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Opening with some heavy vocoder on The 1975 (a track reminiscent of that time Kanye West discovered Bon Iver and went hell for vocoder leather on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), the album properly kicks off with Give Yourself A Try. As much as this song tries to dissuade the listener from sticking around with its nasal, mock Death Cab for Cutie chorus, there’s plenty to hold out for here; a sentiment that the impassioned Love It If We Made It pleas for.
The 1975 don’t presume to have all the answers, but their sincerity and vulnerability make for a tremendous record that speaks to the state we live in. It’s their best work yet.
A magpie pop masterpiece that could only be made right now and right here. And for every stupid joke you’ve heard about avocados and house prices and safe spaces and jazz hands, this is a piece of art that shows another side to a generation, one of achievement, wit and humanity in the most confusing of times.