The 1975‘s Notes On A Conditional Form album has got its delayed release today on New Music Friday – have a listen on Live4ever.
The record follows 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, and was given a glowing 8/10 review by Live4ever:
“When the Arctic Monkeys released Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino it earned an atom-splitting fan reception,” it begins. “Reimagining Alex Turner as a cravat-friendly lounge lizard, it seemed to delight in the outrageous liberties taken with the band’s own heritage. Despite the shockwaves caused however, it was (whisper it quietly) their most creative album yet and (whisper it even more quietly) their best since 2007’s Favourite Worst Nightmare.”
“No such ‘Are they trolling?’ problems exist for The 1975, the ashen polyglots who have, to all intents and purposes, taken over as the UK’s most feted musical export. This seemed far from likely in 2013 when their eponymous debut harvested maturing Directioners without needing to take many risks.”
“The quartet has not so much reinvented themselves since as wisely tracked close to their maturing fanbase: 2018’s A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships – an hour long bricolage of styles and mind snippets – saw them pointed directly at Generation Playlist, the first to grow up with music as an ever changing pool of mood swings. Of this audience with which they’d synced so perfectly, singer Matt Healy once said: ‘It’s musically all over the place – and particularly mentally unwell.’”