I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It: The 1975

April 4, 2016

 

★★★★☆

When popular English rock band The 1975 released there second album in late February, no one really knew what to expect. Fans had been tormented for months with strange messages on social media, followed by a prolonged silence all together. When the band finally returned, they returned with a fully uploaded, 17 song album. There new album “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It” has garnered fairly popular reviews so far, including this one. Although the album seems a bit long just like its title, you can find some very compelling music at almost every turn. “The Sound” which might be the brightest point of this album, proves to us why The 1975 is famous in the first place. With its funky beat and echoey like lyrics, this song plays right to the audience. A definite hit, this song reached number three on the American Hot 100. This new album has given fans a new sound to listen too. It can remind us something very similar to a kind of funk and pop that we are used to listening to on the radio. Highlighted by the song “Change of Heart”, the funk definitely flows through you with the help of a strong base and an interesting use of the keyboard. Something very unique that The 1975 incorporated into there music that is specially prevalent in this new album is a type of relaxing vibe that undertones most of the songs. With this calming tone highlighting most of the songs, we often find music that we can both dance and drift too. Songs like " "Please Be Naked” show this off perfectly, even as an instrumental this song has the ability to hit you right in that soft spot. With expert piano playing by Matthew Healy, this song is not one to miss on the extensive album. Even with everything new going on in this album, The 1975 refuses to forget about its roots. Popular hit and single “Love Me”, is also incorporated in this new album. Here we see a familiar and catchy rock tune that we have grown to adore, something that any alternative rock fan will be fawning over for weeks to come. The album has great music, however you do in some instances need to dig to find it. With so many songs of varying sounds it feels like the album is just trying to please everyone. This makes for a overstuffed almost messy track list that just seems to be trying to hard. This one flaw should not discourage you to check it out. The 1975 have released a pretty good album that is worth a listen to. As for now though, fans will have something to talk about for a very long time to come. 

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