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Alternative & Indie - Released November 30, 2018 | Polydor Records

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The 1975 are back with their third studio album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. After a stint in rehab for frontman Matty Healy back in November/December, 2017, which helped him shake some drug problems, the four piece from Wilmslow are back to doing what they do best; making unique and interesting music with complex lyrics. So, what are The 1975 trying to tell us this time round? Well, it doesn’t look like they’re that bothered about being seen as a “cool” Indie Rock band anymore. They seem to have stepped out from behind this front to give us an album that focuses on sincerity and the role that the internet plays in our relationships. This message of sincerity is most clear on tracks such as Give Yourself A Try and Sincerity Is Scary where a lot of the lyrics focus on overcoming identity problems (caused by people hiding behind social media) and giving an honest account of one’s self. One of the highlights of this album has to be Love It If We Made It, a track which takes a look at both the political and social craziness of the time that we live in. “Modernity has failed us!” sings Healy. Speaking about the meaning of this song Healy stated “Love It If We Made it is the gem of hope amongst all of the rubble”, “We have to really love each other, and if you don’t, just try.” The song that most clearly spells out the threat that the internet poses to our human relationships is The Man Who Married A Robot. Siri tells us the tale of a lonely man that became best friends with the internet and only existed online, eventually the man dies, but the internet lives on. There is something quite chilling about the story. Produced almost entirely by Healy and drummer George Daniel, the album also includes acoustic ballads such as Be My Mistake and Surrounded By Heads And Bodies as well as some more heavily produced tracks like I Like America & America Likes Me. The boys close the album with I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes) which focuses on the struggles of everyday life and has a hint of the Oasis to it. Insecurity, the madness of the world, computer screen relationships, The 1975 bring it all together whilst appreciating that it isn’t always easy to be sincere. © Euan Decourt/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released May 22, 2020 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 26, 2016 | The 1975 Artist Deal P - S

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 3, 2020 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 23, 2020 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2013 | Interscope

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 24, 2019 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 19, 2020 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 19, 2020 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2013 | Polydor Records

The 2013 self-titled debut album from the 1975 is a superb album that finds the Manchester outfit poised on the brink of stardom. When rock guitars meet dancefloor synths, '80s influences become hard to deny, but while the 1975 definitely have a retro vibe (hence the name), the alchemy of how they bring those influences to bear is totally contemporary. While many of the tracks here bring to mind such icons as Peter Gabriel, INXS, and U2, they also fit nicely next to artists of the same moment, like Passion Pit, Temper Trap, and M83. It helps that lead singer/songwriter Matthew Healy has a compelling tenor croon that can soar like Bono one minute and coo like Lionel Richie the next. There is also a sophistication to the band's songs, and an instinct to blur genre lines that makes it hard to box them into one, easy to define sound. In that sense, the band also recalls the way Fall Out Boy combined the rhythmic phrasing and melodies of contemporary R&B with their own brand of driving, guitar-based emo-rock. Much has been made of the 1975's avowed love of '80s John Hughes movies, and many of the cuts here, like the thrilling, lovesick "Settle Down" and the sparkling "Girls," play with such great narrative momentum that they sound like songs culled from a Hughes soundtrack. Meanwhile, cuts like "The City," "Chocolate," and "Sex" drive and climb like the best anthemic '80s stadium rock, roiling a host of influences into a single distinct sound that, the moment it hits your ears, becomes timeless. © Matt Collar /TiVo
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Alternative & Indie - Released January 16, 2020 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released May 13, 2020 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released December 15, 2017 | The 1975 LP3 Artist Deal PS

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 7, 2016 | The 1975 Artist Deal P - S

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 26, 2016 | The 1975 Artist Deal P - S

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Alternative & Indie - Released July 24, 2019 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released February 22, 2017 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 6, 2017 | Polydor Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released March 4, 2013 | Interscope

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 23, 2020 | Polydor Records

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