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Album Review: The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

February 24, 2016

I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It is easily one of the most hyped albums of the year so far. The follow up to debut album The 1975 brings a whole new side to the Manchester band.

 

First single Love Me caused quite a stir amongst fans, old and new and also saw a lot of change in earlier perspectives of the band. Most of the people who ‘hated’ Healy and co’s previous work seem to have changed their minds after hearing the new material. 

 

The album shows the band transition from black and white indie pop to whole hearted full colour pop, filled with synth and catchy guitar.  Opening with a rework of the older track The 1975 before moving into the bold, catchy Love Me and Ugh! this album is an instant pleaser.

 

Please Be Naked is 4 mins and 26 seconds of beautiful piano and synth sounds, a nice calm point in the middle of the album, while Loving Someone is a more up tempo track. 

 

For me the stand out track has to be She’s American, I’ve been really excited to hear the studio version of this song having heard it played live on the ‘Love Me Tour’ and it definitely does not disappoint. It gives the feeling of a 90′s movie, it’s slightly dramatic with a chorus that will stick in your head for days.

 

The album definitely lives up to the hype that has built over the last few months. 17 perfect tracks with the perfect balance of big sing alongs and low tempo tracks that you just want to lie back and enjoy.

 

I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It is available on the 26th of February on Dirty Hit. 

 

Pre-order on iTunes here.

 

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