Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

With their foppish good looks, skinny trousers and sly, sexy post-punk tunes, Franz Ferdinand were one of the U.K.’s best pop exports in the 2000s, four suave Scotsmen who helped indie kids learn to dance. The Scottish quintet first scored a minor U.S. hit with “Take Me Out,” which combined a spiky riff with a shout-along chorus, and subsequent singles — including the blatantly homoerotic rocker “Michael” — only upped the pleasure principle.

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