous year. The band is one of the more popular post-punk revival bands, garnering multiple UK top 20 hits. They have been nominated for several Grammy Awards and have received two Brit Awards – winning one for Best British Group – as well as one NME Award.

The band's first two singles, "Darts of Pleasure" and "Take Me Out", peaked within the top-50 on the UK Singles Chart. "Take Me Out" charted in several countries and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; it became the band's signature song. Their self-titled debut studio album won the 2004 Mercury Prize and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album.

In 2005, the band released their second studio album, You Could Have It So Much Better, produced by Rich Costey. It peaked within the top-ten in multiple countries and earned Grammy-nominations for Best Alternative Album and for one of the singles, "Do You Want To". The band's third studio album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, was released in January 2009; by then the band had shifted from a post-punk-focused sound to a more dance-oriented sound. A remix album of Tonight, titled Blood, was released in July 2009.

Four years after the release of Tonight, the band released their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, in August 2013. In 2015, Franz Ferdinand and American rock band Sparks formed the supergroup FFS and released a one-off self-titled album in June 2015. Following the departure of McCarthy, the band released their fifth studio album, Always Ascending, in February 2018.

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2004Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand4.1519
2005You Could Have It So Much BetterFranz Ferdinand4.312
2009Tonight: Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand4.2511
2013Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right ActionFranz Ferdinand3.758
2018Always AscendingFranz Ferdinand3.753

Album + Compilation

2010Franz Ferdinand / You Could Have It So Much BetterFranz Ferdinand1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

2014LateNightTales: Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand4

Album + Live

2003Live 2003Franz Ferdinand2
20092009-03-05: Live Tonight at Glasgow Barrowlands, Scotland, UKFranz Ferdinand1
2014Live 2014Franz Ferdinand5

Album + Remix

2009BloodFranz Ferdinand2


2004Take Me OutFranz Ferdinand7
2004MatinéeFranz Ferdinand2
2004MichaelFranz Ferdinand6
2004This FireFranz Ferdinand2
2004Get Up and Use Me / JacquelineFranz Ferdinand & Fire Engines1
2005Do You Want ToFranz Ferdinand11
2005Walk AwayFranz Ferdinand4
2005Your DiaryFranz Ferdinand1
2006The FallenFranz Ferdinand7
2006Eleanor Put Your Boots OnFranz Ferdinand5
2008Lucid DreamsFranz Ferdinand1
2009UlyssesFranz Ferdinand417
2009No You GirlsFranz Ferdinand49
2009Can't Stop FeelingFranz Ferdinand3
2009What She Came ForFranz Ferdinand1
2009Live AloneFranz Ferdinand1
2013Love IlluminationFranz Ferdinand1
2013Right Action / Love IlluminationFranz Ferdinand1
2013Evil EyeFranz Ferdinand1
2013BulletFranz Ferdinand1
2013Right ActionFranz Ferdinand1
2014Fresh StrawberriesFranz Ferdinand2
2014Stand on the HorizonFranz Ferdinand1
2017Always AscendingFranz Ferdinand1
2018Feel the Love GoFranz Ferdinand2
2018Glimpse of LoveFranz Ferdinand2

Single + Live

2013Outsiders/Tell Her Tonight (Recorded live at Konk Studios)Franz Ferdinand1

Single + Remix

2018Always Ascending (Nina Kraviz remix)Franz Ferdinand1
2018Feel the Love Go (Remixes)Franz Ferdinand1
2018Glimpse of Love (Nightwave remix)Franz Ferdinand1


2003Darts of PleasureFranz Ferdinand3
2011Covers E.P.Franz Ferdinand3
2012Covers E.P. Remixes, Volume 1Franz Ferdinand1
2012Covers E.P. Remixes, Volume 2Franz Ferdinand1

EP + Live

2009iTunes Festival: London 2009Franz Ferdinand1
2013Live EPFranz Ferdinand1
2014Spotify Sessions: Thoughts, Words, ActionFranz Ferdinand1

EP + Remix

2013The North SeaFranz Ferdinand2

Other + Compilation

2021Franz Ferdinand: B-SidesFranz Ferdinand1


2005Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand1


2006Outsiders (Isolée remix)Franz Ferdinand1
2006RemixesFranz Ferdinand3

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