Everyone has their little obsessions. It just so happens that I’m obsessed with music. I absolutely love listening to almost any kind of music. (My mood determines the day’s tunes.)
I strongly believe that you should listen to an album at least three times all the way through before you make a judgement of its quality and content. And on the way back home from my little road trip this weekend, I decided to do so. I spent some quality time with my copy of The 1975’s new CD, “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.”
Wow. That’s a mouthful.
Being a fan of them since 2013, I was very hesitant as to how this album would sound. I knew they were changing their aesthetic, and I wasn’t sure how it would work. They had a very distinct sound and look in my mind. However, I am extremely thrilled with the way the entire album is composed and presented. There were pros and cons, as with any album, but as a whole I thoroughly enjoyed it.
When I first listened to this album, I was trying to compare it to the first album. However, that simply isn’t fair to them and all the hard work they put into both albums. Don’t try to compare the albums. They’re both wonderful for different reasons.
The 1975’s sophomore album was an eclectic mix of modern sounds and 1980s alternative pop. (My ’80s obsessed self was internally screaming.) It payed tribute to Bowie and his influence on pop culture. It intrigued and enamored with each new track. Each song transition was nearly perfect. The album, as a whole, seemed to be very complex and intricate.
Favorite Song: All of them????? (I can’t choose.)
Least Favorite Song: Nana
I really enjoyed the transitions and beats of the songs on this album. The instrumentation (is that a word?) was so much more elaborate and creative than before. However, I feel like some of the lyrics were repetitive from the last album.
Overall I give this album an 8.9/10 for content, creativity, ingenuity, and aesthetics. Thank you to Matty, George, Ross, and Adam for being absolute musical geniuses. Rock on.
P.S.: If you liked what you read, I would be totally down to review more albums. Let me know what you think.