The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It: Ironic or sincere?

Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 21:15

   
 

Album:
I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

Artist:
The 1975

Label:
Polydor

Genre:
Alternative

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but does that go for album titles, too? Ludicrous pretension aside, there is surprisingly more to this Manchester quartet than there would seem.

As with their 2013 debut, funk and synthpop loom large amid the scuffled rock, as Love Me’s odd combo of Prince and Duran Duran demonstrates.

Elsewhere, Matt Healy and co pillage the spectrum of 1980s pop, from the Tears for Fears-esque Somebody Else to the sax solo-infused Phil Collins/Steely Dan yacht rock of She’s American.

Ironic or sincere? Lyrics like, “I’m the Greek economy of cashing intellectual cheques” are equally difficult to take seriously. We suspect that is the whole point.

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