On their fourth album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, The 1975’s ambition often exceeds their grasp, sounding like a poorly curated playlist.
Listening to The 1975 trying to actively forge an intelligent, overarching statement in an era when sincerity has long since died makes ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ arguably the most relevant pop album this decade.
by John Tindale When The 1975 released their eponymous debut LP, they set themselves on a fast track to the mainstream; here was a band releasing catchy, if earnest, indie-pop that resonated with the masses. However with all the successes there were a fair few people (myself included) who questioned whether they had earned it. For all the singles and hype there was no back-bone to support it over an agonising