The 1975 are an English band from Manchester that have released two album to date. Their most recent one I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, is their second studio album and this week’s album of the week.
It has a great 80s feel to it yet they play with various different styles and genres on this album, with a clear David Bowie influence on their Love Me single, so much so in fact that I found myself singing along to Bowie’s Fame while listening to it.
The thing I love the most about it, is that some of the songs sound like they were purposely written with John Hughes movies in mind. If John Hughes was still alive and making movies, I reckon he would use some of the tracks on this album for his movies. To see what I mean, check out A Change Of Heart and Paris.
Being a massive John Hughes fan, it goes without saying that this album has become a quick favourite.
The vibe of this album is of cool, ethereal, dance rock, sculpted in 80s synthpop hooks, coupled with Matt Healy’s beautiful voice.
The result gets massive thumbs up from me.
Standout tracks are: Love Me, A Change Of Heart, Somebody Else, Paris, She Lays Down and The Sound.