Quintessential Songs of the ’00s: #2 “Take Me Out”

Franz Ferdinand burst on the scene in 2004 with the second single from their self-titled debut.

The meaning of the song has long been debated. Some believe it to be about a sniper that’s about to kill his target while others believe it’s about romantic love.

Whatever it’s about — it’s a great, rocking tune. I love the guitar throughout and the shifts in tempo. The latter is tough to pull off, but the band does it well.

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