by The 1975
- Record Label: Polydor
- Release Date: Nov 30, 2018
- Summary: The third full-length release for the British rock band was produced by the band's own Matthew Healy and George Daniel.
- Record Label: Polydor
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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|Give Yourself A Try|
|You learn a couple things when you get to my age Like friends don't lie and it all tastes the same in the dark When your vinyl and your coffee...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 26 out of 29
Mixed: 2 out of 29
Negative: 1 out of 29
Dec 3, 2018There's so much going on in this record, but it's far from a case of throwing everything against the wall and seeing what sticks. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships is a considered, ambitious album from a band who are constantly pushing themselves.
Q MagazineNov 20, 2018A Brief Inquiry... feel not just hugely entertaining and moving, but necessary. [Jan 2019, p.104]
Nov 23, 2018The 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.
Nov 29, 2018It’s the points at which A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships veers away from the preset aesthetic that feel the most profound.
Dec 3, 2018Overall, it’s not as gleeful as their last one, but melodic light relief abounds, as on the Belinda Carlisle outtake that is It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You). Those conclusions feel earned, not merely hashtagged.
Nov 30, 2018Great albums don’t need to define a generation or open doors to other worlds, they just need to make great music--and Inquiry does exactly that. It’s a batch of quality pop songs--nothing more, nothing less.
Dec 17, 2018Some of the arrangements wouldn't be that bad if they hadn't been sampled and sequenced to death. But if over-producing the life out of something is one thing, any use of the dreaded Auto-Tune facility is another. It runs through A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships like the plague to the point where numerous listens later I still have no idea what Matty Healy's actual singing voice sounds like.
Positive: 38 out of 44
Mixed: 3 out of 44
Negative: 3 out of 44
Dec 24, 2019Amazing! One of my favorites albums of all the times. Thanks to this hard work and production I fell deeply in love with the idea of thisAmazing! One of my favorites albums of all the times. Thanks to this hard work and production I fell deeply in love with the idea of this band. Always in my heart… Expand
Dec 4, 2018Their best album yet, all over the place yet cohesive. Songs like "i Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)" and Inside Your Mind are instantly classics.
Nov 30, 2018"TOOGOODTOOGOODTOOGOOD". The album is highly experimental, bringing all the heavy issues yet the execution is simply delicate and easy to"TOOGOODTOOGOODTOOGOOD". The album is highly experimental, bringing all the heavy issues yet the execution is simply delicate and easy to digest thanks to the superiority of the lyrics accompanied by the heavenly melodies. This is their world with their own rules, we are entities that follow the flow of their own melancholy. OK Computer of our generation some said, seems like a little bit exaggeration but seriously there's nothing to be ashamed of. Sincerity is Scary, I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes) and Give Yourself A Try are the highlights of the album with all other tracks serving high replay value. ABIIOR is undoubtedly the definition of instant classic, period.… Expand
Dec 4, 2018Absolutely gorgeous album. My issue with the 1975 has always been them releasing great singles with rather boring albums (with a few decentAbsolutely gorgeous album. My issue with the 1975 has always been them releasing great singles with rather boring albums (with a few decent deep-cuts). Self titled was over all good and "I like it..." could really bore me at times. Going into this album I was expecting the same. There were more great singles, but they were really all over the place stylistically. I was excited nonetheless. I downloaded it as soon as it dropped and was extremely surprised from what i heard. This album explores many different genres from electropop to traditional jazz. Usually, this would be a weird thing to do for most bands. But there was a weird thing about this album- The 1975 made it work. "A brief Inquiry..." blends electropop, jazz, post-rock, and ambient to create a hauntingly beautiful album that makes us think about life in 2018. You could argue that this album was boring at times, but I would say that this album is just a slowburner most of the time. If you're going into this album wanting their sleek pop rock sound that the band has become known for, look to their other two albums. This is a different one, a more conscious album that is ushering in a new era for the band. I've been blown away every time I've listened to this album since it was released. This album might just cement The 1975 as the most important pop band of the decade.… Expand
Nov 20, 2021Punctuated by the leads return to rehab in the throes of addiction the 1975 third album bursted out as jaded as it's frontman. A maximalistPunctuated by the leads return to rehab in the throes of addiction the 1975 third album bursted out as jaded as it's frontman. A maximalist amalgamation of inspirations from the bon iver adjacent delivery on "be by mistake " or one if the many Radiohead indept "i always want to die (sometimes)". The latter being one of the lyrical highlights "(But your death it won't happen to you / It happens to your family and your friends)" exploding into an arena ready chorus. But the second track which truly opens up the song is one of the best displays of Healy's spectacular songwriting as he biographically riffs on himself and tells us how it's never over. Despite how specific the subjects of fame might be its still a universal topic of self destruction but never does he fall into self pity or pointing fingers just a sincere confession. It's things like that that anchor the album. Filled with black humour and straightforward quips and enough experiments to keep it intresting such as the ok computer coldness of "The Man Who Married a Robot ". The heartbreaking "sincerity is scary " is a frank break between people who haven't lost love for each other
This is honestly their magnum opus.… Expand
Aug 22, 2019Maybe 2 or 3 times a year I'll buy an album based on hype. Yes, I could just check it out online but there is just something about partingMaybe 2 or 3 times a year I'll buy an album based on hype. Yes, I could just check it out online but there is just something about parting with your cash and taking a chance on a physical album. If its a good one, its a similar feeling to backing the winner in a game. If its overhyped then you move on and no one has died. The 1975's 3rd album "A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships" is one that I took a chance on. While it is incredibly overhyped, it is still an album that contains half a dozen really good songs. It's got an incredible range of styles present and it has to be noted that it is one of the more ambitious albums of 2018 if certainly not the best. Just short of the hour mark, it outstays its welcome. There are 15 minutes at least that could have been cut."Love It If We Make It" is a good taster of the album, a fusion of the 2010's and the 1980's showing how hard it is to be controversial or relevant in an age of saturation in every sense. I won't be rushing back to The 1975 but not my worst impulse buy ever.… Expand
Aug 2, 2020i really don't like this overhyped band. they are really really really really really really really bad
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