Who said drum solos were passe? I’ve never yet had the fortune to see Franz Ferdinand live – it’s on my bucket list – but it’s clear from any number of clips that they’re mighty fierce on stage. And if they haven’t evolved much in the years they’ve been around, it may just be not wanting to mess with perfection. They were one of the first tight guitar bands to make it big in the rock revival of the 2000’s, and I think they’re one of the classic bands of that movement. All of which is quickly becoming ancient history, of course. When we’re all geriatric and making meme’s about being a 2000’s kid, we’ll be bragging that we still have our original Franz Ferdinand CD’s.