by Jason Neet

The 1975 an alternative rock band based out of Manchester. They started in 2004, but nobody really new about them until 2012. Their self-titled album was released on September 2nd, 2013, by Dirty Hit and Polydor Records. (The album went on the top ranks of the UK music charts.) It has 16 songs with the total length of 50 minutes 41 seconds. From the 16 songs there are six singles, each with its own unique music video. That is not all though, because you can purchase the deluxe edition of the album which comes with a total of 36 songs. This adds four of their EPs’ Facedown, Sex, Music for Cars and IV. Each EP has around 4-5 songs. There is also the iTunes deluxe edition of this album that comes with six remixes of songs off the album. The first single on it is called Chocolate, which is a great song to listen on a road trip. This song has a very unique sound to it that is not very common anymore, especially in modern rock or pop music. They play a sound that highly resembles 80’s pop music.

“Robbers’ is a love song. It was originally inspired by my love of the Quentin Tarantino film ‘True Romance’, the story of an Elvis obsessed loner who falls in love and marries a prostitute.”  says Matthew Healy.

I really enjoy that song. It has the 80’s pop sound that lead singer/guitarist Matthew Healy was heavily inspired by. This album is one of those albums that I recommend to all of my friends because not only is the sound good but it has a story to it, all of the songs have a story to it that are told through the lyrics that I think a lot of people can relate to. Now the singles aren’t what they are all about, all of the songs have an amazing sound to them that makes them all sound different. They have that 80’s pop sound but the beat is all unique so you won’t be listening to the same monotonous tone throughout all of the songs. Now lyric wise, their lyrics are not very repetitive at all, they are more like a very well told story in the form of a song and that is generally a very good aspect of an album that many people love especially when it’s relatable.