17 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1975’s second album makes a few things crystal clear: Matt Healy belongs to the flawed and decadent bloodline of Great British frontmen, his band has evolved from indie-pop upstarts into glorious, riotously ambitious oddities and they couldn’t care less about traditional titles or running times. Here lives generous dollops of iresistible, crunchy pop (“Love Me”, “Ugh”, “The Sound”), yearning electronic balladeering (“A Change of Heart”, “If I Believe You”, “Paris”) and ambient palate cleansers (the title track and “Lostmyhead”). Bound together with red-raw emotion and wicked humour, it’s astonishingly eclectic, a hell of a lot of fun and it should also see The 1975 graduate to stadiums on their own, delightfully weird, terms.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1975’s second album makes a few things crystal clear: Matt Healy belongs to the flawed and decadent bloodline of Great British frontmen, his band has evolved from indie-pop upstarts into glorious, riotously ambitious oddities and they couldn’t care less about traditional titles or running times. Here lives generous dollops of iresistible, crunchy pop (“Love Me”, “Ugh”, “The Sound”), yearning electronic balladeering (“A Change of Heart”, “If I Believe You”, “Paris”) and ambient palate cleansers (the title track and “Lostmyhead”). Bound together with red-raw emotion and wicked humour, it’s astonishingly eclectic, a hell of a lot of fun and it should also see The 1975 graduate to stadiums on their own, delightfully weird, terms.

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