The 1975 ~ Touring and Album Review

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The 1975 at the Apple Music Festival

Hannah Butler

    The 1975 are a British band from Manchester, England. Their genre is mostly a mix between pop and alt-rock. They wrote a fairly new album that had come out on February 26, 2016. This album is called I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. Matthew Healy is the frontman of the band, being lead vocals. Ross MacDonald and Adam Hann play bass guitar and guitar. Then there is George Daniel on the drums. The band officially formed in 2002 and have been making music ever since.

     The band has recently started a tour around Europe. The United Kingdom, Spain, France, and Germany are a few of the countries they would be visiting on tour. It started in December and is going all the way into April. They have been touring in the United States as well. Places they’ve been are New York, Florida, Missouri, and Texas.

     Many reviewers have shared their opinions about the new album. Some have said it’s the best they have so far, while others think it can’t top their self-titled album. Pitchfork reviewed the album, claiming it had “a much more distinct iconoclastic character.” It has an ‘80s Hot 100 pop feel to it.

     Spin had reviewed the album as well. The album has less guitar, thrashing and bigger choruses, and the band is always dominated by their unique and headstrong impulses.

     Overall, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It has very good reviews but not high ratings. Ratings are ranged, but most are around a six to an eight. I really enjoy the album. It’s very different from what you usually hear and is like a throwback to the eighties. I feel like some songs could be shorter to attract more people to the songs. The album is meaningful and the lyrics can be very relatable.